Productivity for SMEs talk set to help businesses survive the future

Productivity for SMEs talk set to help businesses survive the future

South & City College Birmingham

Continuous Improvement training provider click2 learn is teaming up with South & City College Birmingham for a Productivity talk.

8.30am - 11.30am on Wednesday, May 17 at South & City College Birmingham's Longbridge campus.

Productivity or Bust: Why productivity is vital for SMEs to survive Tickets, Wed 17 May 2023 at 08:30 | Eventbrite


Business transformation experts who work with some of the biggest brands in the UK will be offering free guidance on how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can thrive - by unlocking productivity. This event will be taking place next month.

The talk, titled ‘Productivity or Bust: Why productivity is vital for SMEs to survive’ will be an essential guide for businesses who need to achieve more with less and navigate through uncertain times ahead.

Visitors to the morning session will discover essential techniques to optimise processes, engage employees and unlock productivity throughout their organisations – helping them stay competitive in these challenging financial times.

The event will feature some of the leading Lean and Continuous Improvement experts, alongside business, growth and training specialists from the region. It will also offering valuable networking opportunities.

Dan Briscoe, Managing Director of eLearning company click2 learn, said they were looking forward to sharing their knowledge.

“It’s a really difficult time for most businesses throughout the country at the moment and we want to demonstrate why unlocking productivity is essential for smaller businesses going forward. With rising costs everywhere and a national skills shortage, staying competitive has become much harder. We want to share some proven methods that can not only transform productivity but increase employee capability – helping SMEs thrive, not just survive the coming months.

“We believe that companies can gain the competitive edge by being able to achieve more with less, rather than allowing poor productivity to hold them back. With the right skills and direction any business, especially SMEs, can easily achieve improved productivity of up to 30%.”

Mr. Briscoe added: “The event will be a great chance for business leaders to hear how applying an improvement mindset to an organisation of any size can transform its performance and create a highly engaged workforce.”

Rebecca Waterfield, Director of Business Development at South & City College Birmingham where the event will be held, said: “We are really proud to be a part of this event and to host it at our Longbridge site. The site is synonymous with car production, which fits in beautifully with the theme.

“We work closely with regional and national employers to ensure that the curriculum meets the current and future skills deficiency, to ensure our students are the talent of the future. This talk will be pivotal for us to speak to some of the key industries in the region and find out their needs too.”

Further details will be given later this month on speakers.

The free event will be held at South & City College Birmingham’s Longbridge Campus on Wednesday May 17, from 8.30am - 11.30am.

Networking opportunities will also be available at the start and end of the session.

About click2 learn

Online Continuous Improvement company click2 learn was set up to transform how people learn, by helping SMEs improve their teams’ skills and tackle business challenges quickly and efficiently.

The CPD accredited training courses can be accessed at any time, for any device and can be used within a business. For more details visit

About South & City College Birmingham

SCCB is the largest college in the region with 8 campuses across Birmingham and over 20,000 students. Our ethos is inclusivity for all; regardless of background or prior attainment we will work with individuals to map their journey to reach their career ambitions. 

We work closely with regional and national employers to ensure our curriculum meets current and future skills needs to ensure our students are the talent of the future. See our Business & Finance courses.