Careers Events

Careers events The new school term means more focus on education and crucially equipping young people with the skills to get a job.  The Red Potato team are already working with several business partners who wish to run careers events.  The events will be very different.  Each event is aimed at a different section of … Continued

Business Start-up training & people who are HIV Positive

Time for me to Shine workshops & HIV Positive Red Potato are really pleased to be working with our HertsAid friends to deliver part of the “Time for me to shine” programme.  “Time for me to shine” comprises of five employability workshops that will be held in September and October 2016. The workshops are aimed at HIV … Continued

East & North Herts NHS Trust AGM & Schools

East & North Herts NHS Trust AGM & Schools Well done to all the schools who participated in the East & North Herts NHS Trust AGM! Red Potato worked with teams from local schools to help them prepare their “pitch”.  The NHS staff and many local health agencies were attending the Annual General Meeting (AGM) which … Continued

Getting lasered – all part of the job!

The Letchworth Clinic Video Shoot Great to meet Graeme Riddle and the team at the Letchworth Clinic today!   We were made really welcome and got to know more about the range of services that are provided by the Clinic.  This is a report on the big day: The Letchworth Clinic Video Shoot! Laser Close up We … Continued

#BAME Business Bootcamp in Stevenage

Onwards to Stevenage! Hot on the heels of the “Business Bootcamp” last month at the Pomegranate Centre, Welwyn Garden City, comes the Stevenage Business Bootcamp! We will be delivering two training sessions for future Stevenage entrepreneurs from the Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority communities (BAME). Why a BAME Business Bootcamp? The two sessions will equip … Continued

How many different careers does the NHS offer?

The NHS offers a surprising number of different careers for ambitious young people, not just Doctors and Nurses. Red Potato have been working with East & North Herts NHS Trust for the last year on several different initiatives to help young people understand more about the range of services provided at local hospitals and also … Continued

A message to all Welwyn Hatfield Dragons Apprentice Teams…

“Don’t be a stranger.  Stay in touch, keep the network going” How many times do we hear people say things like “keep up your networking, because it will pay dividends eventually”. We start with good intentions to remain in touch, keep the contact going but we get distracted, events happen and then it becomes a … Continued

Business Start-Up Training comes to Welwyn Garden City

Business Bootcamps come to Welwyn Garden City! Yes, the Red Potato Business Bootcamps are coming to Welwyn Garden City! We are looking forward to working with Circle Housing, the Welwyn Hatfield Community Housing Trust and Welwyn Garden City Children’s Centres. The aim of the project is to deliver a series of business start-up training sessions, so … Continued

Welwyn Hatfield Super Dragons in action!

Behind the Scenes with the Super Dragons… It wasn’t easier, but we did it!  Due to our high level connections, we were able to smuggle a camera into the Super Dragons lair.  The time-lapse video shows the judges in action as they assess the teams’ business plans. Most of all, it was a fascinating insight … Continued

Business owners: do you remember what it was like to be 16?

No, we don’t remember either! But it certainly wasn’t an easy time; so huge congratulations to the young people who ventured into the Dragons lair last week to present their business plans. Success, Failure and Experience The teams came to tell the story of how they succeeded, failed and learnt from experience, during the 2016 … Continued