Last month at Cotton Court saw two successful information session events run by Lancashire County Council. On 14th November there was an event with One Connect Limited aimed at private sector companies who wish to recruit young people or offer work placements.
Attendees listened to speakers from the Future Horizons team, the National Apprenticeship Service and local businesses that have taken on apprentices. A number of the companies that attended the event have already arranged interviews with candidates. If you were unable to attend this event, but are looking to expand your team and would like more information please visit the the Future Horizons website.
On Thursday 21st November, we hosted an information session with Boost Business Lancashire, where creative industries could find out more about programmes they could access to help their business to grow.
Guest speakers included:
Paul Billington (Cowperstone): Cowperstone is consultancy created to help business owners passionate about growth and change.
Damian Baetens (Transmit) Transmit Consulting is partnered with the Start-Up-Loan Company to deliver a national initiative launched by the Government and James Caan initially to help people aged 18-30 to get their creative business off the ground.
The event attracted around 50 attendees which comprised of local SMEs and start-ups. The discussions were led by Ruth Raban, Director of Creative Lancashire and featured an interesting Q&A session.