Two Alton-based organisations have joined forces.

James Wright of Fruitful Marketing and Leonie Jackson of Treloar’s will launch Alton Business Connections at an event at Treloar’s from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday. To buy tickets for £6, visit

As part of their digital skills for business class, some of the Treloar College students had the idea of auditing local shops, restaurants and businesses for accessibility.

They devised a scoring system to include a range of disabilities. Each premises is given an overall score, followed by an accessibility report, including any recommended improvements.

A group of Treloar’s students will be present at Thursday’s meeting and will be available to take audit reservations.