Orangebox Training Solutions has cemented their place in this summer’s Tall Ships Races Hartlepool 2023 extravaganza at Hartlepool Marina by signing up to be a Business Community Partner of the Hartlepool hosted event from July 6-9.
The nationwide training provider, which also delivers management courses overseas, will have a stall within the main arena highlighting how it can help people develop and to get jobs.
Members of the Orangebox team will be on hand to promote its range of training activities and provide information and advice to job seekers and their families.
Michael Glenn, Orangebox’s Director of Development and Innovation, said: “We are delighted to partner with Hartlepool Borough Council and be part of something really special for the town.
“The previous Tall Ships event is still spoken about as something that brought people together and showcased Hartlepool in a positive light to the many thousands of visitors.
“For Orangebox to be able to play a part this time round is brilliant and staff are excited to be involved.
“Across the main festival times we’ll be out and about in the crowds to share what we are doing to train and develop local people and offering opportunities for more learners to benefit from Orangebox’s range of different programmes.”
Orangebox celebrated its seventh birthday earlier this year and it has expanded into one of Hartlepool’s key employers since CEO Simon Corbett first set up the business in 2016.
Despite the fact Orangebox wasn’t around when the races last came to town 13 years ago, many of its current staff attended and took part in activities, and are looking forward to supporting it once more.
Bev Bearne, Hartlepool Borough Council’s Assistant Director (Development & Growth), said: “We’re delighted to see Orangebox flourishing in Hartlepool and even more delighted to welcome them as a Business Community Partner for Tall Ships Hartlepool 2023.
“It’s great that they will also have a stall in the main arena so that people will be able to meet them and find out more about the wide range of training activities they offer.
“The Orangebox team are as excited as we are about giving a real Hartlepool warm welcome to visitors to the event and we’re so pleased to have them on board as part of our goal to involve as many local businesses as possible.
“The Tall Ships event will see the host port of Hartlepool celebrate with music stages, world food markets, fireworks and more, including a fantastic Crew Parade.
The Tall Ships Races are being billed as one of the biggest free events to be held in the UK this year, and two major music acts have been announced.
Along with the ships, the event will feature four days of live music, with indie rock band Maximo Park headlining on Friday and acclaimed reggae band The Wailers on Saturday. There is also a list of high quality local musicians scheduled to perform.