Back to School for Business Ambassadors

Members of Hemel Hempstead Business Ambassadors (HHBA) were treated to a variety of talks on Thursday evening, 21 September 2017, at their most recent meeting at Kings Langley School, including presentations from Gary Lewis, Head Teacher of the state-run academy; Mark Bretton, Chair of the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP); James Doe, Assistant Director of Planning, Development and Regeneration for Dacorum Borough Council (DBC) and Lesley Crisp, Interim Team Leader at DBC on the subject of the highly successful Dacorum’s Den initiative.

The event marked the first anniversary of the Kings Langley School moving into their new building in September 2016. The building, which cost £18m was the blueprint for a group of seven schools designed and built to an optimum specification and to maximise economies of scale. The school is home to over 1100 pupils and is the national lead school for character development – promoting individualism and inner resilience to help prepare them for the world at large.  Gary Lewis is both passionate and proud of the fact that all of his pupils go into gainful employment or training when they leave.

All speakers reiterated the importance of forging links between education and enterprise along with the benefits of becoming a member of initiatives such as Hemel Hempstead Business Ambassadors that work to promote local economies. Gary Stringer, Place Manager, commented, “we saw an excellent turnout from our Ambassadors for what was undoubtedly an informative and highly entertaining evening.”

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