First networking event for different Banbury organisations hailed a success

Organisers hailed the first of several events to bring Banbury businesses, charities and education providers together.

More than 30 organisations came to Banbury Chamber of Commerce’s Better Connected Banbury event at Banbury and Bicester College on Tuesday.

Banbury Chamber of Trade networking at Banbury and Bicester College, Activate Apprenticeships. Yasmin Kaduji with Chamber members and Nancy Buckley, Mike Craig and Amanda Watterson, Banbury College. NNL-190319-160820009

Banbury Chamber of Trade networking at Banbury and Bicester College, Activate Apprenticeships. Yasmin Kaduji with Chamber members and Nancy Buckley, Mike Craig and Amanda Watterson, Banbury College. NNL-190319-160820009

It focused on apprenticeships, with speakers discussing their many benefits and how to hire one.

Yasmin Kaduji from the chamber of commerce said: “It was really good, considering we only had a few weeks to organise it so it followed on from National Apprenticeships Week, we thought it was very successful and are looking forward to the next one.”

Visitors got a chance to foster relationships across sectors, which businesses had been asking for.

Banbury Chamber of Trade networking at Banbury and Bicester College, Activate Apprenticeships. Mike Craig, Head of Key Accounts, Activate Apprenticeships. NNL-190319-160842009

Banbury Chamber of Trade networking at Banbury and Bicester College, Activate Apprenticeships. Mike Craig, Head of Key Accounts, Activate Apprenticeships. NNL-190319-160842009

Banbury Chamber of Trade networking at Banbury and Bicester College, Activate Apprenticeships. Arun Bassral, Business Development Consultant and Chamber members. NNL-190319-160939009

Banbury Chamber of Trade networking at Banbury and Bicester College, Activate Apprenticeships. Arun Bassral, Business Development Consultant and Chamber members. NNL-190319-160939009

Banbury Chamber of Trade networking at Banbury and Bicester College, Activate Apprenticeships. Lunchtime. Yasmin Kaduji, Chamber members and college Level 2 catering students. NNL-190319-160853009

Banbury Chamber of Trade networking at Banbury and Bicester College, Activate Apprenticeships. Lunchtime. Yasmin Kaduji, Chamber members and college Level 2 catering students. NNL-190319-160853009