WCG, one of the largest further and higher education college groups in the UK, is sponsoring the conference for the second year and is a further example of the importance it places on engagement with businesses across the region.
WCG, which is made up of seven colleges based across Warwickshire and Worcestershire, has strong links with the Chamber and prides itself on working with businesses across all sectors to understand the skills needs in the area.
Angela Joyce, Chief Executive at WCG, will be the lead panellist on the skills panel at the Chamber of Commerce Annual Business and Economic Conference on Friday, November 16.
She said: “The Chamber is an excellent organisation and one which we are very keen to support. The conference has a strong line-up and provides businesses with an excellent networking opportunity.
“For us at WCG, it provides an opportunity to further engage with businesses across the region and understand how we can support them. We can never have too many conversations with businesses and change is constant phenomenon which we embrace at WCG.”
The skills panel will also hear from Fleur Sexton DL, of PET-Xi Training; Dr Julie Nugent, of WMCA; Mark Bailie, of Finham Multi-Academy Trust; and Christian Warden, of the Manufacturing Technology Centre.
There is also an economic panel with Jonathan Browning, of the LEP; Dominic Bunning, of HSBC; Abhinay Muthoo, of the University of Warwick; and David Burton, of the Chamber’s Brexit Club.
The event, which is being staged at the Ricoh Arena, will hear from broadcaster Jon Snow, entrepreneur Maggie Philbin, West Midlands Mayor Andy Street, and Jeremy Wright, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport.
For more information or to book onto the event, go to https://www.cw-chamber.co.uk/events/the-chamber-of-commerce-annual-business-economic-conference-2018/
A full interview with Angela Joyce can be read in the next issue of C&W in Business.