Introducing Hannah Hockley and Fran Coulter, who are the newly elected Joint Vice Presidents of Cirencester Chamber of Commerce
Hannah has lived in Cirencester for most of her life. She is the Apprenticeship Lead for Business Development at Cirencester College and is passionate about developing opportunities for the youth of the town.
“Young people have so much to offer and it’s important that we encourage them to seek opportunities in Cirencester rather than feeling they have to move away to find fulfilling careers. Cirencester has a huge range of businesses across a broad spectrum of industries. By developing links between businesses, education providers and young people we can foster relationships that benefit all sides.”
Working with employers to develop Apprenticeships and work placement opportunities is rewarding for all concerned.
For example, Jess Hollister works at Publica Group in Cirencester and has several apprentices working in various departments at the Council offices. “Taking on an apprentice is such a rewarding and positive experience for both employee and employer, it’s amazing to help and guide someone in the start of their career.”
In her new role as joint Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce Hannah is hoping to further develop the partnerships between education and business by ensuring that the Chamber has a focus on young people who will be the workforce of the future.
In her spare time Hannah can be found exploring the beautiful countryside of Cirencester and the surrounding areas with her dog, Wilbur.
Hi, I am Fran and I set up my business, FRC Financial Planning in 2017, I focus on all areas of financial planning including retirement planning, investment planning, protection, mortgages and equity release.
I grew up in Cirencester and joined the Chamber when I went self-employed, joining the Chamber Committee the year after, in 2018, as I wanted to help with events and evolve the Chamber membership to attract some younger members, especially as Cirencester has so much to offer, both in the business world and to its residents.
This summer, I was pleased to be elected as joint Vice President alongside Hannah Hockley, who joined the committee at a similar time, and l look forward to working with both Hannah and the new Chamber President, Adam Vines, to further extend the Chamber services on offer in a post Covid world.
It will be good to be able to meet more of you in person at our face-to-face events coming up over the next few months.
To find out more about Cirencester Chamber of Commerce and to register for Networking Meetings and Events, go to www.cirencesterchamber.org.uk
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