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DVS Commercials supporting its local community

DVS Director Doug Clements has always been passionate about supporting the local community. Having found growing up in Melton difficult at times, he was determined to help provide opportunities for local young people. The Business Development Training Programme is aimed at giving young people the opportunity to develop business experience and widen their career options.

Business development training programme

DVS Commercials currently have three apprentices on our books. Each apprentice is being trained across many areas of the business, including; basic operations, customer service, marketing, sales and finance. Once the apprentices have ‘graduated’ from the programme, they will possess valuable skills, hands-on experience and a thorough understanding of the business.

To date, we’ve successfully mentored one individual through a three-year training scheme. Starting as a valeter on a customer service apprenticeship, he now doubles up as an advertising and sales executive – and has become Doug’s right hand man!

Melton Enterprise Challenge

The Melton Rotary Enterprise Group, of which Doug was a founder member, was formed in 2017. The group’s aim is to bring together the local business community to support new enterprises.

Last year, the Group launched a new event, the Melton Enterprise Challenge. It’s now in its second year, offering local entrepreneurs an opportunity to apply for start-up funding. The winning applicant receives a grant of up to £2,000 as well as 12 months free business support. The Challenge is now an annual event for residents – those who live in the borough, or who have lived in the borough within the last five years.

If you’d like to apply for the Challenge, click the button below for details:

View Challenge entry criteria

Community partnerships

In addition to supporting individuals to gain business skills, both DVS Directors Will and Doug are keen to support and work with the wider community and other industry partners.

To date, we’re working on developing relationships with Melton Brooksby College, Melton Learning Hub and John Ferneley College.

The Melton Learning Hub (MLH), of which Doug is now a director, is an alternative learning facility that offers young people who are disengaged from learning, a wide variety of exciting and practical courses including work experience at DVS!

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