Iain, senior consultant at TUV NEL, will offer valuable insight into available funding from the EU for innovative design and R&D projects, which are costly but essential to business and the UK economy. He will be offering advice and detailed case studies of successful applications. Philip, employer services manager, National Apprenticeship Service, will speak on Apprenticeships a solution to your skills gap. He will explain why planning ahead to ensure you have the right employees trained by filling the skills gap is an important part of any business, but potentially costly, and how the National Apprenticeship Service can help companies and provide valuable training and support. INFORMATION: HMA members should register for the event, which starts at 7.45am, by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Leanne Carmedy on 01480 431931.