Skills Support for the Workforce | Business Management | Elphius Flux – Jay Hopkinson

Skills Support for the Workforce | Business Management | Elphius Flux – Jay Hopkinson

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My name’s Jay Hopkinson and I’m a
designer maker at Elphius Flux. Elphius Flux is a husband and wife
team, business and basically we make furniture out of reclaimed items,
salvaged and we make very unique and different furniture. For both me and Gwen
the reason to up-skill was basically for both of us it’s a very creative
journey and every day we try and learn a new skill, every day we try and improve
and just be that eternal student where every day you’re growing a little bit
and learning. The training so far has been very good, we’ve learnt a lot from
it we’ve certainly learned a lot about the management side of things I mean
we’re like most businesses where we actually good at the skills that we do,
but certain aspects of running the business you know you do need a little
help with, a little training, so they’ve been brilliant in that respect and they
say the supports there as well but you’ve been great if you need to
reschedule things and they’re very flexible it’s just worked for us
it’s been brilliant. The way we want to progress is basically keep learning, keep
doing courses and the eventual aim for us is to build the business to a point
where we can start and look towards actually opening it up as a makerspace
and then help people to learn different machines different tools different
processes. The experience’s has been a very, very good one, very positive and as I say you
learn things and I think every day you can learn something and just keep
developing it’s a brilliant thing.

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