Leading enterprise agency for Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, Wenta, have provided essential training on self-employment to over 220 employment advisers at national charity, The Shaw Trust, following a recent partnership.

This training has provided advisers at The Shaw Trust with vital advice, information and tools needed to help their clients – particularly those that are disabled or ‘hard to reach’ and looking to set up their own business. The Shaw Trust, formed in 1982, now supports over 50,000 people a year to live independent and inclusive lives nationwide.

Wenta, a social enterprise that has been providing support and advice to those considering, starting and growing their own business for over 32 years, are proud to have played a vital part in this support. 20 bespoke workshops were delivered by Wenta trainers at multiple ‘Shaw Trust’ locations from Portsmouth to Glasgow. Advisers at The Shaw Trust now also have access to Wenta’s award-winning online, live chat, business advice platform which has proved to be a popular tool for advisers to access ongoing support, resources and immediate advice when needed.

Commenting on the partnership, Sharon Gaffney, Head of Education and Skills at Wenta, said:

“This has been an exciting and innovative project. The course was interactive and involved Shaw Trust Advisers creating ‘mock businesses’ – enabling them to understand the concept fully. It is extremely rewarding to know we are helping people nationally to achieve their dream of running their own business.”

If you’re thinking of starting a business, looking for support with an existing one, or would like ‘self-employment training’ delivered within your organisation, get in touch with Wenta today.