Skills Café: Finance and Professional Services

Calling all finance and professional services businesses!

Skills planning over a coffee.

Drop in 8am-11am at East Parade Social, Leeds.

The Skills Service (managed by WYCC) offers a unique package of training and support for SMEs in the Leeds City Region.

Join our team of Skills Advisors for a free coffee and skills plan to help your business with workforce training and access to European Social Fund (ESF) funding. WYCC Skills Service Advisors will explore opportunities with businesses to offer the right training that can be part funded by the European Social Fund.

No need to book, just drop in to the East Parade Social in Leeds between 8am and 11am and speak to one of our skills advisors.

Free workshops – booking essential

We’re also offering two free taster workshops for people working in digital businesses. Numbers are limited for these so please book your ticket early to ensure you get a place. These workshops are open to finance and professional services businesses and are limited to four places per company per workshop.

Workshop 1 – Customer Service and Sales


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How to improve your sales and customer service for free using 10 top tips. Small changes that can make a big difference.

Research has shown that customer service and sales are some of the most in demand skills in job postings in the finance and professional services sector (in the Leeds City Region). This taster workshop is a great introduction for anyone working in a client facing role within the finance and professional services sector in the Leeds City Region.

Trainer: Client Marketing

Workshop 2 – HR for non-HR Managers – Human Resources and Talent Management


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This session is aimed at owners and managers of businesses together with operations and finance managers who are seeking a greater understanding of the subject area.

Having access to human resources and talent management specialisms are recognised as a key components to underpin business growth and long term success. This taster session aims to introduce participants to HR as a discipline and its role in both strategy and operational success to add business benefit.

Trainer: Brook Corporate Developments




08:00 - 11:00

East Parade Social

10-12 East Parade Leeds LS1 2BH