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Investing in the skills of your workforce can improve your businesses' competitiveness, productivity and profitability.

Skills and innovation are mutually supporting because skills underpin the ability to innovate and, in turn, innovation drives the demand for better and higher skills.

A key factor in the success of any company, especially one that is innovating and growing, is the quality of its management and leadership.  Innovative ideas are often the vision of inspired leaders.

BERR is working to ensure that business has the skills it needs for innovation and business success so that the UK can respond to the challenges of globalisation.

BERR is working closely with partners to develop workforce skills which enable business transformation and equip people for lifelong employability.

These pages illustrate the business benefits of investing in skills and explain what BERR is doing on the skills agenda.