Becoming a better manager


Café Tengo, a family business based in St Austell, aims to offer a different experience for its customers. It’s not just about high-quality food and drink, the café serves as a venue for community events and local initiatives. Martin Davies, café owner, employs four part-time staff. To ensure the business runs smoothly, Martin felt it was important to improve his managerial skills and build-up his confidence.

Martin attended a couple of the Skills Hub’s business events and eventually signed-up for a Skills Review, where he talked through his business plans and areas where he needed support. The Skills Hub representative worked with Martin to identify the most relevant training, HR and managerial courses which happened to be free of charge.

The courses have helped Martin to be more authoritative, “It’s given me a lot more confidence to be a manager. I’m constantly thinking back on my training when I have any problems. It just made me more confident in committing to things.”

Martin highly recommends for other business owners in Cornwall to get a Skills Review.

“It’s good to just get an idea of where you are and where you can be. There is never any pressure or obligation. They (Skills Hub) have been helpful every stage of the way and the training itself has been top quality,” says Martin.

The Skills Hub supports businesses in Cornwall from all sectors and sizes. Our Skills Review is an informal chat that enables us to uncover your skills needs and find the right training to help you reach your business goals. Our service is free of charge. We’ll direct you to the best training providers with courses to suit your requirements and budget. But we don’t just leave you to it, we ensure that you’re happy with your training and that it has provided real results for your company. Interested? Get in touch