Welcome to the latest edition of Fareham's Business Newsletter, published by Fareham Borough Council. Each monthly edition delivers news, support and opportunities to businesses in Fareham.
Solent LEP calls for business people to help shape the region's long-term success
The Solent LEP is calling on business with experience at a senior and strategic level to join become panel members to help deliver economic growth and develop a world-class talent base in the region. Candidates are invited to apply for voluntary roles on the Skills Advisory Panel and the Business Support Investment Panel which contribute to shaping long-term success for the region. The Solent LEP Skills Advisory Panel (SAP) includes private sector representatives from key sectors and is seeking applications from private sector representatives, the Community and Voluntary sector and private sector training provider representatives. Click here for more information .
Could your business inspire young people?
The Solent Primary Schools' STEM Fair gives your business an opportunity to develop your recruitment pipeline from a young age. At the fair, businesses are asked to create a short 20 or 30 minute STEM activity that young people in groups can take part in. The aim is for young people to have fun, take part in a STEM activity and at the end link the STEM activity to careers, so that they can see that if they can build a toy car, for example, they could build other things and if they had fun they might enjoy a career in that industry. Young people will be in groups that will rotate throughout the day between the businesses. The event takes place at CEMAST in Fareham on 8th and 9th March 2023, so now is the perfect time to get involved !
Get on board as a Council supplier
Are you a business that wishes to be notified when the Council is tendering for new suppliers? Opportunities at Fareham Borough Council are published on the South-East Business Portal . Registration is free, simple and quick, and we recommend using a generic email address. When you register, be sure to select the ProClass categories that best reflect your business. You will then receive email alerts for those categories as opportunities arise. You can then choose whether to tender for that opportunity.
New for 2023 - join us and hundreds of other businesses at the Fareham Business Expo!
Are you a local business and looking to raise your company profile in the Hampshire area? Fareham Leisure centre are hosting their own Business Expo on 23rd February 2023. To book your exhibition stand on the early bird offer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Offer ends on 31st December, prices starting at just £250+VAT. What's included in your stand *Shell Scheme stand space (2mx1m or 2mx2m) *Show guide listing *Online Exhibitor profile *Regular Social media mentions. To find out more information you can visit our webpage www.eaexpos.com .
Help to Grow: Digital
Help to Grow: Digital is a government backed, UK-wide scheme that supports eligible SMEs to choose, buy and integrate software into their business. Embracing software and digital ways of working can help boost your business performance. Software integration has helped SMEs to reach more customers, streamline time-consuming tasks and free up more time to focus on core business needs. Many businesses feel that cost and knowledge are barriers to adopting new software and digital ways of working. This is how Help to Grow: Digital can help. Click here to explore the free advice and learning resources and find out how to apply for up to £5,000 to contribute towards approved software.
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