2015 logoMonday 2nd June 2015 sees the launch of the Dragon's Apprentice Challenge for 2014/15.  Schools, charities and businesses are invited to apply to take part in this year's challenge. 

Last year nearly 50 schools across the whole of Hertfordshire took part and raised over £83,500 for local charities or community organisations and is a fantastic way to engage pupils from Year 12 with the business world.

If you would like to take part - or just to find out more - please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Good adviceOur first ever Connect Dacorum networking lunch in Berkhamsted is being held at the Berkhamsted Town Hall on Friday 27th June at a slightly later time than usual (1pm for a  1.15pm start) and our special guest will be David Gauke MP, the MP for Berkhamsted.  The topic is "Giving Technical Advice"

We also have great presentations lined up from:

     Shashi Gorsia - Sumner and Tabor Solicitors

     John O'Sullivan - Ten2Two

     Richard Foan - ABC (Audit Bureau of Circulations)

 

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volunteeringConnect Dacorum's next networking lunch will be held on Wednesday 23rd April 2014 at Haven House, 389 London Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 9AB from 11.30am to 2.00pm.  The topic will be on Volunteering.

If you would like to come along to network and listen to our inspiring speakers, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

march 14 front pageIn this issue:

  • Farewell to Jeoff.
  • February's networking lunch. 
  • Dragons Apprentice Challenge 2013/14.
  • New members, and of course our good deeds.

Dragon-KL schoolThe end of March saw the final of the Dacorum Dragons Apprentice Challenge for 20134/14.  Ten teams finished the challenge and raised over £11,000 in total for their charities. 

The awards ceremony was held at Shendish Manor Hotel and was attended by the Deputy Mayor of Dacorum Cllr Alan Lawson, teams, school representatives, parents, friends, charities and business Dragons.

All the teams were invited on stage to present their cheques to their charities and were applauded by all.  Six teams were invited to do a 5 minute presentation to the audience and all did very professional presentations.  The Super Dragons (judges) then went to deliberate before the Deputy Mayor of Dacorum presented the prizes for the awards.

  • Most Money Earned - Kings Langley School
  • Most Innovative Product/Service or Business Idea - Ashlyns School
  • Best Example of Close Co-operation with your Charity - Adeyfield School
  • Best Poster Display Panel - Hemel Hempstead School
  • Individual Achievement - Chloe Staines from Astley Cooper School
  • Overall winner - Kings Langley School

Prizes were generously donated by The Snow Centre, Dacorum Talking Newspaper, Shendish Manor Hotel, The Professionalism Group, Costa Coffee and Radio Dacorum.  The trophies were generously donated by Hemel Trophies and Jewellers.