Funding Benefits Warwickshire Conference Centre

Chamber Training is working closely with Ashorne Hill, a dedicated conference centre based in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire since 2009, to deliver a number of Apprenticeships and Skill 4 Growth funding.

Ashorne Hill is a dedicated conference centre based in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. It offers the perfect learning environment of meeting rooms and training rooms within the beautiful surroundings and features of a Grade II listed Manor House.

Matt Finch, Operations Manager Front of House at Ashorne Hill was looking to further enhance his management skills and generate cost savings for the organisation, so he embarked on an ILM level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management with C&W Chamber Training. Commenting on the effectiveness of the course and its relevance within his current role, he said: “This course has had a massive impact on how I can lead my team and be more logical and intuitive in my decision making.  It has really helped me introduce business cases within my organisation.

“Coming from a hospitality background which can be quite severe, the course has helped me to look at things from a whole business perspective rather than purely how it affects me or my team.   I now have a greater awareness of how to manage projects and resolve issues of conflict. Even areas that I was proficient at before the start of the course, I’ve been able to improve on.

 “We were able to access ESF funding through Skills 4 Growth with C&W Chamber Training in order to improve team skills. Natalie Lane, our account manager, offered great support and guidance to ensure we made the best plans for the firm’s future prosperity.

Jan Ryan, Operations Director at C&W Chamber Training remarked: “Ashorne Hill is a very supportive employer who is always proactively looking to invest in their people. The nationally recognised qualification is challenging but our tutors can help candidates to successfully launch their career in management. We consistently achieve higher than average pass rates across every level of training through the learning and development qualifications on offer.

“The ILM level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management is designed for practising middle/senior managers to help them develop their skills and experience, improve performance and prepare for senior management responsibilities.”

C&W Chamber Training is delivery partner on the Skills 4 Growth Programme which is part funded by the European Social Fund and managed by the Coventry City Council.    Up to 50% funding may be available for this qualification, subject to eligibility, through Coventry & Warwickshire Skills 4 Growth which supports eligible SMEs to improve skills amongst their workforce.

To find out more about the ILM quaifications and if your company is eligible for Skills 4 Growth ESF funding, please contact C&W Chamber Training’s Business Development Team on 024 7623 1122 or

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Photo caption: Matt Finch, Operations Manager, Front of House, at Ashorne Hill