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Beanstalk Global - Max MacGillivray EPISODE 42, 3rd June 2021
Women In Food & Farming -June Broadcast with Guest Speaker Clare Keegan of Harper Adams University
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Women In Food & Farming -June Broadcast with Guest Speaker Clare Keegan of Harper Adams University

In our June Broadcast, we have the great pleasure of Clare Keegan, Business Development Manager at Harper Adams University joining us to discuss Degree Level Apprentices – the Benefits & Challenges for Participants & Employers.

Clare's role is aimed at managing collaborative and commercial relationships, strengthening Harper Adams University’s links and opportunities with regional, national and international businesses and other activities to support the growth and increase the diversity of students and apprentices.

She has previously developed projects in knowledge exchange and enterprise, including Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), Growth Fund and Innovate UK. She networks with Partners across the West Midlands and national business/skills committees, LEPs, Chambers of Commerce and subject specific organisations and represents Food and Drink and Agri-Tech on the Telford Business Board. She contributes to bids for additional funds related to business and enterprise development such as the Catalyst Fund, Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF), European Social Investment Fund (ESIF) and the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Regional Growth fund. She has written many enterprise and innovation award nominations for Business including the Queens Awards.

She is currently working on a new Benchmarking Project to benchmark productivity for companies who employ apprentices. And as a member of the West Midlands Apprentice Ambassadors Network she assist organisations who want to know more about Apprenticeships.