Businesses to play vital role in shaping student skills

Businesses to play vital role in shaping student skills

Employment opportunities for students at Cornwall’s largest college group are being boosted with the launch of a programme to involve local employers in key decisions. The Cornwall College Group (TCCG) is putting local and regional business leaders at the heart of...

Fragrance Maker Secures Essential Funding

Fragrance Maker Secures Essential Funding

An ambitious North-Devon fragrance maker has benefitted from a £10k Start Up Loan via delivery partner SWIG Finance.  Essence of Hartland creates handmade home fragrances using high-quality essential oils. Their scents are inspired by the dramatic coastline and...

Partnership Aims to Boost Aspirations

Partnership Aims to Boost Aspirations

City College Plymouth and Millbay Academy have formed a new partnership in the bid to provide pupils with the best possible careers advice in an attempt to further raise aspirations within the Plymouth community. Similar to the successful ongoing partnership announced...

CBILS Support for Gloucestershire Food Business

CBILS Support for Gloucestershire Food Business

A Gloucestershire food business specialising in dietary requirements has benefitted from the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) via accredited delivery partner SWIG Finance.    Award-winning Bay’s Kitchen creates sauces, soups, stocks and gravies...

Awarding body praises College’s commitment to apprentices

Awarding body praises College’s commitment to apprentices

After seeing a 100% pass rate for its recent automotive Apprenticeship end-point assessments (EPA), City College Plymouth has been highly praised by the awarding body, City & Guilds. Shortly before the country entered a second period of lockdown last year, the...

South West Business Council March Conference Highlights

South West Business Council March Conference Highlights

At our March conference, we welcomed our new CEO, Paul Coles, and said “au revoir” to Dr Robin Daniels. “Au revoir” because we will be working with Robin as we grow our work around Natural Capital, which is rapidly expanding. Turning to traditional forms of capital,...