A major month-long series of events to support businesses returns with its biggest ever schedule, support by the Federation of Small Businesses.
Denbighshire County Council’s March for Business month returns with 23 varied events offering almost 100 hours of content at venues across the county.
The business month, held throughout March, features social media training, networking events with the Federation of Small Businesses, an event for young entrepreneurs and sessions on exporting, Welsh in business and a showcase of local food producers.
Mike Learmond, FSB North Wales Development Manager, said: “It’s always a pleasure to work with Denbighshire Council on the March for Business month. Every year, this initiative pairs up local business with networking events, training and other resources to support their businesses to thrive.
“This year, I’m sure that March for Business will be bigger than ever, with one of the highlights being the “Mind your Business” dinner on 14thMarch. The venue is the newly opened 1891 Restaurant at the Pavilion Theatre and the stunning views are only overshadowed by the delicious three course meal prepared by Chef Aaron Broster.”
Cllr Hugh Evans OBE, Leader of Denbighshire, said: “We designed this year’s programme to meet the needs of businesses in the county.
“March for Business offers firms the chance to network and get expert advice around issues that matter to them.
“They can then take this knowledge forward and help grow their business, making a real difference to the county’s economy.
“The focus of March for Business was devised following feedback from our annual Business Survey and shows the Council is listening to businesses and offering them support to suit their needs.”
March for Business is part of the Council’s work on developing the local economy through its Economic and Community Ambition Strategy, which includes a number of high priority projects to help businesses succeed.
Lizzie Peters, from Phoenix Optical Technologies, an optical manufacturing firm based on St Asaph Business Park, attended the Denbighshire for Growth event at last year’s March for Business.
She said: “The event was a great opportunity for local businesses to network. I found out about companies I hadn’t heard of previously and gained new connections in training and other industries. The talks were very informative and it was interesting to hear the future plans for St Asaph Business Park. We had a great response to our stand on the day, we were advertising our Armourdillo Toughened Glass and as a result I was asked to speak and give a presentation at the Wales Festival of Innovation.
“I’d encourage businesses of all sizes to take advantage of the varied programme for March for Business as there are sessions tailored for all sizes of businesses.”
For more information or to book visit www.denbighshire.gov.uk/marchforbusiness
For more information on the “Mind Your Business” dinner email Mike.Learmond@fsb.org.uk