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06 March 2015

Get free business support

Fareham Borough Council are partnering with enterprise agency, Enterprise First, to launch 'Fareham First for Business', a free business training and mentoring programme for small companies and start-ups in Fareham town centre.

This initiative has been set up to bring new business activity to Fareham's popular and thriving town centre by providing businesses with advice on reaching customers via social media, how to source and manage property options and advice on how to access finance. The scheme will also include themed 'master class' workshops and a knowledge bank of business support packages.

The town centre initiative is launching on Wednesday 18th March at Ferneham Hall, from 6.30pm – 9.00pm, and business owners and budding entrepreneurs are invited to attend the event to learn more about the programme and ask questions about the programme.

Executive Leader of Fareham Borough Council, Cllr Seán Woodward said: "The event is free to existing businesses, as well as to those who may be looking to start up in Fareham. Enterprise First will be on hand to offer support and advice and will be able to set up a Business Support Programme that is flexible to fit your individual needs."

There will be opportunity for networking after the launch.

To register for the FREE launch event, please contact Andy Pringle from Enterprise First – andy.pringle@enterprisefirst.co.uk or 01252 319272.

 

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Note to Editors:

For more information contact Chloe Hodson – chloe.hodson@enterprisefirst.co.uk

About Enterprise First

For over 30 years Enterprise First has delivered business support and enterprise contracts in the South East. It has a team of experienced professional advisers with local knowledge who can help people in business or assist those who want to start a business.

Offering a range of services, including business planning, training in marketing and book keeping and access to funding and premises, it also operates and manages enterprise centres in Hampshire with easy in easy out terms.  Enterprise First is also a member of the Cavendish Consortium which is made up of six of the largest enterprise agencies across England, together with the National Enterprise Network. Its members are amongst the most prominent not-for-profit social enterprises in the country working together to deliver programmes to support business enterprise. Enterprise First is also a delivery partner for the following national programmes: Ready for Business, Virgin Start Up Loans and Growth Vouchers.

To find out more about the business support and advice provided by Enterprise First, please visit www.enterprisefirst.co.uk External Hyperlink

For further information contact:

Becca Bennett, PR and Marketing Support Assistant, Tel: 01329 824609

fax: 01329 550576, e-mail: publicity@fareham.gov.uk



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