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Businesses invited to discuss Rutland’s local economy

Date Published: 23 January 2017
Rutland Business Summit

An invite to the Council’s annual summit for local business is being sent out across Rutland.

Each year Rutland County Council invites representatives from local businesses to discuss the future of our economy.

This year, the event will explore the impact that Brexit has had and will have on industries in the future. Keynote speakers include: 

  • Neil Darwin, CEO of Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership
  • Dr Graham Gudgin, Research Associate at the Centre For Business Research at the University of Cambridge and Senior Economic Advisor with Oxford Economics
  • Allie Renison, Head of Europe & Trade Policy at the Institute of Directors

They will be discussing the importance of businesses remaining steadfast and ambitious during a period of significant change. 

“I’m very interested to hear from local businesses of any changes to trade and production upon Britain’s decision to leave the EU. It’s a challenging time for many but it all depends on what politicians, businesses and consumers do after Brexit, rather than what we forecast. The summit will allow us to understand what support businesses require from local government and what questions have yet to be answered.  It’s also a great networking opportunity as Rutland is home to a wide variety of successful and highly innovative businesses.”
Councillor Oliver Hemsley, Portfolio Holder for Development

The Rutland Business Summit runs from 8.15am to 10.30am on Thursday 9th February and takes place at Greetham Valley Golf Club. 

Registration opens at 7.30am. The event ends with an open discussion encouraging local businesses to feedback key points to government. 

Afterwards, businesses have an opportunity to comment on the proposals in Rutland County Council’s draft budget for 2017/18, as part of a special consultation session at 10.55am.

Anyone not able to attend can keep up to date with what’s happening at the summit by following the hashtag #RutlandBizSummit on Twitter.

For more information about the Annual Business Summit or if you would like to attend, email: economicdevelopment@rutland.gov.uk

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