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Annual Business Networking Meeting is a Success

For a second year Folkestone Academy alongside The Grand Hotel organised a Business Networking Meeting with attendance from local businesses from all over Kent. The aim of the meeting was to communicate how businesses can develop partnerships to support young people through their career path by offering workplace visits, skills workshops and student placements.

The event was organised by Katy Tibbles, Careers Coordinator at the Academy along with Robert Richardson, General Manager at The Grand, who is also The Careers and Enterprise Advisor for the Academy. Richard comments:

Guests to the event were treated to a performing arts showcase with two performances, one from members of the Company of 12 Theatre Company and one from drama students from the Academy as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company Associate Schools programme.

The event was well attended including Mayor Elect Cllr Ann Berry from Folkestone Town Council, Saga, Kent Police, Dodgems and Floss, HR Go, ADM Computing and Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance Brokers Limited.