FISCAL Project Completion

Employment Support

FISCAL Project Completion

Providing the opportunity to improve your IT, financial and interview skills over 3 weeks through a range of practical workshops to support you in your job search.

The Project Overview

The FISCAL Project

After an intense but rewarding 6 months, our FISCAL project has now come to an end.

Launched in August 2019 by Wolverhampton Learning Platform CIC and funded by The Black Country ESF Community Grant, its aim was to support 30 economically inactive beneficiaries with a variety of barriers to improve their skills, address and overcome their barriers, to secure employment or process into further education.

The project was carried out by the 5 partner organisations of the WLP, it focused on financial education, money management, better off in work calculations, confidence building, goal setting and targeted job search.

 

 

FISCAL Workshop

The Project Details

All-around Success!

The beneficiaries involved have shown marked improvements in their personal confidence and skill levels, this has led onto employment for some (Royal Mail, Community Care Roles, Office Admin,), volunteering for others (at Access2Business, Bridging The Gap, Kitchen Volunteer) and further education/training for many.

Success can be measured in many ways, qualifications, employment, are of course important, however the softer outcomes such as confidence building, teamwork, goal setting can make a difference in people’s lives. Building their self-esteem and self-belief, can go a long way to help find the employment they are looking for.

The Fiscal project helped in these areas as it was able to devote more time to support clients as a group or on 1-2-1 basis, in addition, the group developed a strong supportive bond and helped each other where needed.

During this program, 30 beneficiaries have been supported, with 7/8 of these going into paid employment, another 17 have progressed into further education or training to continue their journey towards employment.

FISCAL Workshop

FISCAL Workshop

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Contact

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  • 01902 572397
  • info@access2business.co.uk

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International Women’s Day 2020!

Access to Business Events

International Women's Day 2020!

Join like-minded women and learn from specialists how to begin and elevate YOUR business to the next level!

Time

10:00AM till 12:00PM

Venue

The Mayor's Parlour, Third Floor, Civic Centre, St Peter's Square, Wolverhampton, WV1 1SH

Date

Thursday 12th March 2020

The Project Overview

About the Event

Are you a lady wanting to be self-employed or trying to grow your business?

Take the opportunity to join us on the 12th March to celebrate International Women’s Day for 2020!

An opportunity to speak with other like-minded women over light refreshments and hear from specialist advisers who can support and guide you every step of the way.

Learn more about our eBay training course, and benefit from our exciting women’s business support projects, including WEST , ROSE, and how to crowdfund for your business via the NatWest Back Her Business.

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Reservations

Book Your Place

To reserve your place for this FREE event, please book through the Eventbrite link below by Monday 9th March 2020, as spaces will be limited.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/international-womens-day-2020-tickets-89973201267

FAQ

FAQ

If you have any enquires about the event please contact carole@access2business.co.uk for further information.

We will be serving basic tea/coffee, biscuits and pastries at the event, but if you’d like further information for food allergies, please contact carole@access2business.co.uk for any food enquires.

While our venue is disability friendly, please let us know in advance if you need disability access so we can provide seating.

While we do NOT provide free parking, we have links as to where you can pre-book and check the current rates:

https://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/parking-and-roads/city-centre-car-parks

https://www.parkme.com/en-gb/lot/159863/civic-centre-car-park-wolverhampton-uk

#IWD2020

#EachforEqual

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The event was sure to provide our attendees with the essential guidance to start and grow their businesses. 

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Access to Business is the Wolverhampton based charity providing professional services supporting local people into employment and self-employment and also offering accredited and non-accredited training courses and office services for local businesses.

Contact

  • The Curve, 81 Tempest Street Wolverhampton, WV2 1AA
  • 01902 572397
  • info@access2business.co.uk

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Charity No:  1138761

Company No:  05084674

© 2019, Access to Business. All Rights Reserved

Building Financial Capabilities with FISCAL Project

Employment Support

Building Financial Capabilities with FISCAL Project

Providing the opportunity to improve your IT, financial and interview skills over 3 weeks through a range of practical workshops to support you in your job search.

The Project Overview

The FISCAL Project

Wolverhampton Learning Platform CIC partners, Access to Business, Bilston Resource Centre, Job Change, TLC College and YMCA Wolverhampton are delivering a new and exciting FISCAL project (August 2019- January 2020), funded by the Black Country ESF Community Grant.

The aim of the project is to support 30 economically inactive beneficiaries with “multiple barriers” across the city of Wolverhampton to address the obstacles to secure employment. 

In particular focusing on improving skills and addressing financial debt issues for the hardest to reach members of disadvantaged groups and neighbourhoods.

FISCAL Workshop

The Project Details

The FISCAL Project

FISCAL works to empower beneficiaries to improve their financial education, money management, budgeting skills and financial confidence through workshops and one-to-one support. Sessions include how to be ‘better off in work or self-employment’. The project assist beneficiaries to gain skills and look for work.

The project runs 5 separate programmes with each of the 5 partners delivering one programme each in their identified location.

Beneficiaries learn financial management skills including and how to be less reliant on benefits. They discover ways to shop on a budget, food preparation on a budget and ways in which they can reduce spending. Each beneficiary is introduced to the Money Advice Service website to make them aware of the MAS budget calculators and to understand the benefits of earning income through employment.

During the previous Black Country Community Grant project “Back-on-Track” project Wolverhampton Learning Platform was able to support 52 unemployed clients providing a wide variety of employment related opportunities for people from a range of backgrounds and abilities. 

The FISCAL Flyer 

The Project Details

For Further Information

To find more about the FISCAL project and how to join the programme contact Jim Brennan on 01902 572398 or by email info@wolverhamptonlearningplatform.org.uk.

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Access to Business is the Wolverhampton based charity providing professional services supporting local people into employment and self-employment and also offering accredited and non-accredited training courses and office services for local businesses.

Contact

  • The Curve, 81 Tempest Street Wolverhampton, WV2 1AA
  • 01902 572397
  • info@access2business.co.uk

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Charity No:  1138761

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Winners! Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2017

Winners!

Access to Business Win Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

We are delighted to announce that Access to Business has been awarded 'The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service', the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK, the equivalent of an MBE for volunteer groups.

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Meeting the Mayor

A2B staff inside the Mayor's Parlour at the City of Wolverhampton Council. 

The Presentation Ceremony

The Mayor's Palour

PRIDE

The presentation ceremony took place on Thursday 27th July 2017 in The Mayor’s Parlour of the City of Wolverhampton Council. 

The presentation has been made by Deputy Lieutenants Major Sylvia Parkin MBE TD JP DL and Dr Satya Sharma MBE DL. Also in attendance was The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Wolverhampton, Councillor Elias Mattu. 

The event was attended by over 60 people including Councillor John Reynolds, Council members, funder representatives, partners, Access to Business’s volunteers, staff and partners.

Royal Attendance

A2B CEO Josie Kelly awaits at Buckingham Palace for a special day with the Queen and other Royals. 

A Ravishing Royal Visit

The Queen's Garden Party

Royalty

In honour of the award 2 Access to Business staff team also attended The Queen’s Garden Party on 16th May joining over 7000 other guests. In attendance was The Queen, Prince Phillip, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (William and Kate), The Princess Royal (Princess Anne), Prince Edward and Princess Eugenie.

15 Years of Hard Work & Dedication

Receiving The Queen's Award

Chief Executive Josie Kelly said “We are absolutely honoured and delighted to have received our Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services. For over 15 years we have been providing services for unemployed and disabled people in our City to improve their skills, confidence and support their route to employment. Volunteers play a vitally important role in supporting our work and include our volunteer Board of Directors and many local volunteers supporting and promoting our work helping others to improve their lives.”

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The Best Support

Access to Business were delighted to receive the Queen's Award for Voluntary Services, and will to continue to provide their support to the people of Wolverhampton.

See below video to hear our Chief Executive Josie Kelly and Senior Business Adviser Carole Taylor talking to Made In Birmingham Television about the award!

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Access to Business is the Wolverhampton based charity providing professional services supporting local people into employment and self-employment and also offering accredited and non-accredited training courses and office services for local businesses.

Contact

  • The Curve, 81 Tempest Street Wolverhampton, WV2 1AA
  • 01902 572397
  • info@access2business.co.uk

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Charity No:  1138761

Company No:  05084674

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International Women’s Day 2017!

Access to Business Events

International Women's Day 2017!

Access to Business and SWEDA together with over 50 women business owners celebrated International Women’s Day at The Ramada Park Hall Hotel in Wolverhampton.

Women's Day 2017

Celebrating Women Progressing in Self-Employment

The Project Overview

International Women's Day

An invitation was given for the ladies enjoy a guided tour of the hotels facilities, followed by networking and a buffet lunch.

The audience was then inspired by a lively and informative panel of guest speakers included – Angela Bir –Owner of Ramada Park Hall Hotel, Julie Wall 3degrees Social, Lisa Smith (Prepared PR) Natalie Cutler (Writer/Actor) and Sarah Ellen (Sarah Ellen Designs).

This gave an opportunity for the Women to gain further information on the essential advice and guidance and training available to both start and grow their businesses.

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Ladies Christmas Networking

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Some of our excellent International Women's Day speakers and partners

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Our Natwest collaborators in the beautiful Ramada Park Hotel gardens  

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The event was sure to provide our attendees with the essential guidance to start and grow their businesses. 

Our Latest News

Keep up with all our latest news here! From events and outings to new training and workshops.

An Interview with Ross from RTVision
01Jun

An Interview with Ross from RTVision

One of our successful clients Ross Taylor of RTVision shares

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26Mar

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City of Wolverhampton Council will start sending letters and emails

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25Mar

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As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation develops, here at Access to

Access to Business is the Wolverhampton based charity providing professional services supporting local people into employment and self-employment and also offering accredited and non-accredited training courses and office services for local businesses.

Contact

  • The Curve, 81 Tempest Street Wolverhampton, WV2 1AA
  • 01902 572397
  • info@access2business.co.uk

Twitter Feed

Charity No:  1138761

Company No:  05084674

© 2019, Access to Business. All Rights Reserved