Saint-Gobain Entrepreneurship Foundation 2017 launched

Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland has launched the third edition of its Entrepreneurship Foundation, in partnership with the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (IOEE), Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and Supply Chain Sustainability School.

Aiming to equip small companies with the business and management skills necessary to develop and grow their enterprises, the Entrepreneurship Foundation 2017 offers practical, hands-on training and an introduction to sustainable building systems, delivered by the Supply Chain Sustainability School and Saint-Gobain’s expert technical teams.

There will also be core business skills training delivered through the IOEE and CITB. This will include guidance on marketing, leadership and management, finance, innovation, and effective planning.

Mike Chaldecott, general delegate for Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland, said: “The Entrepreneurship Foundation is the manifestation of our commitment to support the industry, expressed in our CSR strategy.

“We believe that it is our role to actively promote the development of businesses so that they can attract talent and meet the demands of a developing, dynamic and innovative construction industry. It’s great to be working with some great organisations, such as CITB and IOEE to deliver the Foundation. We anticipate this will make a real difference to the companies signed up to the Foundation this year.”

Having started in 2015 with the aim of supporting over 200 growing businesses by 2020, the Entrepreneurship Foundation represents a long-term commitment from Saint-Gobain to support small businesses in the UK and Ireland and builds on the work the company has done for many years in providing skills and advice to the trade in order to promote a sustainable built environment.

To find out more about the Entrepreneurship Foundation, click here.