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Southampton Business EXPO visitor wins signed Saints shirt and Southampton Football Club tour

John Mcmurray-Williams recently won a signed Southampton shirt and the chance to have a private backstage tour of Southampton Football club, including the home dressing room. John entered the competition after attending the Eastleigh College and St Mary’s Training Centre stand, who were running the competition, at Southampton Business EXPO at The Ageas Bowl.

Eastleigh College and St Mary’s Training Centre attended the event, to promote the new collaborative working model between the two organisations. When asked about the model, Belinda Moore, Eastleigh College’s Business Development Manager, explained:

“The collaborative model brings together elite sporting insights and apprenticeship expertise to offer a diverse set of training tactics that encourage high-performance thinking and career aligned learning. We believe in developing Apprentices who are well equipped and confident to make an impact in the workplace as ‘Corporate Athletes’.”

John Mcmurray-Williams, Business Development Director at Innovate Create, was joined by his stepson Ollie at Southampton Football Club, who was the happy recipient of the signed shirt. John enjoyed the EXPO event and commented: 

“I visited Southampton Business EXPO with my company due to the networking opportunities with suppliers for our business, but it was interesting to see other organisations and what they were offering. I think the opportunities provided by the St Mary's and Eastleigh College collaboration model are really exciting and EXPO is a brilliant platform to get what the partnerships offers.”

If you would like to know more about how we have collaborated with St Mary’s Training Centre to provide new diverse and innovative apprenticeships, please email