Help to Grow: Firm Strengthens Market Position Amid Safety Concerns

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Company Attributes Success to the Help to Grow: Management Programme at University of Salford Business School.

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In a business landscape where adaptability and expertise are paramount, Nick Bamber, Founder of NTB Survey LTD, recognises that a multidisciplinary approach is essential for navigating complex challenges. At a time when the structural integrity of many public buildings is under scrutiny, NTB Survey LTD has acted swiftly to contribute its surveying skills to assess school buildings in Bradford. The lessons learned from the Help to Grow: Management programme at University of Salford Business School have played a critical role in preparing the company to meet such challenges head-on. 

Recent data affirms that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) continue to face an uncertain economic climate. However, targeted educational initiatives like Help to Grow: Management Programme have proven instrumental in bolstering resilience and promoting growth in businesses such as NTB Survey LTD. 

Nick Bamber, who is a seasoned land surveyor, founded NTB Survey LTD to provide an array of land surveying services, including topographic and measured building surveys. "The Help to Grow: Management programme was more than just a course; it was an accelerant to my existing skills, especially as we navigate the evolving demands in public safety and construction," Nick states. 

Given the recent national concerns regarding the use of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) in public buildings, NTB Survey LTD's services have never been more critical. Nick adds, "The national headlines about concrete safety fears in schools are concerning. We've assisted our partners with measured building surveys for two schools identified in Bradford, ensuring timely remedial action." 

Ali Nejad, Help to Grow Programme Lead at the University of Salford Business School, remarks, "SMEs like NTB Survey LTD are more than economic contributors; they are also problem-solvers and innovators. The Help to Grow programme aims to cultivate these inherent qualities, providing the knowledge and confidence businesses need." 

Launched in September 2021 and generously funded by the UK Government, the Help to Grow: Management programme has made a significant impact, aiding 131 businesses thus far. The initiative is open to all businesses with between 5 and 249 employees, offering modules that cover an extensive range of business concerns—from strategic planning to digital transformation. 

For businesses contemplating participation in the Help to Grow: Management course, Nick's advice is unequivocal: "You can't afford to overlook this learning opportunity, especially when you don't know what you don't know. The potential for growth and the capacity to make a meaningful impact are enormous." 

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