Welcome to Bridge 2 Business for Ashburn, United StatesChange Your Location

Building, Your Own Business

  • Karen Henderson of Elletrician, Ian Maclean of ICM Electrical, Matt Stevenson of Carbonlite Design & Build, Liz McIntyre of CITB
  • Hosted by Inverness College UHI
  • Student Groups attended - MA in Carpentry & Joinery, MA in Painting and Decorating, MA In Brickwork, Carpentry & Joinery, NPA Construction (General), General Construction Maintenance, Plumbing, Pre-Apprentice Electrical Installation/Renewables (Inverness)

For our final session, we were joined by a panel of different business owners/senior employees made up of Karen Henderson of Elletrician, Ian Maclean of ICM Electrical, Matt Stevenson of Carbonlite Design & Build and Liz McIntyre of CITB.

The panel gave the students an insight into the realities of starting and running a business along with the employability skills required in today's built environment. The event finished with a student offered an employment opportunity with one of the panel members.

When asked what inspired students, responses included:

"I enjoyed this event and am passionate to learn more." - Carpentry and Joinery student.

"It changed my frame of mind completely just by them telling how to have a desire and be responsible for your own business." - Modern Apprentice in Brickwork student.

"Good to know they started just like anyone else and hard work pays off." - Pre-Apprentice Electrical Installation student.

"You could start a business with barely anything as long as you put 100% in. You can be successful." - General Construction Maintenance student.