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Delivered by Skills Development Scotland (SDS) and Remarkable, Skills for Growth is a free service for businesses with five to 250 employees. It involves up to two days of business consultancy, resulting in an in-depth plan focused on skills, training and recruitment needs.
For Robertson Gemini, SDS Skills for Growth Adviser Lesley Begg and Aidan Flynn of Remarkable led the process.
David Butler said: “They reviewed the whole business and interviewed all the staff to gain insight into what we were doing, resulting in a comprehensive report with advice on steps that could improve things.”
“It concentrated the mind a great deal. The staff were unsure of it at first but Lesley and Aidan pitched it just right and explained that the whole process was confidential, so it was all positive.
Lesley explained how the staff’s willingness to engage with the process paid off. “For a business as well-established as Robertson Gemini, adopting new approaches in areas such as staff development and training can sometimes be a challenge," she said. “But having taken the right steps, the firm and its staff have reaped the rewards. It has benefited everyone and I’d encourage other businesses to follow their example.”
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