East Riding College is welcoming back ex-student Peter Sidwell as he returns to Beverley to open the Beverley Food Festival as its special guest.
Pocklington-born Peter, who studied at the College when it was still Beverley College, is now a TV chef and presenter of the Channel 4 cookery show Lakes on a Plate. He is also well known as the author of the Simply Good Food range of cookbooks and runs a restaurant and cookery school in the Lake District.
When Beverley Town Council organised the first Food Festival in 2006, little did they know it would go on to be an annual success enjoyed by thousands of residents and visitors alike.
The original idea was to bring a few producers from Beverley’s rural hinterland into the town centre to help celebrate local food, so on a crisp Sunday morning in 2006, thirty-five producers set up their stalls along with a small Food Theatre, in what proved to be a big success for the Town Council – one that has grown stronger year on year.
The UK’s first double-decker inflatable theme park has opened at Beverley’s Flemingate centre, marking a major milestone in the development of East Yorkshire’s fastest-growing retail and leisure destination.
The opening of Inflata Nation means Flemingate is now 95% let, with footfall continuing to grow strongly.
East Riding College and East Riding of Yorkshire Council have collaborated with local employers to develop a new civil engineering course.
Organisations have identified a gap in local provision of higher-level HNC qualifications in construction and civil engineering. Nationally, there is a shortage of workers in construction and civil engineering qualified at higher levels.
Local MP, Graham Stuart, says Beverley and Holderness businesses are leading the way by giving young people excellent opportunities through apprenticeships and supported vocational courses.
Graham visited Local Transport Projects (LTP), a Beverley-based highways engineering and design firm, to raise awareness for National Apprenticeship Week 2018 and congratulate the local firm on its recent growth.