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Meet, eat and greet at ninth Business Breakfast event

IMG_0374Businesses in the Blaby District and Leicestershire are being invited to a free breakfast meeting next month to share ideas for boosting the local economy.

The networking event will be the ninth that the council has run over the last two years, with business news from Blaby District Council and partner organisations.

The Business Breakfast event will be held on Tuesday 1 March 2016 at the Hilton Hotel, Junction 21 Approach, Leicester LE19 1WQ.

Beginning at 7:45am with a free breakfast on arrival, representatives from the council will present the latest business news.

There will also be a presentation on cyber crime, and how businesses can best protect themselves against one of the biggest new threats to business.

The ever-popular speed networking session will also take place, giving businesses the chance to get to know other organisations quickly.

Councillor Tony Greenwood, portfolio holder for Planning and Economic Development at Blaby District Council, said:

“We’re proud to offer the business breakfast and showcase the support available from the council and partner organisations to help local businesses achieve strong growth.

“The fact this is our ninth event emphasises that these are excellent networking opportunities, with businesses telling us how valuable attending has been.”

Places are limited so businesses/Individuals are being urged to book early by contacting A.k Khan, Planning Policy and Economic Development Officer, on 0116 272 7765, or email economic.development@blaby.gov.uk.

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

Rise and shine with business breakfast event

council-officesLocal businesses are invited to attend a free breakfast meeting in September to share ideas for boosting the local economy, and hear about the latest funding opportunities and business news from Blaby District Council and partner organisations.

Blaby District Council is hosting the “Blaby District Means Business” event on Tuesday 30 September at its main offices on Desford Road in Narborough.

The meeting starts at 7.30am with the promise of a free tasty breakfast on arrival followed by a brief speaker programme with topics on funding for local small to medium sized firms, free social media programme from PERA Training to help grow your business plus an update on local support from the Federation of Small Business.

Councillor Tony Greenwood, portfolio holder for Planning, Economic Development and Housing Strategy at Blaby District Council, said:

“The Council is running these events for the benefit of local businesses. A range of government grants are available to help create jobs and generate growth. The timeframe for applying is running out and we want Blaby businesses to benefit before the window closes in March 2015.

“Small to medium sized enterprises are encouraged to attend to hear how to access these grants as well as discover the wider range of support which is available.”

The programme includes speakers from PERA Training and the Federation of Small Business, plus the chance to network with local business people.

Places are limited so interested parties should book early to reserve their place by contacting Tom McGowan, Economic Development Officer at Blaby District Council on 0116 272 7765 or email economic.development@blaby.gov.uk