Lanarkshire Business Hub December Event


The Lanarkshire Business Hub brought 2019 to a close with a Christmas lunch held at 101 Park Street in New College Lanarkshire’s Coatbridge Campus.

Over 60 representatives from businesses across Lanarkshire attended the lunch to take part in networking activities as well as hear from special guests.

Professor Christopher Moore, who was appointed as Principal and CEO of New College Lanarkshire late 2019, gave his thoughts on what helps make a successful business, with the key factors being a future orientated mind-set, technology and humans.

Attendees then heard from Head of Faculty for Computing & Creative Industries, Matthew Smith and Head of Faculty for Engineering & Automotive, Barry Skea, who are New College Lanarkshire’s WorldSkills ambassadors. They provided an overview of the history of WorldSkills and how the College prepares the students for the competition. WorldSkills Champions were also present to give their outlook on the competitions.

Then followed round table networking sessions, giving attendees the chance to promote their business and make new contacts before Christmas lunch was served.

Elaine McCormick, Business Development Coordinator at the College, said: “It was a very busy event which was a great way to finish off a very successful year of the Hub.

“All attendees enjoyed the lunch and speed networking sessions.”

Lanarkshire Business Hub offers local businesses a free forum to come together to meet and share their business knowledge and experiences through networking and business presentations. Events are run in partnership with Federation of Small Businesses and sponsored by both North and South Lanarkshire Councils.

The next event will take place on Thursday 23 January 2020.

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