Business bosses ready to pass on wisdom to youth

Business heads are pulling together to go all out and bring the town the biggest event yet at the annual retail fair.

Kenilworth’s chamber of trade has organised the latest day of stalls, information and networking to help boost business in Kenilworth and get residents and pupils involved.

And organisers say this year will be the best yet as they confirm former CBI boss and trade minister Lord Digby Jones as guest of honour.

The fair will be held at the Wardens Clubhouse in Glasshouse Lane on June 13 and all are encouraged to get out and find out more on the day.

It will be opened by Lord Jones of Birmingham, and has already attracted stand holders from across Kenilworth and the Midlands to share expertise and information.

Kenilworth School pupils will take part in a lunchtime entrepreneurs event organised by the University of Warwick, and speakers will help groups of young people looking to get into business.

The day will also mark the start of a new Youth Chamber of Trade where pupils can set up their own group to feed into work experience, advice from business bosses and help getting into work.

Chamber chairman Richard Hales said that the day was all about celebrating what Kenilworth has to offer and promoting the team’s 100 member businesses.

“Over the past 12 months we have launched a new website and logo to rebrand the chamber, and have welcomed our 100th member,” he said.

“The commitment to the town from them all is clear to see and the culmination of this hard work will be the bigger and better business fair.

“There will be something for everyone and the chamber is keen to encourage is to share and spread business throughout the town.

“The day will also kick-start a new group for young entrepreneurs looking to get ahead in business in Kenilworth once they leave school.”

The day is free to visitors and last year saw 500 people coming through the doors to find out what over 50 businesses had to offer.

Those involved will take part in a business breakfast before the big event to hear speakers and traders share their experiences.

The day is run in association with Coventry University, and the University of Warwick to help students get ahead.

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