Our Sponsor Profiles

The below are our sponsor's details. Please take a look and support those that are helping, you and us, to provide this fantastic opportunity to engage with all those who are looking to the future.
Stoke and Staffs LEP/Careers and Enterprise Company
Stoke and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s (SSLEP) Skills Strategy ensures that education and skills development is relevant and responsive to current and future business needs.
The LEP is working with the Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) to improve CEIAG in schools and strengthen employer links. The government’s Careers Strategy, in December 2017 expanded the CEC role in supporting colleges to deliver quality careers support by:
  • Continuing school/ college links to employers and other external careers providers
  • Providing training and bursaries to school/ college Careers Leaders
  • Supporting best practice standards for careers support, the Gatsby Benchmarks, with tools and targeted funding.
Working with Chase Terrace Technology College; the LEP and CEC is happy to sponsor the Careers Expo as excellent practice of employer and school/college engagement.
Sponsoring: Goodie Bags and Careers seminar

The Marketing People
Big Agency Skills, Small Agency Bills.
The Marketing People are a West Midlands based marketing agency established in 2004 with a proven track record of creating brands & marketing strategies that work. With an in-house team of experienced marketers, creative graphic designers, web designers and developers. From brand positioning to campaigns, web & digital to e-commerce & email marketing, from stationery and brochure design & print to fulfilment, from workwear to vehicle liveries, and exhibitions to signage. If you can see it, we can create it!
What changes could we make, to help achieve your business goals?
Sponsoring: Expo - Consultancy, Creative, Design, Promotional items, Web design & Marketing
Call 01543 495752

Burntwood Town Council
Burntwood Town Council is a local authority at Parish Council level. The Town Council serves a population of approximately 30,000. Whose electorate elect 22 Members every four years. At the present time the Membership consists of 16 Conservative and 6 Labour Members under the Chairmanship of Councillor Mrs Pam Stokes.
As background Burntwood is a town in Staffordshire, England, approximately 4 miles (6 km) west of Lichfield. The town had a population of 26,049 at the time of the 2011 census and forms part of Lichfield district. The town forms one of the largest urbanised parishes] in England. Samuel Johnson opened an academy in nearby Edial in 1736. The town is home to the smallest park in the United Kingdom, Prince's Park, which is located next to Christ Church on the junction of Farewell Lane and Church Road. The town expanded in the nineteenth century around the coal mining industry.
Areas of Burntwood are Boney Hay, Chase Terrace, Chasetown, Gorstey Lea and Burntwood Green.
Sponsoring: Supporting The Expo
Call 01543 677166

Alliance in Partnership (AiP)
Alliance in Partnership (AiP) is a specialist school catering company committed delivering high quality, locally sourced and innovative food to more than 375 schools and colleges in the Midlands, London and the South East. AiP has been the caterer at Chase Terrace Technical College for the last four years.
We’re proud of the food we serve, developed by our team of chefs and delivered by our dedicated managers and their in-house teams. We hold the prestigious Soil Association Gold Food for Life Catering mark as well as a host of other accreditations, so you can be assured that everything we do is of the highest standard. Our service is tailored to meet schools’ specific needs and budgets with innovative solutions and a green, sustainable approach.
As part of our ‘good food philosophy’, we also provide taster sessions at parents’ evenings and special events as well as showcasing food at school assemblies and giving healthy lifestyle talks.
Sponsoring: Catering
Call 0121 420 3030

Cllr Sue Woodward, Staffordshire County Councillor for Burntwood North.
This is an exciting event which I am proud to support via my County Council Community Fund - and it is for the whole community, students, their families, businesses and employees too.
Sponsoring: Parent Workshops

Burntwood in Business
Burntwood inBusiness is a breakfast networking group. We meet every Wednesday morning at Bradshaws Farm Shop & Cafe and have been described as “the networking group for people who don’t do networking”. We’re a friendly bunch, currently consisting of 17 members from local businesses. We’re a not-for-profit group and all membership fees go towards the marketing and promoting of Burntwood inBusiness and its members. We don’t have a long list of rules, but we do operate a one-seat per business sector system, which gives you sector exclusivity should you decide to join us. We find that enjoying a good breakfast in a relaxed atmosphere and getting to know and trust one another really works. There’s no stronger referral than word of mouth and week by week business is shared.
Sponsoring: Workshop Delegate Brochure

Tao Business Solutions
Cheryl Turner of Tao Business Solutions eats, drinks, sleeps and breathes social media. If you’re in a tiz over Twitter, Facebook phobic or lost on LinkedIn just leave it to Cheryl – she’ll happily manage your social media for you, whilst you get on with running your business. Cheryl also offers 1-2-1 social media coaching, tailored to client need and small interactive social media workshops to corporate clients and groups. During a typical training session, Cheryl will show you how to save time using social media scheduling tools and where to find great content for your social media posts. If you’re lost for words and never know what to post, Cheryl offers a content writing service, as well as her Social Brainstorm sessions, designed to kick-start your social media presence. Give your digital marketing some va va voom and #TalkToTao!
Sponsoring: Event Photography markzaccariaphotography.co.uk

Five Computing Limited
Complete business and home IT solutions including virus protection and recovery, remote desktop support and scheduled backups to make sure your systems run smoothly. We provide support within the Staffordshire and Midlands areas. Based in Norton Canes, most of our business and home IT support clients come from the local area including Burntwood, Cannock, Lichfield and Tamworth. With remote technology, we also provide support for clients as far as Qatar in the Middle East. At FiVE Computing we are always happy to provide help and advice whatever the job. Give us a call today.
Sponsoring: Event Videographer - luminastudios.co.uk
Call 07796 666222

West Midlands Apprenticeship Ambassador Network
The West Midlands Apprenticeship Ambassador Network is a group of employers that are passionate about apprenticeships and want to promote apprenticeships to bridge the skills gap. The network engage in a range of activities and events that promote and demonstrate how apprenticeships enable progression opportunities to both apprentices and employers.
Sponsoring: West Midlands Apprenticeship Ambassador Network Seminar

APM Training - National Citizen Service
NCS has been running since 2011 and now has nearly half a million graduates across the country! Summer 2019 is your son / daughter’s opportunity to get involved and really shape their future.
This is a once in a lifetime experience that your teenager will never forget. GCSE’s will be over and NCS is the perfect way to celebrate and learn new skills outside of the classroom. Best of all NCS is a government-funded programme and you will never contribute more than £50 for the entire 4 weeks! Find out more by either calling 0330 414 2504 or at www.ncsyes.co.uk
Sponsoring: Park and Ride Coaches
Call 07826 667862

SES Upholstery
Sponsoring: Furniture

X2Furniture
We are a consultancy based local commercial furniture and interiors business, offering a friendly one stop shop approach from single chairs, desks & storage items to complete turnkey refurbishment programmes. With a choice of ranges to suit most budgets, we offer a free no obligation consultation, where we will come and discuss your requirements and provide space planning and visuals of your proposed scheme.
We have over 30 years of experience in the industry and can offer the most cost effective solutions to any enquiry. We don’t generally work from brochures or catalogues, but we will work closely with you from conception to completion to help you achieve your goal.
The trademarks of our furniture products are Style, Comfort and Quality – supported by excellent customer service and a strong portfolio of trusted suppliers and sub-contractors.
Sponsoring: Furniture
Call 0121 355 1224

Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP
The Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) is a partnership of business, public sector and further and higher education. Its mission is to drive sustainable economic growth across the city-region, creating jobs and improving the quality of life for everyone. The GBSLEP area spans nine local authority areas: Birmingham, Solihull, East Staffordshire, Cannock Chase, Lichfield, Tamworth, Redditch, Bromsgrove and Wyre Forest. For more information about GBSLEP, please visit the website, subscribe to its newsletter or follow on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Sponsoring: Banners and Pens
Call 0121 303 4369

Cannock Chase District Council

Valyou Recruitment
Welcome to VALYOU - a specialist Construction and Engineering recruitment business, providing the most talented and highly skilled trades people, freelance & permanent professional staff to the UK Construction Industry. We have a proven track record of undertaking National Recruitment Campaigns and our loyal client base has enabled us to develop an extensive database of professional people with the right attitude, skills and work ethics.
We are based at Chase Terrace Technology College as an on-site employer, working closely with CTTC to offer work experience opportunities to their students and actively promote Apprenticeships within the Construction and Engineering sectors throughout Staffordshire and beyond
Sponsoring: Speaker
Call 01543 677244

Crusade Travel
A leading supplier to schools & colleges providing high quality, safe & reliable coach services for over 35 years.
A fleet of modern vehicles from 15 to 57 seaters, including executive coaches with dvd/video, toilets, drinks facilities, tables, reclining seats & air conditioning, all fully seat belted Our drivers conduct a full walk around safety check daily on every vehicle and our fleet undergo an independent full safety inspection every 5 weeks.
Our vehicles are driven by experienced, responsible drivers sourced within the area all of whom have excellent passenger and transport network skills. All our office staff are enhanced D.B.S. certified, have been safeguard trained & hold D.Q.C. Qualifications. All vehicles use telematics, we know exactly where they are at any given time.
All of our vehicles use telematics - so that we know exactly where they are at any given time We can arrange vehicles for all excursions, or term by term timetables. Contact our office for a fast, friendly and competitive quotation
Sponsoring: Park and Ride Coaches

Performance Through People
Performance Through People have been providing high quality training to companies throughout the Midlands for over 40 years. We have a strong track record of working with employers across a range of industries. We offer a wide range of services which include: Apprenticeships, Search and Select service, Traineeships, Health & Safety Advisory service, Support for Schools, Management & Leadership, Engineering, IT, Essential Business Skills, Sales and Customer Service courses. Our highly qualified team can deliver a wide range of courses and can create bespoke packages tailored to individual businesses’ needs, to be delivered at the workplace or in one of our training centres.
Sponsoring: Supporting The Expo
Call 01543 460050

Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce provides a range of opportunities designed to help businesses to promote themselves, extend their networks and ultimately gain more business. Born from a desire for businesses to meet and trade together, the chambers aims to support businesses to start, grow and succeed.
Building on this strong foundation, the chambers can help businesses of all sizes and can support in many areas such as starting up a business, finance, marketing and much, much more.
With a friendly and approachable team, the chambers has developed a reputation for being a bold, trusted, ethical, responsive organisation that strives for excellence.
Sara Williams, Chief Executive of Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, said: “It is vitally important for educators and employers to work closely together to help support talent in the local area. The impact that these working relationships have on skills and our future leaders will help to generate positive working environments, clear objectives and great potential for individuals.”
Sponsoring: A park and Ride Coach

Wagstaff - a Careers Company
Careers Coaching: At any time in your life, you may need a careers coach – to ignite inspiration at school age, if you’re at a career’s crossroads, in a job that doesn’t excite you, or facing redundancy. We offer 121 sessions, interview coaching, CV writing and industry expertise.
Recruitment: UK & Europe. Specialising in Engineering, Manufacturing & Automation sectors. Various roles including Maintenance Engineers, Design Engineers, Production Managers, Quality, Health & Safety and HR. Permanent and interim.
Consultancy: People look at us rather oddly when it comes to this service as the core of it is to teach clients how to recruit themselves! But it makes sense. We share our knowledge - build a recruitment strategy with you so you don’t need to spend money with recruitment agencies for every vacancy you have. We also offer hiring managers interview workshops.
Sponsoring: Refreshments