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  • Business lounge launched at Biggin Hill Library to provide fresh start for Bromley business

    A new business lounge to support entrepreneurs and businesses across the borough has now opened in Biggin Hill Library.  This is the third business lounge to successfully open as part of the Start Up Bromley initiative, following launches in Bromley and Orpington libraries in May and June respectively, which both continue to provide invaluable support to local businesses. The Start Up Bromley initiative, managed by GLL, the Council’s Library operator, in partnership with the Business and IP Centre Network at the British Library, offers specialist facilities and support in tow...
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  • Enterprise initiatives in schools

    Pupils Profit enterprise initiatives engage a year group in the setup and operation of a sustainable business at school.  They teach pupils how to set up and operate sustainable Healthy Tuck Shops, Stationery Shops and the new Eco Refill business.  Learning outcomes include increased employability skills, confidence, environmental awareness and healthy eating. For more information about Pupils Profit and the initiatives they run, please visit their website BEBP (as part of LBB) provides this information without liability on our part and schools will need to research and explore the organisation and its products independently.  
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  • SE London Mayor’s Construction Academy Hub

    London has a growing construction skills shortage, and construction sector employers require a site-ready workforce to help build the homes Londoners need.  To make sure Londoners benefit from the wide range of opportunities available in the sector, the Mayor set up his Mayor’s Construction Academy (MCA), connecting Londoners to training in the skills.  The South East London Mayor’s Construction Academy Hub is a group of training providers based in South East London.  Please click here to view the prospectus for the SE London MCA Hub.  
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  • EBP helping the local Covid-19 response

    Jane and Anne are working hard to keep the Bromley Mentoring Initiative going through the pandemic – which has been difficult with all the restrictions in place and the fast-changing situation.  They have arranged some safe and very valuable virtual/telephone mentoring for vulnerable young people. Since January, the rest of the EBP team have been involved in supporting the rapid testing programme which aims to identify people with Covid-19 who have no symptoms, and asks them to self-isolate to protect others, especially our clinically most vulnerable residents. The testing is predominantly for those who regularly come into contact with people outside their household such as key workers.   Sarah, Karen and Louise are working at the test sites in an operational capacity whilst Emma and Lesley are providing support to the team and on the telephone assistance line. EBP is still operating on a reduced capacity and we look forward to a time when the situation allows us to return to our ‘business as usual...
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  • Success stories in light of the pandemic

    Since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, the job market has changed dramatically.  Bromley EBP has been working with several young people on the YES project and unfortunately during the usual monitoring process we discovered that some previously successful apprentices had been furloughed and, in some cases, made redundant.  It’s not all doom and gloom though – since June nine young people have managed to secure employment and three have decided to return to college to gain additional qualifications. The motivation and determination of these young people is astonishing and inspiring.  Despite all the setbacks and the challenging circumstances, including online assessments and interviews, they have not given up. The employment secured includes a three-year degree apprenticeship in Field Engineering with Arqiva in Wrotham and a Level 3 Apprenticeship with TP Carpentry.  Four young people have started in hospitality and two more in construction with accredited local training.  At the beginning of the month, Michael was successful in his application to the LBB Graduate Scheme and is now working in Housing and Regeneration as a Housing Co...
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