The last of the 2013 Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster (BECBC) meetings was held this morning (4 December 2013) and there was certainly a Christmas mood among the members. The usual introductions by each attendee also had to include “What one thing do you most wish for this Christmas.” There were some very interesting wishes amongst the delegates with many including alcohol requests and others who were looking for quality time with the family or just to get hold of the remote control!
The speakers today were from Cumbria Rural Enterprise Agency (CREA) talking about energy savings and assessments for cluster members; Liz Hearnden from the National Skills Academy for Nuclear discussing the work they are doing with both employers and training providers; then Mark Bowman, Inspira Chief Executive talking about the Ready for Work scheme to help young people develop their employability skills.
Sean Balmer, BECBC Chairman announced that it is the ten year anniversary of the business cluster in 2014 and explained how member organisations can get involved in celebrating this anniversary. He also spoke about the 2014 BECBC Business Awards and more details will follow in the new year.
There was more festive spirit to be had during the coffee break when delicious mince pies were served. The first of the 2014 meetings will be held on the 8 January.