Business Buddies a new initiative based in the Gatwick Diamond area of West Sussex. The project, supported by West Sussex County council, uses fresh approaches in supporting young people with autism or learning disabilities into paid employment.

At its heart is the desire to match up these young people with local businesses as early as possible in their journeys through formal education so that,
when they leave school or college, they can get jobs that make the most of their skills and abilities and pay them a wage.

Business Buddies works, in the main, with students at Manor Green College in Crawley. Some will be in their last year; others will still have one, two or even three years to go.

Could you or your company be a Business Buddy?

You could support us with one, two, three or all four of what follows:

1) Inspiration Days, 2) mentoring, 3) work experience placements, 4) paid work.

This PDF explains in more detail about how Business Buddies works but if you would like the same information in a user-friendly brochure please get in touch with us and we will drop you one in the post.

You can also watch a video by clicking this link. It's five and a half minutes long and, we guarantee, will brighten up your day! Please share it on social media and help spread the word.