Chesterfield Champions


GBS was originally founded as an IT Consultancy firm back in 2010, by CEO Steven Guard. When his wife Penny came on board in 2016, they used her knowledge and expertise from over 20+ years in the apprenticeship sector to transform into a Digital and Leadership & Management specialist training provider.

Based out of the heart of Chesterfield in the Market Hall, they deliver apprenticeship and commercial training from their academy, working with local businesses to identify their training needs and upskill their workforce. Alongside trying to boost the local economy, they offer complimentary recruitment services to help lower unemployment levels in Chesterfield and surrounding areas.

Their trainers are made up of industry experts eager to share their knowledge and best practice with the workforce of the future, and their aim is to equip all of their learners with the skills they need to succeed in their chosen career path.

John Cusworth, Director for Operations at GBS, is proud to be based out of Chesterfield:

‘GBS are proud to become Chesterfield Champions. As a Chesterfield born family, we have a great opportunity to boost the local economy by supporting SMEs with their training and development needs, fulfilling their recruitment needs and inspiring and upskilling the next generation of our local workforce.

Chesterfield brands itself as an Apprentice Town and we’re honoured to play our part in delivering this vision.’


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