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The BLB was devised out of our member surveys which consistently indicate a requirement for big-picture insight and interaction with key figures. A top-level networking event, targeted towards business leaders and owners. Headlined with a keynote speaker discussing what they do for the local business community.
The standard Q&A session is also included, allowing you to ask those vital questions that affect you within your business. Please submit your questions before 3pm on Tuesday 11th May, due to the online format of the meeting these will be asked on your behalf. If you would like your question to be asked anonymously please state this in your email.
Mark joined Yeovil College as Director of Employer Engagement in November 2015. Prior to this, he studied at De Montfort University where he graduated with an Honours Degree in Graphic Design and Illustration in 1993, Mark then worked as a freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer until 2007. Mark began teaching Graphic Design in 1995 in the North East of England and continued to develop his work in the sector over the following years until he was promoted to Head of Creative Industries in 2003.
Mark joined the senior team at Northumberland College in the North East with a focus on teaching and learning and working with the business community over the next few years until he joined the Principalship team as Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning and then subsequently for Apprenticeships and Business Development. Mark continued with the same focus at Yeovil College, from 2015, where he led the strategic direction of our curriculum and engagement with our business community.
Mark has been Vice Principal for Curriculum and Quality at Yeovil College since March 2018 and leads on all teaching-related responsibilities. He took on the role of CEO & Principal in October 2019.
Mark believes passionately in the life-changing opportunities provided by the Further Education sector and is committed to developing the workforce of the community Yeovil College serves for the prosperity of the whole of South Somerset and Dorset.
9:00 am - Log on and introduction from Yeovil Chamber President - Dave Woan
9:15 am - Guest Speaker - Mark Bolton - Yeovil College
10:00 am - Q&A Session (pre-submitted questions only)
10:30 am - Guest Speaker follow-up and general discussion relating to questions asked
10:45 am - Chamber Announcements
11:00 am - Meeting Close
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How did this event come about?
Yeovil Chamber delivers over a dozen different networking events each year, ranging from Young Professionals (educational networking events), The Breakfast Circle (a small group focused on business referrals), Joint Chamber Events and Member-Specific Events. Member and non-member feedback shows support for the wide variety of events, and our Press Releases and other communications.
Feedback also indicated that you would like to hear from 'key players' within the business community, with Q&A opportunity.