Growth for Business (G4B) Conference
Event date: Tue, November 26, 2019
Event time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Have you ever wondered what part of your local authority/council works with businesses like yours?
Have you ever wondered what we do and how we can work with you and your business?
This event is brought to you by the G4B team, a business-focused department in Blackpool Council. We hold this event each year because it works – we meet businesses who hear something or meet someone and then go on to implement successful growth plans.
We passionately believe in making life simpler for everyone, the business and financial support landscape can be confusing. By bringing people together we provide a positive environment where business people can expand their knowledge of the options available to them and help them to make better informed decisions in their business.
We know the market, we have the connections, we can introduce you to the right people and help you get the help and support that you need. Come and listen to the businesses that we are working with and hear how they have grown and how they have accessed support to get the help their business needed
This (free) conference and mini business support exhibition is aimed at any businesses across the Fylde Coast with growth aspirations. (Morning session with lunch included)
The event aims to help ambitious businesses understand how readily available business support and finance options can help them to achieve sustainable growth.
Come and listen to businesses, who have successfully accessed business and financial support, share their experiences with you to help and inspire you to grow.
There will be representatives from various support organisations talking about who they are, what projects they have to help businesses, what businesses qualify and crucially how to access the funding and business support that they offer.
There will also be a mini business support exhibition where you have the opportunity to speak to everyone who can help your business – bring plenty of business cards as this is a great networking opportunity over a free lunch.
Interested in finding out more about NatWest and their partner Crowdfunder?
As part of their ‘Back Her Business’ programme, NatWest is a keynote speaker at the Growth 4 Business Conference 2019.
By coming along you will learn hear from NatWest about the Rose review and the importance of female entrepreneurship to the local economy and society. These provide the reasons for the launch of ‘Back Her Business Blackpool’, a unique funding package including a new role for crowdfunding with a mainstream bank.
You will understand the role of NatWest’s partner, Crowdfunder, and the benefits of crowdfunding including the available support to help you raise the finance you need.
Listen to NatWest speak about the role of the bank, the match funding they provide and how people like you can access ‘Back Her Business Blackpool’.
If you are unable to come to this event NatWest and G4B will be running a number of events over 2020, so watch this space and come back to www.blackpoolunlimited.com for future events and networking.
Does your business need funds? What funding options are there for you? What grants do you qualify for?
There is a wealth of information around regarding funding. But crucially what are you looking for and who can really help you? By working with a range of funding partners you could get a cocktail of funding – come and listen to grant funders and British Business Bank
The LEP (Lancashire Enterprise Partnership) (Afternoon session)
The agenda for the afternoon session can be found here
The Lancashire Skills and Employment Hub is part of the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership. They are working hard to support Lancashire businesses to inspire young people, recruit local people, upskill their staff and influence Lancashire’s skills and employment priorities
Come along to understand who the LEP are, what projects deliver, listen to each project manager and see which projects can help you in your business.
See if your business qualifies for funded support.
They will show how to tap into the comprehensive, subsidised skills and training offering available to local businesses and there will be a Leadership and Management skills taster session (available to the first 20 people) Please book here as numbers are limited