New Year: New Business

New Year: New Business

If you are looking to grow your business in 2018 and beyond, then we have two events just for you.  In partnership with D2N2 Growth Hub, we are running a couple of events to help you achieve business growth.  The first is targeted at continuous improvement in the manufacturing sector with a variety of expert speakers.  Meanwhile the other is a drop-in surgery with one-to-one support.  What’s more, both events are completely FREE of charge to attend.

Continuous Manufacturing improvement for Growth

This event takes place on Tuesday 23 January at the Summit Centre in Kirkby-in-Ashfield.  Running from 9-12:30, you will hear from a range of expert speakers about processes, tools and solutions to grow your manufacturing business.  The event will be opened by Martin Rigley MBE of Lindhurst Engineering.  In short, Martin will outline the manufacturing improvements that have helped transform his business.  In addition, the impressive line-up will include:

  • Fardad Amirsaeedi of Invest Ashfield & Mansfield – On the range of business grants available for businesses in Ashfield & Mansfield
  • John Savage of the National Fluid Power Centre  – On the investment in skills and the importance of training within manufacturing improvement
  • Ana-Maria Stevenson of the University of Derby – Find out about the support available, including technical expertise from the University of Derby and grant funding for innovation projects from their partner: Loughborough University.
  • Gordon Binnie and Astrid Brewster of the Department for International Trade – Discover new markets and expand your trade overseas.

In fact, it’s amazing how much we have packed in.  For further details on this event and speaker line-up, visit our event listing.  Alternatively register for the event now.

Power up your business with a FREE health check

On Thursday 25 January, there is an opportunity for businesses in Ashfield and Mansfield to receive a one-to-one with a Business Adviser.  As a result, you will receive the right advice for your firm’s needs.  So whether you need access to finance to expand, guidance on the latest legislation or practical business support, you will be provided with up-to-date, valuable and relevant information.  Furthermore, depending on your firm’s needs, a follow-up business review can also be arranged.  Again, completely free of charge.

Sessions run throughout the day from 10am to 5pm at the Civic Centre in Mansfield.  But hurry, three of the four sessions are already taken.  The only slot currently available is at 3:30pm.  So don’t delay, register today.  Or find out more about what’s on offer.  If you find all these sessions are fully booked, please contact us and we will arrange an alternative for you.

Once connected with the D2N2 Growth Hub, you will have access to workshops and events and regular updates on the latest funding news.  They will also keep you informed of any regional or national programmes that will help with your growth plans.

And finally, a very HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our local businesses.  Throughout 2018 we will continue to work with partners to ensure that there is a range of interesting and informative local business events.  In addition, we will continue to list a whole range of events on our events calendar.  And finally, if you have any comments or suggestions, please contact us.

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