Build Your Business, Build Our Future
South Charnwood United Business Alliance (SCUBA) aims to strengthen relationships between businesses in our local community, as well as providing the opportunity to build links with our school.
As a school, we are aware that we are educating the ‘workforce of the future’ and want to work together with local businesses to ensure our young people have the right skills and attributes for the world of work. In partnership, businesses can help our pupils with their post 16 career pathways by supporting events such as careers speed networking and ‘Meet the Employer’ activities
Our SCUBA meetings provide an opportunity for local businesses to network with each other. It has been fascinating to witness new business relationships beginning to flourish as a result of our SCUBA meetings
All local businesses, big or small, are most welcome to join our SCUBA network which is organised by our Year 10 and 11 business ambassadors to help ‘build your business; build our future’.
We hold our termly SCUBA meetings 3 times a year in March, June & November. These are more structured events with an agenda, a keynote speaker, a presentation from the Yr10 Business Ambassadors, as well as topics for discussion around the table. These have been running for over 6 years and are well attended each term
Monthly Meet & Mingle
As well as these termly meetings, we are now also holding a more relaxed monthly Meet and Mingle event for you all. These will be held in the months between the termly SCUBA events. There are no speakers at these events, just a relaxed atmosphere for you to chat over a coffee and get to know each other a little better and chat to our Business Ambassadors.
Dates of upcoming events
Thursday 14th December – Jingle MingleThursday 25th January – Meet & Mingle
Thursday 15th February – Meet & Mingle
Thursday 21st March – Termly SCUBA
Thursday 25th April – Meet & Mingle
Thursday 23rd May – Meet & Mingle
Thursday 13th June – Termly SCUBA
"Congratulations! on your SCUBA networking event winning the Leicestershire Education and Business Partnership 2020 award. Well deserved as the events are always so well organised and the pupils so engaging"
- Judith Sturley, Principal Economic Regeneration Officer, Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
Responses from Previous Events
“They were absolutely fantastic, really engaging, lots of interesting questions” - - Ian Guyler, Business Consultant
“It makes me more self-aware of what qualities you need to really develop your businesses” - - Hana Pearson, Pupil at SCHS
“Our objective here is to let people know what we do because kids at schools don’t know, and they’ve got loads of questions, so it’s fantastic” - Ian Hughes, Account manager at Nicholls Colton Group Ltd
“I’ve never been to an event like this so it’s been a great opportunity to network” -
Keturah Butler, Relationship Manager, SR Education