The Sheffield City Region Skills Bank (Skills Bank) is a 17 000 000 GBP fund which will be used to upskill employees across the Sheffield City Region. The Skills Bank will operate from Spring 2016 until March 2018. The Skills Bank will be a facility improving the skills base of the workforce, whilst changing the way the skills system operates placing the purchasing power for skills in the hands of employers. It aligns the public investment facilitated through the Skills Bank to economic growth outcomes, such as job creation, business creation and increasing Gross Value Added (GVA) which supports delivery of the Strategic Economic Plan. PwC have being appointed as the Sheffield City Region Skills Bank Operator (Skills Bank Operator). The key responsibility of PwC is the management and operation of the Skills Bank. The key components of this are: procurement of training providers, employer engagement and marketing, operation of triage and brokerage services, supporting development of Skills Deals and overall contractual, performance and financial management of the fund.