Changes To The Apprentice Funding System

By The Business Hive | Posted: 18 Apr 2017

Bell4Business based in East Yorkshire has motioned growth ambitions by appointing a full-time Administration Assistant.          

Mia Staves joined the company 6 weeks ago and has proved a valuable addition already. Speaking to Louise Bell, Director “I have always seen the value of employing Apprentices and I’m so pleased with how Mia has settled in. I have worked with and on behalf of YH Training Services in Hull and I have been really impressed how they handle their recruitment/training processes. They were a natural choice when I decided to take my business to the next level”. Louise further explained there are changes to the Apprentice Funding System, firstly the introduction of the apprenticeship levy, apprenticeship service and ‘co-investment’ rate to support employers who don’t pay the levy. The ‘co-investment’ is when employers and government share the cost of training and assessing apprentices. She said, “This should not put employers off and by using a training provider, they are able to best advise and steer you through a really easy process, thus leaving you to reap the benefits of employing an apprentice.”

Established in 2016 the business has recently become Limited and grown from Louise working for several local businesses to now employing Mia full time and a second part time Assistant, Toby Evans. Bell4Business offer services ranging from social media management, marketing, book-keeping, telephone answering and general admin.

Louise explained “I have been self-employed for the best part of 12 years, I’m a keen networker and I’ve built up a fantastic array of contacts over this time and continue to do so. I get a real kick out of helping business grow and seeing individuals take back a little time for themselves by letting us take care of the day to day necessary work.”

Louise further explained “I have always been passionate and committed to employing, buying, supporting and promoting locally. Although we are currently looking to expand our portfolio of businesses, we are extremely proud to have the customers we already work alongside.  Our current customers cover businesses from The Karri Clinic a Plastic Surgeons in Willerby to EP Warmfloor, an Underfloor Heating company from Scunthorpe and everything in-between, it is fair to say we never get bored!”

Should you wish to contact Louise to discuss your requirements further or indeed find out a little more about networking events in the area, please do not hesitate to contact Bell4Business.

Contact: Louise Bell, Director Bell4Buisness - 01482 842802 -

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