Theo Paphitis gets businesses involved with The Skills Show

Posted on 7 Aug 2013

The Skills Show patron Theo Paphitis is urging UK businesses to get involved with the UK's biggest skills and career event.

The three day event will take place at the NEC in Birmningham from the 14-16 November with Mr Paphitis in attendance.

The Skills Show offers visitors opportunities in vocational training, education and skills with a focus on providing personal experiences to excite and involve young people about a new career.

Mr Paphitis remains as committed as ever to improving skill levels across the UK in his second year as patron of The Skills Show.

“I am passionate about improving skills levels across the UK,” says Mr Paphitis, “not least because our economy needs a skilled workforce to ensure we can be competitive and continue to develop and expand.  Business needs to attract the very best talent in order to succeed, and The Skills Show is a great way for organisations to showcase the opportunities which are available to young people as they enter the world of work.”

During The Skills Show, visitors will have the opportunity to Have a Go at “bite sized” experiences in a wide range of skills, as well as learning more about careers and training opportunities from both exhibitors and independent careers advisors on site.

Live performances, interactive demonstrations and exhibitions by groups of students from across the UK will bring skills to life for visitors, while the cream of British talent will be in action in a wide range of national skills competition finals.

Ross Maloney, chief executive of The Skills Show, said:

“We are delighted that Theo has agreed to act as our Patron once more, as he is a leading example of what can be achieved using skills gained through work-based learning.  His energy and enthusiasm are infectious, and he inspires young people to learn more about training, career choices and apprenticeships as they make the important next step.”