New training academy opened in Stoke to promote tech jobs

The Shelton based automotive software company Click Dealer has announced the launch of a special in-house training academy for young people who are seeking a career in the IT industry. This is a welcome move for students in Stoke-on-Trent who are looking for professional career guidance once they complete their college. They have named this training program as “Click academy” and have already accepted the first set of apprentices for in-house training.

The operations manager of Click Dealer commented that they have always struggled to recruit fresh talents who can be directly employed. There has been always a void when it comes to Information technology training in Stoke and the trend is for people to travel to other cities for a career in technology. Most of the students who aspired for a technology career traveled to either Manchester or London in the past for technology jobs and this trend might reverse with the launch of this new academy.

Click Dealer has always believed in the youth in Stoke and was planning to start an academy to help them. They wanted to show the youth of Stoke that there are enough opportunities in the IT industry and most importantly students can find tech jobs locally instead of traveling to other cities. They have been working together with Newcastle College for more than 12 months to come up with a curriculum.

The apprenticeship offered by Click Academy is a 12 months course which will train students to become a full-fledged web application developer. They are also reaching out to local educational institutions and schools for promoting their new course. So far they have witnessed decent interest from the students. Though the academy is still new Click dealer is already considering to expand the apprenticeship to other verticals like sales and marketing.

We believe this is a step in the right direction since it will encourage the students of Stoke-on-Trent to get trained in the technology sector and also get jobs locally. Other technology companies are also considering the option to start apprenticeships which will benefit the young population. Click dealer has been enjoying great success in their business and they hired an additional 25 new employees in the month of March. During the month of March they have talked about the possible expansion of the company to start a new training academy and they have delivered exactly the same.

It is highly believed Click dealer will offer a permanent job to the first set of interns who successfully completed the apprenticeship. In addition, a completion certificate will also be given. If you are interested in Click Academy’s course, you can reach them 01782 454461 or email


Here is your chance to own a business in Staffordshire

Ever wanted to invest or be part of a successful business? Here is the opportunity for anyone to own a share of a successful business venture in Staffordshire. Health and wellbeing product Distributer Company Nature’s Dream is in the process of raising funds via a crowd sourcing platform. This is a fantastic opportunity for common people in Stoke to become a part owner in a fast growing and a profit making business.

About the company

Nature’s Dream is a UK based distributer of nature friendly cosmetic products. It has tied up with many high profile cosmetic brands over the years. Some of its marquee customers include the likes of Holland & Barret, Tesco, Amazon and Waitrose. It is a business with reputed management that has managed to deliver fantastic result year after year. After joining hands with Brand Cloud in 2014, Nature’s Dream has acquired other companies too. It has posted a total revenue of £4.2 million last year.

Fund raising plan

According to Adam Stubley, the managing director of Nature’s Dream, they are planning to raise funds without increasing their debt. One of the modern ways to rise funding is by crowd funding. Crowd funding is a process which allows anyone to purchases equity in a company without spending much. Investors can contribute any amount starting from as low as £10 and there is no maximum limit. According to the new management they need a minimum of £750,000 to expand and grow their business.

Crowdcube is the platform which they have chosen to raise the capital required for the next few years. Anyone can register with Crowdcube and start buying the shares of Nature’s Dream. Many startups have been successful in raising funds using Crowdcube. You can find 1000s of investment opportunities in Crowdcube and invest in one which you prefer. Investment in equities through Crowdfunding comes with a specific lock in period. Investing in equity carries a certain amount of risk. If you carefully chose the right company after going through their fundamentals and stay invested for a longer period of time, then capital appreciation is guaranteed. Profit making companies also pay annual dividends which is an added benefit.

Nature’s Dream is a quality business which has remained profitable for years now. Their annual report shows a steady growth both in the topline and bottomline which makes them a favorable investment opportunity. With more and more people moving towards natural products, this business has got huge growth potential in the future. Considering all these factors, it is a great investment opportunity for anyone who is willing to stay invested for a long time. Do consult your investment advisor before investing.