Education & Training


The UK`s leading online resource specifically for rural businesses, diversifying farmers and landowners.

Created to provide start-up, young and growing businesses with free advice and guidance to help kick-start their venture, The Business Barn hosts:

– Over 500 novel and traditional business ideas
– Hundreds of business articles and guides written by industry experts
– A member-only Rural Business Network facilitating learning, engagement and conversation through our forum, webinars and other features
– A comprehensive business directory
– And much more….

So, if you`re looking for some inspiration, advice on how to start your business, new business opportunities or a particular product or service then visit where you will find all this and more.

Get inspired, learn, connect and do business with The Business Barn.


HWGTA is “one of the best providers of bespoke apprenticeships.”- Ofsted 2016.

We are an employer led, not for profit organisation specialising in providing bespoke apprenticeships and accredited training across Herefordshire and Worcestershire for over half a century. Our purpose built training facility opened in Worcester in 2017 allowing us to continue to provide excellent service to local employers looking to enhance their workforce.

We are an Ofsted “Outstanding” provider of apprenticeships in Accountancy, Business Administration, Customer Service, Engineering and Management. We work closely with employers to develop training programmes which suit their business needs and have many long term business relationships, some of which have spanned our 50+ years in business.

Our “Workforce Development” provision continues to grow, we are proud to deliver accredited ILM management training to our local employers as well as our own bespoke courses centred around developing the individual to achieve the best workplace performance, such as time management, intro to Excel and managing conflict. We also provide accredited and bespoke health and safety training such as First Aid at Work, IOSH and Fire Marshalling. Courses can be tailored to the customer and delivered at business premises if required.

Our premises also have professional meeting rooms available to hire including WIFI, air conditioning and refreshments.

Jessy Paston Counselling and CoachingJessy Paston Counselling and Coaching

Person centered BACP qualified counsellor offering support for mental and emotional health issues such as stress, anxiety and depression to name a few.

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I’m Esther Partridge-Warner and I have an extensive background in sales and marketing, spanning over 25 years. I help small businesses market themselves brilliantly, especially by using social media.

I’ve worked in large multinational corporations and micro businesses, across various industry platforms from educational publishing, security, IT, to health, recruitment, creative industries (especially Etsy) and many others.

In 2006 I graduated with a degree in IT for Education & Training. In autumn 2017 I commenced lecturing in Social Media in the Business School at Worcester University.

Now a successful entrepreneur, trainer and speaker, I provide business and marketing support for business owners, as well as for larger companies, networking groups and more. I’m a recognised online marketing and social media expert and an Enterprise Nation advisor.

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The Community Broadcast Company (The CBC) is an innovative and unique community driven creative-arts and skills training social-enterprise. We are multi-platform media-house and established not-for-profit Community Interest Company. Our ethos and focus is community benefit, rather than personal gain.
Our organisation operates as two distinct departments of CBC-TV and CBC-Corporates, allowing for two distinct brands between our community activities and corporate services.

  • Finance director services
  • Business advisory
  • Consultancy / financial management
  • Planning
  • Management information
  • Profit improvement
  • Cash flow management
  • Training

Training, Coaching and consultancy for Management Teams, Operational Teams and Sales Teams.

ILM Certified Exceptional Trainer

ExtendedDISC Certified Practitioner

SPQ*Gold (sales preference profiling) providerPractical and measured solutions to the challenges of change, organisational growth and people development.

* Management training and development

* Organisational structure and team development

* Change and operational transition

* Sales process and team development

* Sustainable Sales and Account Management planning, training and development

*Tendering and Bid Management

* Soft Skills (presentations, customer relationships, communication, goal setting and managing, dealing with conflict)


– Procurement – helping companies buy things in a better way.

– Commercial Negotiation – training and advising buyers and salespeople in the art of commercial negotiation.

– Communications – training and coaching business people in getting their message across.

Prepared to travel to businesses across the country.


Twitter for Business training courses at three levels. We also provide bespoke Twitter marketing consultancy services and account analysis.
Like it or not (and we LOVE IT) Twitter is a social media platform that simply can’t be ignored. Businesses of all sizes and industry sectors are now utilising the ‘power’ of Twitter to engage with existing clients and most importantly attract new ones! Through #WorcestershireHour we have shown how Twitter’s global platform can even be used for highly effective and targeted ‘local’ engagement.
To help businesses (and charities/NFPs) understand how to make Twitter work for them, we have created three interactive workshops designed to develop your Twitter knowledge and skills.
Having researched the market for Twitter for Business training we believe we have built a truly unique programme providing incredible valuWe are registered experts for the government backed Business Growth Service and Growth Accelerator programmes.e!


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