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Thames Water visits Launchpad 135 to talk careers

At Launchpad 135, our clients attend weekly job shop sessions to build their confidence, learn new skills and hear about the range of jobs available – and last week they were joined by Tom from local water services company, Thames Water, who talked about his career journey and facilitated a lively question and answer session.

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Local artist uses her talent for good

Launchpad supporter, Liz Real, is a well-known Reading artist and over the last two years has been using her talent to raise vital funds for Launchpad – most recently exhibiting her work at the Geo Café in Caversham and donating 10% of the sales to us.

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Join Launchpad’s egg-citing Pancake Race!

Wherever you work in Reading, join Launchpad’s Pancake Race! Put a hard-to-beat team of colleagues together, get egg-cercising, and prepare to batter it out against other local businesses for the adoration of Reading, flipping great prizes and the coveted frying pan trophy.

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Sean Sutcliffe announced as Launchpad’s new chair

Launchpad has announced the appointment of Sean Sutcliffe as its new chair of trustees. Sean, who has been a trustee at Launchpad for seven years, pledges to bring his experience in leadership for growing businesses to the role, and aims to continue developing Launchpad’s services and reaching more people in need.

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The return of Launchpad carols!

Launchpad were delighted to see nearly 700 people join us on December 8 for our 13th annual Christmas celebration – when this year we partnered with Reading UK and Abbey Quarter BID to present Twilight Trail & Carols at the Abbey!

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