Finding skilled staff is a real challenge for British exporters according to the latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook from DHL and the British Chambers of Commerce.
According to a recent survey it is often businesses themselves who have to make up skills gaps when they can’t find skilled staff.
Together. Realising Potential. Creating a better future for Britain’s businesses.
A thriving population of SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) provides the cornerstone of the British economy. It is these businesses who ultimately deliver the expertise, agility and innovation that drive the UK’s local, national, regional and global success.
This is what inspired the inception of Exemplas and we are proud that, since then, over half a million SMEs have benefited from our visionary support and guidance to help them grow and fulfil their potential.
Using this experience, and our heritage as part of the University of Hertfordshire Group of Companies, we are working with an emerging generation of SME owners and managers to help them move from start up to sustainability. And this is why we lead the way in developing and implementing collaborative strategies with partners from industry, academia and government to shape the future for small business.
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It has been well over two decades since Exemplas first started helping smaller and start-up businesses to develop and fulfil their potential. Since then, as the not-for-profit commercial arm of the University of Hertfordshire, we’ve shared our visionary approach to business growth and success with over 100,000 UK SMEs.
We are passionately committed to working with policy-makers, our SME peers, major corporates and academics to do everything we can together to create the best possible environment for the UK’s smaller businesses to flourish.
We take painstaking care to constantly evolve and improve our diverse portfolio of business support and skills services. Each is driven by our passionate belief in the power of expert diagnosis, advice and analysis to guide businesses to sustainable success.
Mainly focused on the SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) sector and often delivered in collaboration with expert partners, our services enable us to provide effective business support and skills guidance at every stage from start-up to establishment.
From specialist support for exporters and social enterprises, to creating powerful links with universities, formulating strategies for success and identifying expert local consultants who can help implement them, our business-support line-up is the proven stimulus behind countless business success stories.
We care deeply about helping people and businesses perform better, for brighter careers, stronger firms and healthier communities. And ultimately, of course, for a more competitive UK economy. That’s why the skills agenda has been at the heart of what we do for over two decades. Today is no different.