FREE Skills Forum & Digital Workshop Events

Event update: We are delighted to announce that The Rt Hon. Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport will be opening this event and giving a short update on the latest from Government.

What issues does your business face in shaping its future work force?

The event will be held in partnership with Suffolk Chamber in Haverhill & District and ONE Haverhill Partnership, with support from West Suffolk Councils.

Join Suffolk Chamber of Commerce in Haverhill & District, ONE Haverhill Partnership and West Suffolk Councils at this interactive event. The morning aims to open up dialogue between employers and those responsible for planning and delivering education in Haverhill for 16 to 60-year olds.

For our panel discussion we are delighted to be joined by David Triggs owner and Managing Director, Renewable Education Limited who will be moderating this discussion. Our panellist there will be:

  • Andrea Wood, Head of Skills at Suffolk County Council
  • Colin Poole, Town Clerk of Haverhill Town Council
  • John Mayhew, Chair ONE Haverhill Partnership
  • Tim Coulson, Chief Executive of Samuel Ward Trust
  • Lesley Whiting, Director of 1st Stop Recruitment & Board Member of Suffolk Chamber in Haverhill & District
  • David Ruddy, Director of Employability and Community Learning at West Suffolk College
  • Colin Poole, Town Clerk of Haverhill Town Council

About David Trigg

David started life as a teacher and progressed to a Head Teacher position in 1994 and then established the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) in 2008. David stepped down from his role as CEO of the largest Academies Trust in England 2013, and is now providing consultancy and advice to a range of businesses plus education and training providers.

This is a unique opportunity for businesses to discuss directly with key decision makers from local education providers and the county and district councils, the issues businesses are currently facing regarding skills, and how they can be addressed.

The event will be held in partnership with Suffolk Chamber in Haverhill and District and ONE Haverhill Parntership, with support from West Suffolk Councils.


9:00am Arrival and registration
9:25am Welcome from Chair
9:30am Update from Government – Rt. Hon Matt Hancock MP
9:50am Statistics and overview
10:00am Panel discussion Question 1
10.30am Question 2
11.00am Question 3
11.30am Summary – Cllr Alaric Pugh
11.45am Thank you from Chair
11.50am Close event

Brunch menu
Sausage rolls and cheesy twists
Croissants and jams, Danish Pastries
Fresh fruit platter
Tea, coffee and orange juice

For more details contact Kayleigh:

Phone: 01440 333 104


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