Themis, the award-winning professional business training and Apprenticeship arm of Burnley College, is to host its first Open for Business event this month, giving employers across the region the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge in a range of topics vital for business success.

The event, which is open to employers large and small in a diverse range of industries, will give delegates the chance to take part in training delivered by industry experts in key areas which will lead to business growth; an engaged and motivated workforce and working practices which can boost productivity.

Open for Business

Location: Themis at Burnley College, Princess Way, Burnley BB12 0AN

Date and time: Thursday, 27 February, 9.30am-3pm

Tickets:  £175

Delegates will be able to choose four of the following workshops and seminars on the day:

  • Google Analytics
  • Mindfulness in the Workplace and for Personal Use
  • Positive Deviance
  • Manslaughter and Vicarious Liability
  • Safeguarding in the Workplace
  • Continuous Business Improvement (LEAN manufacturing).

Paul Sharples, Business Solutions Manager at Themis, said:

“Open for Business is the ideal opportunity to take advantage of specialist training delivered by highly-skilled, people-focussed Themis trainers who can transform your business and give your workforce the very latest sector-specific skills and knowledge to make an impact.

“The event will also include a keynote speech on ‘The Myth of a Leadership Recipe’ from Will Shepherd, creator of Black Sheep Biz. Will has harnessed the power of ideas and the individual to create a successful management consultancy which has a global impact and has some insightful, innovative tips to share.”

Open for Business will also offer networking opportunities; breakfast and lunch; all course materials and ample free parking.

Are you ready to take the first step towards creating a dynamic forward-thinking workforce through industry-leading training? Book your ticket for Open for Business now via where you will also find more information on this unmissable event; email or call 01282 733005.



Photo: Paul Sharples, Business Solutions Manager, Themis at Burnley College


Notes to Editor

Themis is the Apprenticeship and business training division of Burnley College. It is one of the largest apprenticeship providers in Lancashire, with over 1200 apprentices working towards qualifications in over 50 industry areas.

Themis has implemented a tailored approach to apprenticeships and business training, providing greater flexibility in its programmes and expanding opportunities to help met the ever-changing demands of the workplace.

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