The College was delighted to host the June networking event for the Chamber of Commerce at its Hortensia Centre. The Chamber is committed to helping and supporting local businesses and those doing business in the borough. They represent a wide and varied range of businesses in both size and specialism.
Members of staff and college governors joined chamber members for a dynamic talk by James Potter
‘The Linkedin Man’ on how to use Linkedin effectively to promote themselves and their businesses. They then had the opportunity to view the highly acclaimed College end of year millinery and fashion exhibition in the college gallery and to network and meet staff and student ambassadors. The ambassadors were students in the final stages of business and administration, customer service and photography qualifications who were employed in a professional capacity as part of the college focus on ensuring that students leave with confidence and employability skills and where possible, business contacts.
‘It was an excellent opportunity for students at the start of their professional careers to meet local business people who advised them on ways to develop their entrepreneurial skills and set up their own businesses. It was a particular delight to find that one of the successful business women was a former KCC fashion graduate. Such role models are so important in boosting the confidence of current students to be ambitious’ Amanda Hayes, Vice Principal
The event was very well received and raised the profile of the college with a new set of people as well as re-affirming existing good relationships. There was particular praise for the high quality of the student work, the professionalism of the ambassadors and the lively and engaging style of the event which was relevant to the needs of local businesses of all sizes.
‘On behalf of your fellow KCCC Executive and KCCC members attending last night’s most successful event at the College’s Chelsea Centre I would like to pass on our grateful thanks to you, your colleagues, trustees and all your amazing team of ambassadors at Kensington & Chelsea College for putting so much care and professionalism into last night successful event. I think you will agree it was a great success and the feedback is excellent’ Julia Walker-Smith, Chamber of Commerce
The immediate impact has been interest in commissioning and purchasing fashion pieces made by students and applications for apprenticeships with the college.
See the online gallery of the Chamber Of Commerce Event at KCC
Date published: 2 July 2013