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Hertfordshire Business Awards 2015

No dud spuds here! Red Potato are finalists in two categories for the 2015 Hertfordshire Business Awards. It was announced this week, that Red Potato have been shortlisted for the “Commercial Business in the Community” AND the “Supporting Young People” awards! We’re incredibly excited and looking forward to meeting with the judges to discuss our…
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Countdown to WelHat Dragons Apprentice Challenge Launch

The preparations for the Welwyn Hatfield Dragons Apprentice are well under way.  Welwyn Hatfield Council have asked Red Potato to contact local businesses, charities and schools to discuss the project.  The project offers young people in Welwyn Hatfield the opportunity to experience the “ups and downs” of running a business – sales, forecasts, cash flow,…
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Three months with Red Potato – our Business Consultant on Business Bootcamp developments

  It has been three months so far and I am getting more familiar with the business ways of Red Potato. My most recent tasks have been involving developing online content for a distance-learning business boot-camp. I had to skim through series of books to extract content and decide on module aims and module outcomes.…
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Community engagement @ NHS AGM

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NHS Annual General Meeting welcomes young participants

Have your say and get involved with your local hospitals: Lister, QEII, Hertford County and Mount Vernon. A unique opportunity for young people to have their ideas recognised and start building a relationship with the 5th biggest employer in the world – NHS. Date & Time: Tuesday 14th July from 5pm to 8pm Venue: University of…
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2015/16 Dragons Apprentice Challenge

It was great to meet with colleagues to discuss how Dragons Apprentice Challenge is delivered in other parts of Hertfordshire.  Across Hertfordshire a huge amount – over £80000, has been raised for local charities which is magnificent! The Dragons Apprentice Challenge is a brilliant vehicle for bringing together young people and local businesses in a joint…
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Export Week

This week is Export Week.  The UK Trade and Investment website contains inspiring stories of organisations who have found success via exporting. At Red Potato, our first forays abroad gave lots of useful information, which we are now using to develop our export “offer”.  So early days, but hopefully we’ll have some good #export news…
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Why Paddington Bear is great for British business

The Paddington movie is a great Christmas treat for families.  From a business perspective, the film is also a brilliant advert for #London and sends a powerful message for businesses who wish to engage across the world. But how many small and medium size businesses are ready to trade globally? At a recent event we asked…
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#SkillsSummit ask employers: "How can you help?" This is what @_redpotato will do! @HertsLEP @hertscc @TChammings_JCP pic.twitter.com/zjHInQk8bu — Red Potato (@_redpotato) September 17, 2014

“If it is too good to be true…it probably is” International Trade Enquiries 101

On Christmas Eve, as England experienced unseasonal heavy rain and high winds, Red Potato received an enquiry from Pakistan to supply us with several containers of white potatoes.  The variety of potato? Santa.  Yep, you can’t make it up, someone on Christmas Eve, wanted to sell us white Santa potatoes! It may not have been…
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