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Rise to the Covid-19 challenge with Skills TG’s new guide

Published: 7 January 2021 - Neil Mead

We are living through an extremely challenging time where many building services businesses are being forced to make difficult decisions about their future, however, even during difficult times there are opportunities to evolve and thrive.  To help tradespeople adapt in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Skills Training Group has launched a new free guide Lockdown Lessons for Tradespeople giving practical advice and ideas about how to rise to the business challenges presented by Covid-19.

The comprehensive resource contains testimonials from building services companies giving their real-life accounts of life under lockdown and how they are diversifying to meet the demands of the future. 

The guide is available as a FREE download from

Mark McShane, Managing Director at Skills Training Group, says: “As a building services training provider, we’ve always focused on preparing our students for real-world situations, giving them a competitive edge when it comes to being hired and staying gainfully employed, or starting their own business, and our Lockdown Lessons guide is an extension of this core value.

“Business owners may think now is the time to cut costs and reduce marketing spend, but with many companies scaling back, businesses willing to invest in their future – through promotions, training and/or diversification into related sectors – have an opportunity to stand out from more cautious competitors.

“We hope our guide encourages building services engineers and business owners to stay positive, look for new opportunities and make good investments now that will serve them as the face of building services continues to evolve.”

Lockdown Lessons for Tradespeople also covers:

  • Health, safety and hygiene
  • Financial support
  • Digital marketing
  • Training and diversification
  • Futureproofing
  • Local and nationwide ‘green’ schemes
  • Being part of your local community and economy
  • Installer experiences, and more.

Lockdown Lessons for Tradespeople from Skills Training Group is the ideal resource for forward-thinking sole traders and SMEs operating in the building services sector looking to gain new business streams, fill gaps in the market created by the current economic situation and future-proof their workforce.

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