Local businesses benefit from networking event

business breakfast sept 2014Over 50 businesses and partner organisations working in Blaby District attended a free breakfast meeting on Tuesday 30 September to share ideas for boosting the local economy, and hear about the latest funding opportunities and training incentives.

The meeting included a brief speaker programme with topics on: local and regional economic development news, funding programmes, the free social media training programme from PERA Training and an update on what the Federation of Small Businesses can do for local businesses.

There was also the opportunity to network with local businesses and partner organisations at the end of the event.

Councillor Tony Greenwood MBE, Portfolio Holder for Planning, Economic Development and Housing Strategy at Blaby District Council, said:

“This was the fourth event which we have hosted for the benefit of local businesses. They are an excellent opportunity to network and to discover what support is available from the Council and its partner organisations.

“We recognise that although the economy is improving, our local businesses can still benefit from support to enable them to achieve that next level of growth, so we encourage them to get in touch to find out more.”

The Council is developing a programme of business networking and information sharing events with the next one planned to run in January 2015.

Further details on funding and support for growing businesses is available from Carole Troake, principal economic development officer at Blaby District Council on 0116 272 7735 or email economicdevelopment@blaby.gov.uk

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