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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Business events planned for county

Businesses in Denbighshire are urged to get signed up for a series of workshops, aimed at encouraging businesses to grow and flourish.
 
The March for Business workshops have been arranged by Denbighshire County Council’s Economic and Business Development team, in direct response to feedback received from businesses in 2015.
 
Over 400 businesses took part in a survey and identified  their future support needs.
 
The events are:
 
Employment and HR – Business Breakfast – Wednesday, 2nd of March at Oriel House, St Asaph. 8am -10am. A networking breakfast for businesses with speakers focussing on assistance with recruitment and staffing.
 
A Taste for Local (local producers) – Networking – Wednesday, 9th March at Llangollen Pavilion -   10.30am-1.30pm.  An event to promote and highlight the wide range of Denbighshire food and drink producers and potential buyers such as hoteliers, B & Bs, retailers, restaurants & cafes.  One of the guest speakers will be farmer and TV personality Gareth Wyn Jones.
 
Open for Business –  Friday, 11th March at Nova, Prestatyn. 9am-5pm. A full day of keynote business speakers; an opportunity to meet business facing Council services and a range of other support providers. Free and practical 1-2-1 business information.
 
Finance and Funding – Business Lunch – Monday, 14th March – Brookhouse Mill, Denbigh. 12pm-2pm. A networking lunch for businesses with speakers focusing on current financing options.
 
Social Media for Beginners –   Tuesday, 22nd March - Rhyl College, Cefndy Road, Rhyl – 4.30pm-7.30pm. A three-hour workshop on how to use social media as a marketing tool in the world of business. Ideal for businesses that are new to social media or those who are looking to fill a few knowledge gaps.
 
Councillor Hugh Evans OBE, Leader of Denbighshire and Cabinet Lead Member for the Economy, said: “We are delighted to be hosting these events as a direct result of the feedback we receive d from the business survey.
 
“We have a key role to play in assisting businesses to grow and flourish and are pleased to offer these opportunities to receive and share specialist advice and information and identify ways the businesses can enhance their business potential."
 
* To book a place, contact the Economic and Business Development team, on 01824 706896 or e-mail:econ.dev@denbighshire.gov.uk
 

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