Free guide provides lockdown advice for tradespeople

To help tradespeople adapt in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Scottish training provider Skills TG has launched a new free guide giving practical advice and ideas about how to rise to the business challenges presented by Covid-19. ‘Lockdown Lessons for Tradespeople’ 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.

Mark McShane, MD 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. 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.”

The guide 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 described as an 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. It is available as a FREE download from

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