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Pendle Connects - Focus on Skills & Recruitment

Rachel Kay

Thursday, 15 June 2017 from 08:00 to 10:00 (BST)

Pendle Connects - Focus on Skills & Recruitment

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If you’re struggling to find the right people for your business, join us at Pendle Connects Focus on Skills and Recruitment event on Thursday June 15th at Nelson & Colne College. Following a networking session from 8am, our expert panel will discuss the challenges and changes in how companies find and retain the best fit and skills sets for their needs covering:


  • current skills shortages in Lancashire
  • the impacts of an ageing workforce
  • how an effective skills pipeline between education and employment can be created and maintained
  • the rising importance of apprenticeships
  • the new Apprenticeship Levies
  • funding for up-skilling current workforces


Speakers include Dr Michele Lawty-Jones, Director of the Lancashire Skills Hub, Philip Heyworth, MD of JD Engineering, Alison Rushton, Vice Principal of Nelson & Colne College and Frazer Durris, MD of Businesswise Solutions.


The panel will take questions from the audience following the interview and the event will end at 10am.


Breakfast and refreshments are provided. Tickets cost just £15 plus Eventbrite fees. Book your ticket at  


As well as the opportunity to meet, hear from and network with our expert speakers and other local businesses, a business update for the borough will be given by Dean Langton, the Strategic Director of Pendle Borough Council. Current and upcoming projects within Pendle will be summarised in addition to available support for local and incoming businesses.


Pendle Connects is a new quarterly networking & panel interview event for businesses across Pendle and the wider region. The launch event Digital, What can it do for your business was held on March 16th at Training 2000, Nelson and attended by over 50 business people from across Pendle and beyond.


Combining business networking with themed panel interviews Pendle Connects events provide a platform for sharing of best business practice, innovation, ideas and business generation. Events are open to all Pendle based businesses and those doing business in Pendle. All sectors, private, public and voluntary are welcome to attend.


Find out more about Pendle Connects at the dedicated website


Nelson & Colne College

Do you have questions about Pendle Connects - Focus on Skills & Recruitment? Contact Rachel Kay

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Nelson & Colne College
Scotland Road
BB9 7YT Nelson
United Kingdom

Thursday, 15 June 2017 from 08:00 to 10:00 (BST)

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Rachel Kay

Rachel Kay is the Director of lovelocalnetworking, an East Lancashire business which runs networking events once a month in Pendle & Burnley and once a month at a central M65 venue.

In conjunction with Pendle Borough Council & Business in the Community, lovelocalnetworking has also set-up Pendle Connects. Rachel is the organiser & host of the events.

lovelocal is passionate about connecting businesses throughout Lancashire.

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