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Solent Business Academy

Office G8 Gatcombe House

Copnor Road

Portsmouth PO3 5EJ

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Solent Business Academy Ltd. Registered office: Office G8 Gatcombe House, Copnor Road, Portsmouth PO3 5EJ. Registered in England & Wales. Company registration no. 09587999.

We will help you get to the heart of the barriers that are holding your business back and work alongside you to identify the critical steps you need to take to achieve your next phase of growth ­­– rapidly and sustainably.

As part of the our high-growth community, you’ll meet and network with other like-minded businesses and growth experts who have already experienced or are experiencing the successes you’ve achieved and the challenges you are facing.

Delivered by some of the country’s most successful growth specialists, we can help you find new connections and new routes to:

Solent Business Academy can help you focus and grow your business and develop your employees.  You can choose the package that most suits you and your business based on the level of support and guidance you need.

Email or call us to find out more about our Growth Packages.

Our Leadership and Management training can help your senior managers to:

Ask us about our bespoke training, coaching and workshops to better benefit your business.

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Our finance experts can help you to:

In addition, businesses can access Leadership and Management training that will help to reassure lenders and investors of the management team's ability.

We will work with you to find the most suitable type of finance for your business and can help you to access finance providers across the entire funding landscape.

These include:

People are the life-blood of a company, it makes sound business sense to invest in your existing and future employees and train them to your company’s brand values. A way to achieve this is through the apprenticeship scheme.

We work with you to identify the type of apprentice that will benefit your business. Our recruitment division ensures you only see the top candidates and our complimentary e-learning suite ensures your apprentice not only receives an accredited qualification, but also commercial training. See our Apprenticeships page for more information.

With so many companies looking to secure tenders, win grants or secure contracts; a company needs to stand out to achieve success. Solent Business Academy is one of the UK’s leading experts in this field and with 50% of our fee being paid only if we achieve results, you can rest assured that your success is our top priority.

We have a core team core team of experienced bid writers and business specialists to help you achieve your goals.

We have a team of experienced bid writers and business specialists to draw upon who specialize in the four distinct areas of bid writing: research, writing, bid managing and evaluation.

Some of the common features seen in our service delivery include:

Your sales force drives your business and with up to 90% of sales training programmes failing to have any long-term impact we understand the importance of investing in top quality training packages with measurable long-term results.  

Our extensive Sales experience and knowledge of the psychology of selling allows us to create bespoke training packages that will not only train staff but also change their mindset, behaviour and approach to selling entirely.  

With over 94% of companies investing in sales training, why not ensure that you make the right investment with Solent Business Academy.

Solent Business Academy in partnership with Skillgate offers e-learning business training solutions specifically tailored to your business needs.  

With hundreds of certificated courses and thousands of tutorials your staff can develop at a time and pace that suits your budget and business. Our unique personal trainer system has the ability to manage groups of employees virtually, to give you a cost-effective training solution that promotes continuous professional development for the individual.

Your company-branded, e-learning portal will allow your management to keep track of an employee’s current knowledge and skill sets as well as tracking CPD points that can be used during appraisals.

For a free trial and more information on how e-learning can fit with your business; arrange a complimentary consultation today.

We understand that in business redundancies are often inevitable but with our outplacement programme we ensure that a positive relationship is maintained and that your employees move forward with their career, confident and assured.

With a 90% success rate for supporting employees through redundancy and back into work, we ensure that your staff will receive relevant training whilst promoting your business values.

Our sister company SBA Recruitment Ltd  is a joint partnership between Caroline Collings-Wood and Leilani Cleaver. They initially met over 20 years ago when they both worked for an independent recruitment agency.  Following a change of circumstances in November 2016, realised there was an opportunity for them to extend their combined recruitment and commercial knowledge and set up SBA Recruitment Ltd.

Please click here to visit the SBA Recruitment website.

AAT online or distance learning is a superb, flexible way to train employees in accountancy to give you highly skilled finance professionals.

We have a proven track record in providing and structuring the right accountancy programmes in order to give you and your organization confidence that your finances are being properly looked after. Whatever stage your finance employees have reached we can provide useful courses to further improve their skills.

Courses cover short qualifications in manual bookkeeping through to full accountancy qualifications.  We also offer courses in specialist areas such as Taxation and ethics. 

Employees can train online or through distant learning to get practical skills, knowledge and qualifications to help maintain and grow your business.

“AAT is a leading qualification and professional body for vocational accountants.”

Our Executive Coaching and Consultancy service is a robust and proven process that offers bespoke, supportive delivery to our clients.  We deliver individual, team and organizational development services working in partnership to improve performance, confidence and focus.

We have an established track record of impressive coaching leaders, directors and high potential senior executives in a wide variety of sectors.

Our coaches create enduring, strong and confidence-building working partnerships that are underpinned by sound coaching principles and well-validated techniques.

Small Business Services

Where are you now? Where do you want to be?

Growth Packages

Leadership & Management



Business Finance


Sales Training

Online Learning

Funding & Bid Writing

Redundancy & Outplacement



Growth Packages

Solent Business Academy helps organisations get ahead of the game, stay competitive and grow. We inspire, we energise, we help boost profits and improve business performance.

SMEs vary widely, as do the programmes and courses we provide and develop for our SME clients. Our scope of services range from simple training and apprenticeship programmes through to funding and fuller strategic planning requiring a more extensive process. We let you pick and choose what’s right for you.

We work alongside you and your team to ensure buy-in internally to deliver a smooth transitional change with longevity of a new processes or behaviour.

"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success." - henry ford

Leadership & Management



Business Finance


Sales Training

Online Learning

Funding & Bid Writing

Redundancy & Outplacement



Funded Training

For funded training, please see our Employees Support in Skills page here.

Funded Training