Breakfast meeting helps businesses move forward.

Companies from across Stoke on Trent came together this week at an event aimed at driving forward business and supporting local economy.

Representatives from companies across the city were invited to attend the Business Breakfast Club on Wednesday, September 21st, at Stoke on Trent College.

The new support and networking group has been set up to provide key information about topical issues affecting business.

Experts were on hand to discuss the implications of government changes to apprenticeship funding and what it will mean for their business, as well as how companies can benefit from building lasting partnerships with local schools. They will also have an opportunity to network and help forge new industry links in the community.

The Business Breakfast Club, run by Stoke on Trent College, is supporting all sizes of business locally, and will focus on different sectors of business as well as different elements within employers in the coming months.

Lisa Davies, Head of Business Development at Stoke on Trent College, said: “‘If you are looking for an enjoyable, interactive forum to get the latest updates on apprenticeship reforms, public funding and work force development solutions, the Stoke on Trent College Business Breakfasts are the ideal place.”

Andy Greenhough, Director at Skills Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent College was on hand to offer information about the £2.5 million Euro Funding for training.  Andy said: “This is an excellent opportunity for us to work with local employers to improve employee skills which will ultimately improve the lives of local residents through support and training. As well as giving employees the chance to progress, the project will ensure that the potential for improvements in business productivity and growth are not constrained by the workforce”.

Meetings are every 6 weeks on a Wednesday and are held alternately at the Cauldon and Burslem campuses. Start time is 7.30am and finishing time is 9am. We have guests representing a wide range of businesses, all keen to network and share best practice

The next meeting will be at Stoke on Trent College’s Burslem campus on Wednesday 2nd November 2016.

Anyone wishing to find out more and to book a place should call 01782-603603.



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