GROWING OUR FUTURE TOGETHER
Thirsk & District Business Association in partnership with Thirsk School & Sixth Form College are hosting our first joint Apprenticeship Roadshow and Business Expo for our local businesses & students on Tuesday 12 March 2024.
During the event, sponsored by Harrowells Solicitors and Keep It Local Thirsk, we are providing an opportunity for students who wish to learn more about expanding their learning and education through the apprenticeship route (post-16 and graduate apprenticeships), together with providing a greater understanding of the apprenticeship route to our business community.
Event Date: 12.03.24
Event Time: 15:30 - 19:30
Event Location: Thirsk School & Sixth Form College
The event will be split into two sections:
APPRENTICESHIP ROADSHOW (15:30 - 17:00)
Open to students and their families, as well as local training providers and businesses. This will give students thinking about starting an apprenticeship and for businesses looking to take on an apprentice, the chance to listen to presentations and ask questions about apprenticeships and funding available for businesses looking to take on an apprentice. Trade stands will be at the event to provide an excellent opportunity to gain as much information as possible.
BUSINESS EXPO (17:45 - 19:30)
Open to all businesses in Thirsk and the surrounding areas. This free event will provide the opportunity for our local businesses to network, Visit trade stands and hear from business leaders and speakers on business related subjects.
Our previous Business Expos have been well attended and we are expecting over 300 attendees at this free event.
MARGARET BRADSHAW - RED BUTTON MARKETING TRAINING
Margaret Bradshaw founded Red Button Marketing Training in 2017 with a passion to help businesses get results by creating and implementing an effective marketing strategy utilising The Marketing Performance Framework™. During this time, Mags is excited to have achieved recognition from both CPD and The Institute of Leadership as well as launching an award-winning online course companion tool, My Marketing Button.
With over 30 years’ experience from a variety of market sectors, Margaret brings motivation, creative marketing ideas and most importantly results to the businesses she works with. She loves nothing more than empowering people to establish effective marketing and business processes, develop a motivated team and most importantly, grow their business.
W: Red Button Marketing Training
PAUL BURKINSHAW - HARROWELLS
Paul Burkinshaw is a partner at Harrowells and a litigation specialist helping businesses, families and individuals resolve disputes. Paul also heads up our Thirsk office and so plays a key role in helping direct requests for advice and support to relevant specialists within our firm. He also is a governor at Thirsk School & Sixth Form College and is an active supporter of interview training and other mentoring programmes at the school.
PETER MILLS - HARROWELLS
Peter Mills is Head of Business Development and Marketing at Harrowells and has a broad portfolio of responsibilities which, in additional to general promotional activity, includes helping to set the strategic direction of the firm, monitoring and understanding the needs of our clients, and assisting with training and development of people across all levels of the business. Peter was heavily involved in the merger of the Thirsk and Easingwold practice of Hileys with Harrowells Solicitors back in 2011.
W: Harrowells Solicitors
ROS JONES - PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT COACH
Ros Jones is a Yorkshire-based business coach and personal development expert, empowering people in business to thrive and live their best life.
A qualified clinical hypnotherapist and founder of the Business Wellbeing Club® networking and mastermind group, Ros has a passion for putting the balance back into business.
Ros is also a published author, TEDx speaker, advocate and co-founder of The Yorkshire Business Charter on Domestic Abuse, media commentator, and keen runner. She loves books and runs a personal development book club.
W: Ros Jones Coaching & Personal Development
BUSINESS EXPO AGENDA
17:45 – 18:00 Registration, refreshments and Expo open
18:00 – 18:05 Welcome from Guy Baragwanath, T&DBA Chairman
18:05 – 18:15 Speaker One: Margaret Bradshaw, Red Button Marketing
18:15 – 18:25 Speaker Two: Paul Burkinshaw & Peter Mills, Harrowells
18:25 – 18:35 Speaker Three: Ros Jones, Ros Jones Personal Development Coach
18:35 – 18:45 Q&A
18:45 – 19:30 Expo and networking
19:30 Event close
If you are interested in hosting a trade stand at this event please email email@example.com for our information pack