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Traders and entrepreneurs invited to Spring Business Summit

Date Published: 17 January 2019
Business Summit

Business owners and local traders across Rutland are being invited to attend the County’s Spring Business Summit at Greetham Valley on Friday 8 February 2019.

The first of two summits planned for this year, Rutland County Council is inviting representatives from local businesses to come together and discuss current and future trends affecting the local, regional and national economy. 

This year’s Spring Business Summit will be a joint event co-hosted with the Federation of Small Businesses, with guest speakers and specialist subjects including: 

  • Michael Weedon, FSB National Retail Policy ChairThe Future of Retail and High Streets
  • Clare Elsby, Elsby & Co AccountantsStreamlining Business with The Cloud, Apps & Other Digital Technology
  • Jenny Cross, Cross Productions PRConnecting with Customers Through Social Media
  • Stephen Fraser, Director of Smithers PurslowRecruiting & Retaining Excellent Staff 

The free event takes place at Greetham Valley Hotel on Friday 8 February 2019 and runs from 8.00-11.30am.

As well as hearing from special guest speakers, there will be networking opportunities for businesses who attend, along with refreshments served throughout the morning.

Afterwards, businesses will have the opportunity to comment on proposals included within Rutland County Council’s draft budget for 2019/20.

“As someone who has owned and operated a business in Rutland for more than 20 years, I look forward to this event because it gives businesses a chance to have a free and frank discussion about the key issues affecting our local economy. It’s a great opportunity to hear from experts in a number different fields and to draw on their experience, as well as the experience of others in the room, to find new ways of working. This might be how to make the most of new technology, how to reach out to customers in a new way or identifying emerging issues that we, as a business community, need to prepare for. I hope as many businesses as possible will be able to join us for what will be an interesting and productive morning.” 
Oliver Hemsley, Leader of Rutland County Council

Anyone wanting to attend the Spring Business Summit can find out more and register online through Eventbrite

For more information, please call: 01572 490 910 or email: economicdevelopment@rutland.gov.uk.

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