The Business Event 2017 – Herefordshire Racecourse

May 16, 2017

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Hereford’s business support organisations are joining forces for the first time in 2017 for an unmissable event aimed at helping county enterprises grow and thrive.
The Business Event 2017, aimed at supporting businesses from every sector, no matter what size they are, will be held at Hereford Racecourse on June 13 between 9am and 2pm.
The free-to-attend Business Event 2017 will feature:

  • keynote speakers running multi-million turnover businesses in the region sharing their inspiring stories of success
  • workshops on export, business rates and skills and clinics on access to finance and funding
  • Dedicated Business Support Zone where you can find out more about what’s available for individual businesses including information on grants, mentoring and international trade
  • Networking opportunities at lunchtime and throughout the event with coffee and refreshments

Registration is essential for The Business Event 2017 places on the business workshops is limited.

  • Exporting Made Easy – Linda Smith, Department for International Trade
  • Selling to the public sector – how to access to the council supply chain – Speaker TBA  
  • Cyber Security for Businesses – Paul Burrows, University of Wolverhampton
  • The Value of Intellectual Property – Dave Hopkins, Intellectual Property Office

Keynote speaker at The Business Event 2017 in Hereford will be John Jones, a partner in the long established and family owned Hereford department store Philip Morris & Sons. He is also the founder and Chair of Hereford Business Improvement District.
Also speaking is Nick van der Walle, founder and managing director of Astute Graphics, on how he has built his company over the last ten years, working with global brands from a Herefordshire base.
To register to attend The Business Event at Hereford Racecourse, on June 13, visit:

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The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership has now ceased trading and transferred all its functions to Shropshire Council working with Telford & Wrekin Council and Herefordshire Council, in line with the UK Government's plans for devolution.

The Marches LEP was established in 2011 and hands over an impressive legacy from its 13-year life. In that time the LEP invested over £196m in projects across the Marches, securing in excess of £100m of match funding and supported more than 66,000 business interactions.

The schemes supported have made tangible differences to local communities, increasing skills, creating jobs and improving the physical appearance of many towns.

We would like to thank all the LEP Board Members who have given their time freely over the life of the LEP, as well as all the staff who worked for the LEP over the years. We also want to thank our delivery partners, local education providers and local, regional and national stakeholders who helped us achieve so much.

The Marches Growth Hub will continue to support businesses and will be managed by Shropshire Council, supported by Telford and Wrekin and Herefordshire Councils. Each of the three Local Authorities will also continue to provide direct business support locally. Details of this support will be available through the Marches Growth Hub website and from the Local Authorities directly. Website: | email:

The Marches Careers Hub will continue to be delivered and will be managed by Shropshire Council, supported by Telford & Wrekin and Herefordshire Councils. Website: | email:

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