Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce's business training department has introduced a virtual training programme in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Hosted by industry experts, their suite of virtual training courses has been designed to aid businesses who are planning to or are already returning to work and helping businesses to restart and recover.

After the successful feedback from members and attendees, the chamber are looking to expand their course repertoire to provide even more informative and useful information to businesses around Herefordshire & Worcestershire.

Sharon Smith, CEO of the chamber, said: “As a result of the fantastic work by our chamber training department in offering such vital information to businesses, we are looking to offer even more. As a result of this we are searching for talented education and training providers who will be willing to add their expertise to our already extensive training offerings. We are inviting education and training providers to tender for a number of training topics, to expand our diverse portfolio further. And we will look forward to welcoming any new providers that can further add their knowledge and experience to our collection of courses available.”

New courses being introduced into their portfolio include Leading Change, Strategic Thinking and Virtual Sales Training. To be considered for the tender you must be able to provide the following:

•An appropriate course outline (1-2 pages maximum)

•Example of delegate handouts – this can include group activities/interactive sessions

•Content that will fit a course duration of 2-4 hours

•Proof of qualifications/CV

•Testimonials and feedback from previous training sessions you have delivered

All prospective applicants should declare their interest before the deadline of Friday June 26. For further information, email or phone 01905 673600.

The chamber has supported the Love Local Business campaign run by the Worcester News, Malvern Gazette and Evesham Journal, which encourages our readers to spend their money locally to help businesses recover from the coronvirus lockdown.

Other campaign sponsors include Worcester BID, Visit Worcester, Worcester City Council, Tom Cook Carpets, Crowngate Shopping Centre and the University of Worcester.