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20 March 2015

Free business support launch a success

Local business owners and budding entrepreneurs got a boost on Wednesday evening when they attended the launch of 'Fareham First for Business', a free business training and mentoring scheme.

Fareham Borough Council has partnered with enterprise agency, Enterprise First to offer the free support to small companies and start-ups in Fareham town centre.

Executive Leader of Fareham Borough Council, Cllr Seán Woodward said: "It was great that we had so many local businesses and would be entrepreneurs attending the event. Don't worry if you did couldn't make it, you can still contact Enterprise First to sign-up to a support programme that will be tailored to your individual needs."

Enterprise First's Business Adviser Manager, Andy Pringle, said: "The evening was definitely a success. The networking was particularly popular."

The scheme provides businesses with advice on reaching customers via social media, how to source and manage property options and advice on how to access finance. It also includes themed 'master class' workshops and a knowledge bank of business support packages.

Following the launch event, there will be more workshops and tutoring events to help businesses.

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

 

ENDS

Editor's notes

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:

Roy Brown, Customer Engagement Manager, Tel: 01329 824409

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



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