Council hosts workshops as part of Coventry and Warwickshire Business Festival
Advice sessions aimed at helping businesses raise finance and win contracts are taking place as part of the forthcoming Coventry and Warwickshire Business Festival .
Hosted by Warwickshire County Council , along with the University of Warwick Science Park, the workshops are part of a wide-ranging programme of events for the festival, which runs from November 20 to December 1.
More than a dozen venues are involved, with events hosted by businesses, public sector bodies and enterprise organisations.
Featuring speakers from the University of Warwick Science Park, this free seminar for SMEs will offer local businesses the opportunity to hear from a panel of local specialists about the different funding options available, understand more about grant funding and how to apply, as well as the opportunity to learn more about equity, debt and crowd-funding options.
This session is an opportunity for businesses across Coventry and Warwickshire to hear more about how they can gain more business from public bodies and other private companies nationally and across the region. Speakers include representatives from the Coventry and Warwickshire Growth Hub, University of Warwick Science Park and Solihull MBC.
Councillor Izzi Seccombe, Warwickshire County Council’ s leader and portfolio holder for economic development, said: “The county council is committed to building the local economy and building small and medium enterprises is absolutely essential to this.
“These events, along with the other events that will form the Coventry and Warwickshire Business Festival, will help local businesses make the most of all the opportunities that are available to help their growth.”
The event programme features small networking workshops, seminars as well as large trade shows and national conferences. Anyone thinking of starting a new company, looking to develop their supply chain or exporting to new markets is welcome to attend. Visit the website for more information.