BUSINESS people from across west Essex are invited to a business breakfast on Tuesday, April 24, to mark the launch of the Essex Learning and Skills Council.

The breakfast is from 8am to 9.15am at the Swallow Churchgate hotel in Harlow and is one of five events across Essex during April.

Essex Learning and Skills Council chairman Michael Malone-Lee said: "One of the priority areas for the council is matching learning more closely to the skills needed by local employers.

"This is an opportunity for business people to find out about the new council and have a say in influencing the new agenda for learning and skills in Essex."

The body replaces the Further Education Funding Council and the Essex Training and Enterprise Council and is based at Redwing House, Chelmsford.

For an invitation to the breakfast, ring Stephanie Monk on 01245 450123.