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Successful Business West members’ meeting held at SBSA

City of Bristol College welcomed members of Business West to South Bristol Skills Academy on 9 March for the quarterly members’ meeting.

Representatives from across the region met to discuss the pertinent topics facing businesses in the South West and give updates on the city-wide projects which are currently underway.

Attendees were greeted by our hospitality students and enjoyed a fantastic selection of dishes and cakes after the event.

Chief Executive and Acting Principal Rich Harris said: “To host this prestigious event, which brings together senior business leaders and employers in our College was a real coup and a chance to strengthen our identity as Bristol’s college. We have fantastic buildings and facilities across our different Centres, and lots of good conversations took place on the evening with plenty of follow-ups to come.”

In his presentation, Rich spoke passionately about how businesses can work with us at the College to further the skills agenda and achieve ‘levelling up’ in our region. This collaborative approach will be central to the achievement of our goal to increase the number of people completing high-quality skills training by 200,000 by 2030.

Guests were encouraged to cycle to the event by The Big Issue’s e-bikes. We have signed up to the e-bike scheme to offer reduced-cost subscriptions to our staff members to help reduce our carbon footprint and help staff find new ways to travel ahead of the Bristol Clean Air Zone being introduced later this year.

Business West’s members’ meeting is not the only large-scale event our Centres have played host to; we work with organisations large and small to host events in our outstanding facilities, with with a variety of rooms available to hire from classrooms and conference rooms to specialist kitchens, salons and workshops. You can find out more about hiring our facilities.

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