Workplace Skills Breakfast and Workplace. Thursday 10th October 2019. Portmore Golf Park, Landkey Road, Barnstaple, EX32 9LB


Workplace Skills Breakfast Consultation 8.00am – 9.30am

An opportunity for businesses to have their say on what higher level education and training provision should be provided to meet the needs of manufacturers in North Devon.

  • 07:45 – Arrival and Registration
  • 08:00 – Breakfast
  • 08.30 – 10 minute presentation on opportunities for businesses through the Institute of Technology
  • 08.40 – 10 minute presentation on opportunities for businesses with the ESF higher level skills project
  • 08.50 – focus group on new and proposed HE courses and apprenticeships
  • 09.30 – close of session

Strategic Workforce Planning Session 09.30 – 12.30 (including light lunch at 12.00)

A FREE follow-up training session for business owners and managers to help them plan for the development of their workforce. This will include developing your workforce to meet the aims of your business plan, allocating and delegating responsibilities, and using training to address recruitment issues.

There will be a need to complete a separate registration process at the start of the session to comply with the funding requirements and we send more details about this before the session begins.

Please book by emailing the name(s) of those wishing to attend to [email protected]


Northern Devon Sustainability Event

Great Torrington School – Thursday 17th October 2pm

As we all know recycling is a hot and very important topic, along with how we can make small changes to help our environment for the future. These changes can be made within work and at home.

The Barnstaple & District Chamber of Commerce are working with Viridor and Great Torrington School by holding an event to help educate students and businesses in ways which they can reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

Do you know what you can recycle? and how to do this in a safe way?

  • Paint
  • Oil
  • Plastics
  • Card
  • Food
  • Glass
  • Wood
  • Sawdust
  • Metals and much more!

The event will run all day with an interactive themes for the schools in the morning with selected recycling ambassadors from each school. This will enable each school to have their own recycling ambassador, who will audit their schools and be the spokesperson for the changes made. This will encourage best practice across all Northern Devon schools.

The afternoon for businesses only, will comprise of interactive stands ,  6 speakers and opportunities to network and discuss  best practice knowledge with manufacturing companies from the Northern Devon area:

  • Andrew Cross North Devon Plastic Free
  • Gareth Williams from Andigestion
  • UNESCO Biosphere  Andy Bell
  • Hemp Tank UK Guy Coxall
  • Environmental Agency

An expert in plastic recycling development from Viridor – What does the future look like for your business  recycling ? What is going to change in the future?

Book your FREE place/places  please click on the link below:


Digital Solutions For Small Businesses - Petroc, Barnstaple Campus - Monday 21st October 2019

A full day of Digital Workshops:

  • Developing a Marketing Strategy
  • New Ways of Working
  • Making the most of Social Media Platforms
  • Measuring Online Success

Fully funded for SME’s that meet the eligible criteria.

For more information contact 01271 852428 or email [email protected] or to book your place visit


Big Bang Fair

Big Bang Fair, Pilton Community College. Barnstaple on Friday 17th April 2020.


The event will be open to Year 7 pupils as this is before students take their options so it is a fantastic time to inspire the young people and inform them of all the fantastic STEM careers available to them so they can then make informed decisions about what options they want to choose.

 We would love to have as many North Devon STEM Employers as possible represented in the exhibition area of the fair and were hoping you would like to be a part of this? We would ask that you come and bring something interactive to the exhibition area so students can “have a go” at something while you chat to them about your sector and potential career opportunities related to it.  We want the students to have fun whilst also finding out about all the fantastic STEM careers and apprenticeship opportunities available to them here in Northern Devon.

 The students who attend the day will also have the opportunity to take part in a STEM Workshop and watch a show, as well as spend time with you in the interactive exhibition area.

 There is no charge to exhibit at this event!



Toni Oatway

STEM Coordinator|STEM Ambassador Hub South West Peninsula | CSW Group | 07771500956 | [email protected]