The reaction from local businesses to my ‘100 apprenticeships in a 100 days’ campaign has been immense and I am thrilled to announce that we more than hit our target, ending up with 108 apprenticeships pledged for. This is a fantastic response from local businesses who have committed to helping the next generation acquire the skills they need to succeed. I am delighted that firms of all sizes from across many different industries made pledges, including: – First Community Health (Caterham) – Tandridge District Council (Oxted) – Elements Hair Salon (Oxted) – Wolf House Care Home (Limpsfield) – Igence Software (Lingfield) – Ann Summers HQ (Caterham) – nTrust Systems (Redhill) – Ferritos coffee shop – pictured (Horley) This is an ongoing campaign, and just one aspect of what I am doing to support local businesses and provide opportunities for young people. I would encourage anyone interested in finding out more about the campaign and how an apprentice can benefit your organisation to get in touch by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A huge thank you to all the businesses that have taken part so far.