DELEGATES planning to visit Wellington Business Association’s annual Make It Your Business event on Wednesday February 13 will be offered the chance to learn more about key areas of the current business scene, thanks to a first-class line-up of speakers. And young people will be a key focus on the day.
Apprenticeships are becoming increasingly popular with both employers and employees and Jack Fleming of the National Apprenticeship Service, will explain at one of the six seminars available how apprenticeships can work for business.
Apprentices, like Lydia and Sarah pictured above, working for MJC in South Street, Wellington, get the chance to get on-the-job training, with qualifications, while employers not only enjoy funding and incentives to take on apprentices but also find it’s worth while taking on eager-to-learn employees. More information is available online at www.apprenticeships.gov.uk
Social media and e-commerce are increasingly significant to the way that businesses interact with customers. Speakers on these topics are Alan Sarhan of Porter Dodson Solicitors and Advisors talking about the legal aspects of social media, Steve and Katie Lodge of Oxygen Creative presenting on how to use social media within the marketing mix, and Pete Fairburn of Morphsites who will examine the opportunities of e-commerce.
Other sessions will feature Stephen Oliver of Connecting Devon and Cornwall presenting an update on the superfast broadband programme, and Rob Cadwallader of BJ Dixon Walsh who will guide us through the many sources of business finance.
Porter Dodson Solicitors are sponsoring the event – Make it Your Business – with support from Waitrose and in partnership with Taunton Deane Borough Council.
Businesses of all kinds from across the Wellington area are encouraged to come along to talk to representatives of agencies who, in one way or another, will be able to help them with business questions and concerns, and to use the event as an opportunity to network and sap business literature.
Make It Your Business is FREE to attend and those interested can drop in at the Alan Rogers Centre, Wellington School between 4pm and 8pm on February 13.