Training on offer at The Opportunity Centre

Aspire-igen was proud to be joined by the Lord Mayor of Bradford and Natalie Cramp; Chief Operating Officer for The Careers and Enterprise Company, this month to officially open The Opportunity Centre in Bradford’s City Centre. Based at the Historic Chamber building The Opportunity Centre is a hub of training, employment and enterprise that supports an ambitious program of opportunity for business and people of all ages and backgrounds.

Through their aspire enterprises service, aspire-igen is supporting start-ups and growing businesses with the introduction of a thriving business hub.  With spectacular views of the city and just a stone’s throw from either train station, the business hub is the perfect spot to locate a developing business.

And, that’s not all.  If you need an exceptional board room to impress potential customers, a meeting space for training days or an exhibition hall, The Opportunity Centre boasts prestigious meeting rooms and conference facilities in the event space.

Dedicated to developing businesses, aspire-igen has also recently teamed up with global, digital marketing organisation Mantra Media, to offer a menu of bespoke, online training courses. The courses are aimed at SME businesses, charities, self-employed and government organisations and will support them to improve their online presence.

The suite of training courses will be delivered in the event space and aim to support local people and business to expand their networks and become effective in online marketing.

The first of the training courses takes place over two days on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th April 2017. Titled ‘Online Influencer Training’; it will cover online market positioning, the importance of visuals, website support, social media and content creation.  Want to know more? Click here.

For those wanting to cultivate a profitable prospect list and generate sales through LinkedIn, there is a tailored 4 hour session that covers the basics through to how to use LinkedIn to developing new business and generate sales. This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills to support business growth. Want to know more? Click here.

Knowing the importance Social Media can play in securing employment, Mantra Media and aspire-igen are also offering a free 2 hours session for post 16 students and recent graduates on how to use LinkedIn to find that top job. This 2 hour evening crash course provides the skills to cultivate an online presence with employers of choice. And what’s more it’s free. To book onto this course, click here.

Aspire-igen is a social enterprise that exists solely to help people improve their lives through learning and work.  Their number one strategic aim is to support the regeneration of the Yorkshire and Humber region.  And having incorporated the Local Enterprise Partnership Skills Plan into their corporate plan, demonstrate their commitment to the region and that everything they do is to bring about improvements to the prospects of those who live and work here.

If you are interested in hiring the event space or renting an office in the business hub, or indeed just having a nosey at the facilities or finding out more about aspire-igen, we’d like to hear from you. Contact Jo Hainsworth, Head of aspire enterprises on 0330 111 0035 or email

For more information about the courses and to book your place, follow the links in the article.

Written on 21st March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News