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Local Businesses invited to Chatteris event

A series of free, informative networking sessions are being organised in Fenland. The first will take place in Chatteris on April 25.

South Fens Meeting Room

The events aim to help local companies grow, overcome challenges and get to know their business neighbours.

Organised by Fenland District Council, Fenland for Business and Opportunity Peterborough, the first event will take place on the morning of 25 April at the South Fens Business Centre in Chatteris.

Attendees will be able to network informally with local businesses. There will be also expert talks from Barclays and Signpost2grow.

Barclays will be discussing the European timeline and what to expect. They will also give advice on how businesses can succeed in the current economic climate, as well as finance and exports and how they can help.

And Signpost2grow, a not-for-profit business support service, will provide further information on grants and alternative funding options for businesses. 

Going forward, the sessions will tackle the different challenges and opportunities faced by local businesses. They will be held bi-monthly in Chatteris. 

Fenland District Council, Fenland for Business and Opportunity Peterborough are confident of the series' popularity. They have already established popular, free networking events that run every 4 weeks in Wisbech (in partnership for Link4Growth, a not-for-profit organisation). These events will continue to run as normal, separately to this new series. 

Peter Richardson, Inward Investment Manager for Fenland District Council said, "The success of networking events in Wisbech has shown there's huge appetite for collaboration in Fenland. What we want to do now is provide more tailored support to help local businesses grow. Throughout the series we'll be tackling some of the historic and emerging challenges facing Fenland businesses; from sourcing digital talent through to customer acquisition and marketing. By combining expert speakers, quality support and informal networking, we hope that businesses will find it easier to work together to tackle common issues and find cost-effective solutions to any growth barriers."

Alongside networking, attendees will also be able to discuss any business challenges and opportunities with representatives from Fenland District Council. 

The event will take place on Tuesday 25 April (10.30am-12.00pm) at the South Fens Business Centre in Chatteris, with the talks beginning at 10.30am. 

Attendance is free, but delegates are encouraged to register on Fenland for Business ahead of the event. The website also offers dedicated support for new entrepreneurs looking to start a business, help existing local firms to grow and attract new investors into the district.

For more details, please contact either:

  • Peter Richardson on 01733 317417 or email prichardson@fenland.gov.uk
  • Kathryn Pollington on 01354 22506 or email kpollington@fenland.gov.uk

Article added 13 April, 2017