February at the Cleobury Country Centre

Can’t believe it’s nearly the end of Feb already!!

Our Business Networking Group met during half term, which meant we were thin on the ground, in fact I was the only girl there!!! However, it was a very rewarding session, with everyone sitting around, relaxed, chatting about how to make our businesses “fatter”! We shared our experiences of what was working well to improve our businesses, not just in sales figures but by making us more efficient. A really good meeting!

The centre has had a good February! We have been booking people into courses in their droves, with the Emergency First Aid at Work course scheduled for 12th March already sold out, and this without advertising it! But do not fear, an extra course has been booked for 21st April, so no-one will have to wait too long. PAT testing, scheduled for 10th March is also full, so we must be doing something right!! We still have places on the First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid, which are both towards the end of March along with a couple of places still available on the Food Hygiene course in early March.

We hosted a workshop on cloud computing for WIRE via Shropshire Council’s Broadband Team at the beginning of February, which was very well attended and we hope that they enjoyed their day, took plenty of tips home from the course and were impressed with our venue. Shropshire Housing Group have been using the centre to deliver information on the new air source heat pumps that are being installed in some of its properties within Cleobury Mortimer, and those areas have been invited to various sessions here at the centre to let them know how these changes will affect their homes.

Next up, is Peter Roper and his Public Speaking Association, that’ll be a noisy old day!!! The Trade Card has been delivered and has been received very well, thank goodness! It’s always difficult to please so many businesses but, I think we’ve done OK this time, and hopefully the 1500 homes will keep it very close to their phones for easy reference!

The website has also been well received, and although its only been live a matter of weeks we have already received two course bookings from it and a couple of enquiries from businesses wanting to get a listing on the directory. We do encourage those with businesses locally, to get in touch if we haven’t listed you and also local groups and societies that we might have missed off, please contact us to get your groups information uploaded.

Our apprentice, Vicki, reaches the end of her apprenticeship at the end of February and we are pleased to say that we have offered her a contract going forward. It has been very rewarding bringing on someone that has been keen to learn and we look forward to it continuing.

So all in all, not a bad month! February at the Cleobury Country Centre.

Clare Todd

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