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GMLPN Commercial Partnerships

Aptem - Apprenticeship Delivery Platform


MWS Technology’s flagship product Aptem is a combined platform for the delivery of apprenticeships and vocational training. Aptem does it all. From employer engagement CRM and recruitment, through to administration, learning, funding and reporting, Aptem addresses it all in one, easy-to-use interface.

If you would like to know more about Aptem:

Watch the explainer video.

Visit their website www.aptem.co.uk

For further information contact: davidd@mwstechnology.com

Bluestone Leasing - Finance

Bluestone Leasing is a leading independent, specialist asset finance company in the UK. With an unrivalled funding panel and the most experience and skilled team in the industry, we provide a powerful alternative to paying upfront for your goods and services on finance lease, hire purchase or operating lease. We also provide a range of additional products designed to retain your capital and help your organisation grow including:

  • Cashflow finance (Invoice Discounting & Factoring)
  • VAT/Tax Loans
  • Commercial Loans
  • Bridging Finance
  • Credit Reports
  • General business & asset insurance

We finance projects from as little as £1,000 through to £10m+ and handle every aspect of the paperwork and process for you with 92+ acceptance rates and speedy credit decision, sometimes within hours. If you want your budget to work harder for you, get in touch to see how we can help.

Do you have a commercial or company car fleet? How about introducing a staff car scheme for your employees? Speak to Bluestone vehicles, our specialist vehicle division, who can provide a total solution for all your vehicle needs, from sourcing, financing and maintaining your car or van.

T: 01924 790 680

@: gmlpn@bluestoneleasing.com

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HURST - Accountancy

HURST, an industry experienced accountancy firm, familiar with the various government funding streams and able to advise providers on adapting their business strategy to respond.

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MPLOY Solutions - Work Placement Solutions

MPLOY Solutions provide work placement solutions for study programmes and T Levels. They source employers across all industry sectors and job types as well as assessment and preparation for learners.

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NCFE - Awarding Body

We’re delighted to announce an exciting new partnership between Greater Manchester Learning Provider Network (GMLPN) and NCFE, bringing you innovative and cost effective training solutions across a range of sectors.

By working with NCFE, we can offer you up to 25% discount across our huge range of products as well as world class customer service and end-to-end support including dedicated account management, easy to use platforms, bespoke training and much more.

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Pearson - Awarding Body

Pearson is a renowned awarding body with a range of products and services. Our members can be eligible for up to a 25% discount.

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Peninsula Partnership - HR

Peninsula is the UK’s most trusted small business advisors. They help more small businesses in the UK than anyone else, taking care of the details and leaving you free to see the big picture. All for a fraction of the cost of most professional service providers, with affordable membership options.

If you want to understand how Peninsula can support your business and give you peace of mind with the increase in employment tribunals and health & safety prosecutions then Steve will also discuss the options available to you.

Please feel free to get in touch with Steve directly on 07815 585 089 or on email at steve.oaks@peninsula-uk.com, quoting the reference:  Your business name – Benefits

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Peter Palmer - Safety 1st Training & Assessment Services - Health & Safety Consultant

In conjunction with Rochdale Training, Peter Palmer offers range of Health & Safety Consultancy services supporting a range of industries from Education, Engineering, Food Manufacturing to name but a few!
Services include H&S Consultancy, Mentoring and Auditing; COVID-19:Managing Compliance & Risk Assessing in the Workplace. Training includes IOSH Managing Safely & Managing Occupational Health and Wellbeing, FLT, Overhead Crane & Slinging, Fire, First Aid, Abrasive Wheel & Manual Handling

Peter Palmer is a Chartered member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and a Fellow member of the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management. He is listed on the Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register.
Peter’s ethos is to provide a sensible, proportionate approach to the management of Health & Safety in the workplace. Through collaborative working, training and coaching of clients in ownership and natural embedding of safety within day to day activities, he helps clients align workplace safety with strategic business risk.

For support, please contact Jeremy Roberts | JRoberts@rochdaletraining.co.uk | 07860 919378



SISRA Observe - Online Observations and CPD

SISRA Observe is a bespoke web-based service that supports your CPD processes – from recording and analysing all types of observations, to identifying individual development needs and facilitating self-reflection. The reports dashboard make analysis quick and simple, allowing you to easily identify areas for development and focus on improving teaching and learning.

SISRA Ltd have been providing web-based solutions to the education sector for over 10 years. Our journey began with one Liverpool secondary school but word soon spread between schools and we are now proud to be the market leaders with over 1,800 education providers and 130,000 users both in the UK and abroad.

In January 2018, we were approached by two independent training providers that are keen to find out how SISRA Observe could improve the efficiency and transparency of their current paper-based system. We work closely with staff to identify suggestions for features and enhancements to help us to improve over existing service.

Special Offer

SISRA are currently offering GMLPN members 2 hours free online training when they subscrive to Observe.

To find out how Observe can help you, book your free online demonstration by emailing enquiries@sisra.com or calling 0870 7576 750.

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The Leadership Team - Growth Consultancy

The Leadership Team are a specialist growth consultancy that support hundreds of education providers across the UK providing advice and guidance throughout the life of a training provider,

From accessing the registers (ROTO/ROATP) right through to selling your business and everything in between we are there with you every step of the journey.

  • We have supported hundreds of providers with Compliance and Quality Improvement advice and guidance
  • Our Bid Writing team has won £multi million worth of tenders and put hundreds of providers onto the registers
  • Our M&A team has sold 34 business in 2018/19 so far
  • We will help you prepare for sale and find a buyer when the business is ready


Xyone - Cyber Security

Xyone Cyber Security offer a range of cyber security solutions ranging from threat mitigation to testing, training and much more.

We work with individuals and businesses in a wide variety of industries, which keeps us connected with what is happening and how everyday working practices could be secured further.

Our mission is to provide dynamic cyber security services that extend beyond technology to encompass people, culture, processes and even the physical environment to make your business as resilient as possible – even in the event of a breach.

• Services include:
• Cyber Essentials Basic & Plus Accreditation
• Penetration Testing
• Vulnerability Scanning
• GCHQ Certified Cyber Awareness Training
• ISO Consultancy
• Red Team Penetration Testing

Website: https://www.xyonecybersecurity.co.uk/

Telephone: 0333 323 3981


ZEN - Office Supplies

We’re the company customers can rely on. More than just a supplier, more than just a contractor, we’re a trusted partner, going beyond office supplies to provide our customers with a huge range of business solutions, all from one place.

Offering everything from business supplies to business interiors, we go above and beyond to ensure our customers get the best possible service. Have a large stationery order? With a range totalling over 20,000 products, we’re sure you’ll find what you need. Need health and safety equipment? Our 4,000 item catalogue can help.

At ZenOffice, everything we do is about going beyond. Beyond expectations. Beyond success. This has helped us grow from a one-man outfit founded in 1972, to a seven-division, 80-employee company with more than 3,000 clients across the country.

Whether Business Supplies, Print & Promotion, Mail & Fulfilment, Signage & Exhibition, Workwear & PPE, Business Interiors and Managed Print Services, we’re here to provide customers with total business solutions. Allowing GMLPN members to consolidate their purchases and gain considerable savings.

All the way from A to Zen

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