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It’s time to ride the wave of this year’s economic up-turn

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: January 03, 2014

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BUSINESS experts say companies in and around Ashbourne should be preparing for the predicted upturn in the next six months by laying out their priorities.

Staff training, development and business growth of up to ten per cent, should be on the new year wish list of targets, according to experts, as confidence grows in the national economy.

Sokesman for Bibby Financial Services, Sharon Wiltshire, (pictured) said it was encouraging that businesses were looking to get fit for the future but raised a concern about the level of funding support firms are applying for.

She said: “It is a really positive sign to see firms in the region investing in future growth and staff training as it reflects the level of ambition for the future.

“Firms looking at staff development and training as a priority need the finance behind them to be able to make that investment in their staff, and should be talking to funding providers about the options that suit them best.

“Funding support is vital in underpinning a sustainable recovery both in this region and the rest of the UK.”

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