Apprentice star and award-winning businesswoman Karren Brady CBE was the VIP guest as West Midlands training provider eResponse Recruitment launched its new training academy network.
The West Ham United vice chairman was the guest speaker as eResponse officially unveiled its trio of training academies in Redditch, Worcester and Kidderminster.
Ms Brady delivered a 40-minute speech alongside eResponse’s managing director Paul Alekna in front of almost 200 guests at Worcester’s Sixways Stadium.
Guests, who were from across the region’s business community, were treated to a Champagne reception and buffet.
“It was fantastic to host Karren at the launch event as she is an inspiration to young people and business leaders. I am certain our training academy network will play a vital role in the region’s economy throughout 2014 and beyond,” said Paul Alekna.