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Conference Held For Successful Businesses in Hambleton


11:45am 30th May 2014

More than 80 business men and women came together at Hambleton’s second Strategic Business forum.

It promoted Hambleton as the place to grow a successful business and discussed the routes to business success.

Delegates heard from keynote speakers Barry Dodd CBE, Chairman of the Local Enterprise Partnership and the GSM Group and Alex McWhirter, CEO of Finance Yorkshire and Charlie Andrew, Managing Director of Bleiker’s Smokehouse .

Councillor Peter Wilkinson, Deputy Leader of the council explained the work the authority has done in the last year through it's 'business friendly agenda’ and shared some of the highlights of the District Council’s Economic Study.   

The theme of this year’s conference was for recognised successful business people to say how they made it and point out the pit falls and the pains along the way,” said Chairman of the Hambleton Strategic Business Forum, Lindsay Ross.

“Barry Dodd and Charlie Andrew gave a wonderful illustration of this which must be of benefit to anyone running their own business. And Alex McWhirter, Chief Executive from Finance Yorkshire gave us sound advice on how to take the care of the most important aspects – the money.”  

Councillor Mark Robson, Leader of the Council added, “The ‘Routes to Business Success’ event  was inspiring and it was a great opportunity for businesses to network, and for us to share the work we have done in supporting businesses over the last year and our plans for the next 10 years.”

“Delegates had a valuable opportunity to network and speak to exhibitors such as Jobcentre Plus, Business Support and Development as well as the sponsors.”

The event was made possible by the support of the District Council, Federation of Small Businesses, York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership, North East Chamber of Commerce, UK Trade and Investment and NEPIC – Business Acceleration for SMEs

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