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Westoaks Builders are delighted to become one of 10 successful businesses to be accepted on to the South East Consortium’s Framework for cyclical decorations.

The SEC work closely with their member housing associations and local authorities to aid in the procurement of their building works. ‘This opportunity is something we have been working towards for some time now and are extremely proud of our team for the tremendous efforts they have put in to get us here.’

Westoaks also attended an event called the Creative Cafe, put together by Culture Shift in partnership with Talent Match, Tomorrow’s People, The Prince’s Trust and the Employer and Skills Management.

The aim of the Creative Cafe is for 16-24 year olds to meet with local employers from Hastings, in an informal setting and give them a chance to find out a little more about what each business does, what different job opportunities there could be for them and help to show them the wide variety of potential career options out there that they may not have previously realised before.

‘It was a truly inspiring day! We met with so many wonderful young people and found it a pleasure to help give them some guidance. We wish each of them the very best for the future!’


Are you a creative professional keen to share some of your insights with young people and inspire the next generation? The Creative Cafe, jointly developed by Culture Shift and Young Enterprise and hosted by the De La Warr Pavilion would like to hear from you.

The Creative Cafe  is aimed at young people 14-16, this Cafe throws a spotlight on creative enterprise. Creative Cafés – are

The De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill on sea

The De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill on sea is hosting the Creative Cafe.

informal and lively networking events for creative industry professionals, young people and educators. They are facilitated by an expert and allow for maximum creative communication between all participants. Up to 75 young people from schools in Hastings, Bexhill on Sea and Eastbourne are due to attend.

What kind of Creative professionals are they looking for?

They are looking for a number of professionals willing to give up a half day to meet young people and talk about their careers, their passions and their business. Ideally they are looking for people working in design, digital media, visual arts, photography, film, craft and making, performance, music industry, live events, marketing and promotion.

Previous experience of working with young people is not essential, just a passion for your business or profession, a willingness to share your expertise and insight into making a living as a creative professional.

The Creative Cafe provides the morning programme of a full day event designed to inform and inspire young people about what it takes to develop a creative enterprise.

If you are interested in taking part, or want to find out more about the Creative Cafe then please contact Catherine Orbach at Culture Shift on 07796 306995 or email here here.