TELLUS GROUP hosted a lunch and networking showcase on behalf of the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce where over 40 business leaders attended, at it’s Mutley Plain headquarters.

Plymouth Chamber of Commerce holds regular briefing events entitled ‘What is your Chamber doing for you and your City’ where the chief executive David Parlby updated members about feasibility plans for a £10 million investment to create a berth for cruise liners visiting the city.

But also proposals about the City Deal and creating over 10,000 new jobs, and a Growth Hub in partnership with GAIN – to support new start up and existing city businesses.

Tellus Group used the occasion to highlight our contribution to the Plymouth economy, but also to celebrate the business and partnership relationships we’ve established across the city, and helping to support a major influx of international students wanting to be educated in Plymouth, said Neil Pick, chief executive of Tellus Group.

The global education provider attracts over 5,000 students to its Plymouth and Portsmouth Meridian schools every year looking to improve their English skills, and free work placement opportunities with local employers.

Steve Kerswill, Business Development Manager, Tellus Group, said: “The networking lunch was an ideal opportunity to inform local employers of the benefits of working with an international organisation like Tellus Group which is supporting many employers, and giving our trainees valuable English language and work skills experiences – and taking back to their own countries.”

Jolanta Furmanik, English Teacher and co-ordinator of the Polish project ‘New Horizons’, and funded by the EU to increase students opportunities in the European jobs market, said: “This is our second project with Tellus Group and is very successful, and we are bringing two groups of 36 students to Plymouth to learn better English skills, and gain valuable work experience.”

“Plymouth is a very friendly and safe place for our students to study and take part in many of the city’s unique cultural activities. I was honoured to be invited by Tellus Group to give a presentation to members of the Chamber of Commerce about our European participation project with Tellus Group.”

The Chamber briefing also heard from 19-year-old Polish Student Ania Szulc, commented: “I have loved my time in Plymouth and brushing up on my English skills, living with my host family, and especially my work experience opportunity at Duttons Cafe on the Hoe.”

Henry Hutchins, director at Clever Student Lets, added: “I work very closely with Tellus Group and the students from Europe and the rest of the world are highly educated, and Plymouth is the ideal place for them to study, because the city is offering first class education providers, accommodation, security, and a beautiful waterfront city with lots of cultural activities.”

Picture left to right: Steve Kerswell, Jolanta Furmanik, Neil Pick, David Parlby, Ania Szulc, and Henry Hutchins


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