The Lord Mayor of Westminster to Launch Employer Training Unit

On Friday 9th May 2008, Westminster City Council’s Lord Mayor Councillor Carolyn Keen will officially launch Westminster Business Solutions (WBS), Westminster City Council’s autonomous employer training provider.

Westminster City Council, in partnership with its adult education provider, Westminster Adult Education Service, has established this unit to cater for the training needs of organisations across all sectors in Westminster and the greater London area.

WBS offers businesses the opportunity to access tailored, flexible training designed to improve the skill level of their workforce and support better business performance.

WBS offers training through;

• Train to Gain at Levels 2 and 3
• Literacy, Numeracy and ESOL for Work
• Apprenticeships at Levels 2 and 3
• Bespoke on or off site training
• Professional qualifications

Chris Joseph, the Head of Business Development at WBS, said that accessing training through WBS will ensure businesses receive training that fits their individual requirements.

“We know that employers are looking for a return on investment from every pound spent on training and we want to ensure that the training is tailor-made to each individual business,” Chris Joseph said.

“Our consultants work with the business to develop a cost-effective training strategy that targets their most pressing business needs and delivers the skills that are vital to improve productivity.”

Westminster City Council Lord Mayor Councillor Carolyn Keen said “It’s great to see the service expanding to help businesses in Westminster and the Greater London area, especially for those businesses that might otherwise struggle to train their staff. I hope that employers will take advantage of the training now on offer.”

“The tailored courses, Train to Gain and additional support offered by Westminster Business Solutions is exactly what employers’ need. We know that business will continue to flourish as a result of this investment in training.”

For more information on Westminster Business Solutions please visit or call on 020 7641 4347.