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New guide helps tradespeople through COVID-19 business challenges

Commercial, building services and gas ACS training provider, Skills Training Group, has launched a new free guide Lockdown Lessons for Tradespeople giving practical advice and ideas about how to rise to the business challenges presented by COVID-19.

The comprehensive resource contains testimonials from building services companies giving their real-life accounts of life under lockdown and how they are diversifying to meet the demands of the future.

The guide is available as a free download from

Mark McShane, managing director at Skills Training Group, said: “As a building services training provider, we’ve always focused on preparing our students for real-world situations, giving them a competitive edge when it comes to being hired and staying gainfully employed, or starting their own business, and our Lockdown Lessonsguide is an extension of this core value.

“Business owners may think now is the time to cut costs and reduce marketing spend, but with many companies scaling back, businesses willing to invest in their future – through promotions, training and/or diversification into related sectors – have an opportunity to stand out from more cautious competitors.

“We hope our guide encourages building services engineers and business owners to stay positive, look for new opportunities and make good investments now that will serve them as the face of building services continues to evolve.”

Lockdown Lessons for Tradespeople also covers:

• Health, safety and hygiene

• Financial support

• Digital marketing

• Training and diversification

• Futureproofing

• Local and nationwide ‘green’ schemes

• Being part of your local community and economy

• Installer experiences, and more.

Lockdown Lessons for Tradespeoplefrom Skills Training Group is a resource for sole traders and SMEs operating in the building services sector looking to gain new business streams, fill gaps in the market created by the current economic situation and future-proof their workforce.

8 September 2020


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