GBS Corporate Training Comments on Olympics’ Impact on Businesses

Fleet, United Kingdom (17th May, 2012) – GBS Corporate Training, a leading provider of management, business skills and leadership training to organisations in the UK, comments on the predicted impact the Olympic Games will have on businesses located in the South East and London.

This is a regular issue featuring on the news channels, and the general consensus is that from early July there will be added pressure on the transport system. The London Olympics website advises business owners to:

• Encourage staff to work from home or an alternative location
• Encourage staff to take annual leave
• Reduce the number of journeys
• Allow staff to work compressed weeks
• Find alternative meeting points that are less affected by the Games
(source: Get Ahead of the Games website 2012)

Businesses have already started thinking about making full use of their staff’s time away from the office by looking to source their training outside London. Due to popular demand, GBS have arranged extra public courses at their facilities in Hampshire for the duration of the Olympics.

Says David Wilkins, Joint Managing Director of GBS: “We have also introduced a brand new one-day public course well in advance of the Olympics to help those managers that may be working from home or places other than the office: Managing Remotely, to be held on 5th July at our offices in Fleet.”

GBS Corporate Training is based in Fleet, Hampshire; an easy journey out of London against the Olympic traffic, and accessible locally from all mainline stations and the M3 motorway.

Courses running at Fleet over the Olympics period include:

Managing Remotely 5th July (new) £460
Meetings 16 July £460
Presentation Skills 19-20 July £840
Influence and Persuasion 24-25 July £840
Situational Leadership 30-31 July £840
Training Skills for Trainers 6,7,8 Aug (new) £1195
Personal Effectiveness for Managers 9-10 August £840
Interpersonal Communication 9-10 August £840
Prince 2® Foundation 13-15 August £775
Prince 2® Foundation and Practitioner 13-17 August £945
Team Leadership 20-21 August £840
Prioritising and Managing your Time 22 August £460
First Line Manager Development 23-24 August £840
Supervisory Skills 4-5 September £840
10-11 September £840
Assertiveness at Work 19-20 September £840

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About GBS Corporate Training:
GBS Corporate Training is the leading provider of bespoke training to private and public organisations with an unrivalled UK capability and a formidable international presence. Our trading history spans over 40 years during which we have acquired five competitors who were specifically targeted to add depth and breadth to our portfolio by the inclusion of new perspectives, expertise and training materials.

Our core business activity, involving over 80% of our income, is in leadership and management development. Our success in this field is not through clever re-branding of existing material of widely available material, but through ‘best practice’ learning techniques, believing that the route to success is a down-to-earth approach focussing on the real world of the delegates.

This approach has engendered a strong loyalty amongst our clients…we deliver over 30,000 delegate days of training per year.
Contact details:
GBS Corporate Training
Barley Way, Ancells Business Park
Fleet, Hants, UK

Zip: GU51 2UT

Ruth Morrison (Marketing Manager)
01252 618429

David Wilkins (Joint Managing Director)
01252 618445

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