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Pendle businesses showcase local careers

Published: Tuesday, 20th February 2018

pendle council, nelson and colne college

Pendle businesses attended the latest Work Inspirations event which aims to inspire the next generation.

Funded by Pendle Council, Pendle’s largest careers and Networking event took place at Nelson and Colne College last Wednesday (7 February).

It attracted more than 900 Year 9 pupils from schools across the borough.

Councillor Mohammed Iqbal, Leader of Pendle Council, said: “This event is a fantastic opportunity for Pendle companies to showcase what’s on offer in the borough.

“We find that many young people don’t realise the wealth of opportunities that are right here on their doorstep.

“Hopefully these events inspire them and they can find out more about the skills they need to get into the careers and jobs which interest them.”

Pendle companies which attended the event were:

  • Unique Clean, Hire and Facilities Ltd
  • Seafood Pub Company
  • Liberata
  • Stanley House Vets
  • Cottages.com
  • Tailor Made Sourcing Ltd
  • Silent Night
  • Concept4

Glenn Stock, Director of Unique Clean, Hire and Facilities Ltd, said: “I’m always keen to support these events to try and encourage young people to think about what they’d like to do and how they can achieve it.

“Before setting up Unique Clean I had a number of careers - I was in the army, I was a firefighter and I was a paramedic so I had lots of advice for those who were interested in those kinds of roles.”

Dennis Mendoros OBE, DL, Chairman of Pendle Vision and President of Mendor Enterprises, added: “Pendle’s Work Inspiration initiative offers a golden opportunity to encourage the younger generation and to motivate them to think about the next step towards a successful and fulfilling working life.”