Councils team up to support local businesses

Communities / Sun 26th Oct 2014 at 04:16pm

HARLOW Council has teamed up with Essex County Council as part of their Access to Business Finance Roadshows, to offer an event aimed at Harlow businesses to find out about the range of options available to access both business finance and support.

Organised in partnership with Essex County Council’s Essex Innovation Programme and leading on from Global Entrepreneurship Week, the roadshow will be taking place on Thursday 27 November 2014 in the Main Hall at Latton Bush Centre between 10am and 2pm, and is open to all businesses and entrepreneurs. Exhibitors will include a range of organisations and agencies that can support businesses access finance for growth, training and development as well as wider business support including mentoring, business planning and development.

Cllr Tony Durcan, Harlow Council Portfolio Holder for Regeneration and Enterprise, said: “It is an extremely important time for businesses with the economy showing signs of improvement, but many businesses are still unsure whether it is the right time to grow. This event will be an opportunity for Harlow businesses to find out about the support that is available to help them sustain and grow.”

The aim of the free roadshow is to engage with businesses to understand their funding needs, give an overview of the funding and support that is available and introduce businesses to partners and organisations who can offer further assistance and advice.

Cllr Kevin Bentley, Essex County Council Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, said: “There are millions of pounds of funding available out there, but it’s sometimes difficult knowing how to get a share of it. These workshops have proved extremely helpful in the past to businesses in Essex, and I hope this autumn series will result in a new tranche of funding for businesses in the county.”

To register to attend the event please visit: www.investessex.co.uk/events/access-to-finance-roadshow-harlow/

Businesses will be able to drop-in anytime between 10am and 2pm.

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