YOUNG PEOPLE The EBP is excited to extend its current work experience offer to Northamptonshire. As a social enterprise based

in Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire, the organisation provides programmes that develop the skills of young people. With a base in Northampton,

its regional delivery of National Citizen Service (NCS) has developed its strong relationships with local schools while recruiting young people. Relationship manager Nigel

Anderson said: “We’re excited to be extending our offer and service to the area. We are already beginning to work with independent schools and MATs so establishing a larger database of potential employers is our next step.” If your business is in a

position to support a young person through a placement, call 01604 379055 or email EBPWorkExperience@the-


Two Chamber members who are committed to helping people to transform the lives of others for the better have joined forces to work on an exciting new project that will benefit businesses of all shapes and sizes. Community Men2Men Buddying

Ltd (CM2M) was launched by director Chris Hill, a former carer, to prevent older men from becoming socially isolated and overcome loneliness, while Dyslexia Diagnostics, led by registered and chartered psychologist Nisha Tanna, helps people of all ages to unleash their potential through assessment, coaching and therapies. Chris and Nisha met through a

Chamber event and the two firms are now working on a joint venture on employee retention and wellbeing in the workplace. Chris said: “When we met it

quickly became clear there was a lot of common ground between us because we can both support organisations with employee


In 2016 two entrepreneurs from Northamptonshire had a vision of creating a digital display with a difference. After three years of designing and perfecting their vision, they were

finally ready to launch Swam Media. Swam Media handcrafts bespoke, sleek and unique digital signs at a

cost-effective rate. Director Robert White said: “In a

short space of time we have already had a number of our signs located in some of the busiest pubs, restaurants and shops in Northamptonshire. “Eventually these digital signs will

be displayed all around the country. “This year we also proudly

unveiled the Waferlight 410. “This is a new digital sign that is

light and portable, slim and stylish, small enough to transport and big enough to display your message. A digital sign for all industries. “After visiting many exhibitions,

we found many exhibitors were stuck with the standard pop up banner simply because digital signage is too expensive, heavy and awkward to transport and manoeuvre. The Waferlight 410 can be flat packed and at 13.7kg is no heavier than a lightweight trestle table. “So, whether you are exhibiting, conferencing, or a retailer the

possibilities are endless.” For a limited time Swam Media are offering Chamber members a 10% discount on the sale of The Waferlight 410.

Visit:, Email: Call: 01604 532144

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A talented florist who specialises in bespoke flowers has unveiled her new-look website and is busy working with fellow Chamber members. Ann Berkshire started Bloom in

Scents eight years ago and recently decided it was time to give her website a refresh. Her new-look site showcases stunning photos of her work as well as blogs and testimonials. Ann said: “I felt it was time to

relaunch my website because I have a much clearer idea of how I want to promote myself now than I did when I first started my business. My website is bespoke and everything you see on there is an illustration of my work. I offer a personal, bespoke service to my clients.”

Ann’s many clients include

fellow Chamber member The Rose Gallery in Northampton. “I’m delighted that Deborah

Davey at the gallery has asked me to provide several flower arrangements to complement their events,” said Ann. “The last event was for UK artist Mary Shaw, who visited the gallery for a live painting demonstration. I took inspiration from Mary’s painting and used a similar colour palette of whites and lilacs in my flower arrangement. I was very pleased to be able to collaborate with a fellow Chamber member. I love to work with local businesses and as a small business owner I truly believe we’re stronger together.”


Chris Hill

retention and wellbeing in the workplace. “For example, I can work with

businesses to identify and retain valuable employees who may need support with caring responsibilities of some nature at home. “Nisha can help businesses to

keep experienced people with health concerns at work by providing a range of psychological therapies.”

Nisha Tanna Nisha added: “We know that

businesses in Northamptonshire can find it difficult to recruit the right people. We want to help firms hang on to good people for longer by investing in their existing workforce.”

For further information contact Dyslexia Diagnostics on 07540 425411 or CM2M on 07840 584296.

Ann Berkshire and

Simon Elton-Thomson at The Rose Gallery

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