Key Bolton business figures Phil Foster and David Ingram will speak at our breakfast event focused on the digital scene and the importance of apprenticeships in the town.

Foster is MD and founder of energy comparison site Love Energy Savings, which was named as one of the best small- and medium-sized companies to work for at last year’s SME Awards.

The company has experienced exponential growth since receiving £4.5million from NVM Private Equity in 2015.

Ingram is founder and CEO of digital agency Bring Digital, which handles the digital presence of more than 50 brands across a range of industries including Ann Summers, DW Fitness Clubs and Wynsors.

Sign up for the free-to-attend event, which will take place on the morning of Wednesday 17 May, now.

David Ingram

David Ingram

BusinessCloud has teamed up with the University Of Bolton, Bolton Council, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and a number of leading businesses across the borough to find out how Bolton has embraced the digital revolution.

Join the discussion on Twitter at #digitalbolton.

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The North West town that was one of the founding fathers of the industrial revolution has undergone major regeneration in recent years.

The building of the Middlebrook Retail Park was followed by the construction of the £34m Bolton One project and major improvements to the University of Bolton and Bolton Transport Interchange. Developments at Market Place, Logistics North and Rivington Chase have also shone a spotlight on Bolton.

But amid talk of a tech skills gap in the UK, what can Bolton do to prevent the brain drain to nearby Manchester?

Our panel of experts will also discuss the role that apprentices can play.

BELOW: Flick through the Q1 2017 edition of BusinessCloud's interactive digital magazine

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