Date Published: 12 February 2019
More than 50 representatives from some of Rutland’s leading businesses gathered in Greetham last week to meet and discuss future trends affecting our local, regional and national economy.
Rutland’s Spring Business Summit was organised by Rutland County Council, together with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), and is one of the county’s largest annual business networking events.
The first of two summits planned for this year, the event was attended by more than 50 local businesses, traders and entrepreneurs and took place at Greetham Valley Hotel on Friday 8 February.
“As someone who’s owned and operated a business in Rutland for more than 30 years, it was fantastic to see so many local businesses come together to discuss the latest trends and key issues affecting our local economy. I’d like to thank all the guests who attended, our expert speakers and the FSB. The summit was a great opportunity to draw on their collective experience and think about new ways of working. We’ve had some tremendous feedback and I hope businesses and the local economy will benefit as a result.”
Council Leader Oliver Hemsley
Guest speakers at the event, covered a wide range of specials topics including the future of retail and high streets, streamlining businesses through cloud computing technology, connecting with customers through social media, and recruiting and retaining staff.
As well as hearing from special guest speakers, businesses had the opportunity to network and discuss proposals included in Rutland County Council’s latest draft budget.
Rutland County Council offers year-round support to local businesses of all sizes through its Economic Development team. The team provides information and advice about grant funding, training and networking opportunities.
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