House of Lords

Today Ben Clarke represented the Apprentices Mean Business network at the House of Lords. Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative (SFEDI) and the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (IOEE) came together to host a celebratory event recognising  individual and organisational successes in enterprising skills development through a range of awards. With key figures from the enterprise and skills sector it was a great opportunity to discuss the challenges and opportunities in apprentice training. Jason Holt, CEO of the Holts Group and the Government appointed Small Business Ambassador was amongst the award winners and… Read More

“Apprentices Mean Business” Introduced to Parliament

Today the Dorset Ambassador Network “Apprentices Mean Business” was introduced to Gordon Birtwistle MP at Portcullis House. Gordon Birtwistle MP was appointed as an Apprenticeship Ambassador during National Apprenticeship Week 2013, to engage with employers of all sizes advocating the benefits of high quality apprenticeships.  His findings will be relayed to the Department for Education and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to help improve policy making. He was very impressed with this initiative in Dorset and said: “We need these Ambassador Networks in every county!” Gordon Birtwistle MP is fully behind this initiative and… Read More