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Businesses Plan For Growth

  • Date: 24/06/2011
  • Category: General

A free business breakfast seminar will be held in Swadlincote on Friday July 8 to help local businesses plan for growth.

 The event, organised by Derby College, South Derbyshire District Council and Jobcentre Plus will be held at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum in West Street, Swadlincote between 7.30am and 9.30am.

 Officially opened by Heather Wheeler, Conservative MP for South Derbyshire, keynote speakers will include Nino Simone from Geldards Solicitors, Sue Fielding from JobCentre Plus, Mark Chandler from Lloyds TSB, Ken Stepney from JCB, Kerry Bailey, UK Trade & Investment and April Hayhurst from Derby College.

 April Hayhurst, who is Assistant Principal in charge of Business Development at Derby College, explained: “The purpose of the event is to highlight the opportunities for growing a business from different aspects ranging from raising finance, exporting opportunities and addressing legal issues to building a future workforce, the benefits of taking on apprentices and the training opportunities available to employers.

 “The Planning for Growth seminar is also an excellent opportunity for employers to meet each other and discuss areas of mutual business benefit.”

 The Business Breakfast will then be followed by a careers and jobs fair at Swadlincote Town Hall on The Delph on Friday July 8 between 10am and 3.30pm – showing residents the wide ranging opportunities that are available in the area.

Cllr Bob Wheeler, Leader of South Derbyshire District Council, said: “This fair provides a good opportunity for people to explore the options available to them and to put them in touch with local employers.”

 As well as a range of local employers, Derby College staff are attending to offer advice on apprenticeships in a wide range of areas from beauty therapy to construction.

 Businesses wanting to attend the seminar or exhibit at the jobs fair, should contact Derby College on 01332 387424.

 Media enquiries: Sarah Jenkin-Jones, PR Officer, Derby College, Tel: 07951 945 665; Email:

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