With just a few days to go until the launch of Argyll Enterprise Week 2017, it’s the last chance to book a place on one of the themed days aimed at supporting growing businesses.
Argyll Enterprise Week (Monday, 6 – Friday 10 November 2017) brings together industry experts and successful business owners to offer advice and informal networking opportunities on a range of leading sectors in Argyll and Bute.
From international trade to tourism, getting your business on line to food and drink, and creative industries to community-led development, there’s a wide range of events and seminars to choose from.
Taking feedback from last year on board, this year’s events will stretch from Oban in the north to Campbeltown in the south, taking in Helensburgh, Dunoon, Lochgilphead and Arrochar.
Speaking about last year’s event, delegate Barbara Smith said: “You can google to your heart’s content, but you won’t necessarily get a good grasp of what these people do and how it relates to you unless you speak to them.”
Jamie Delap, who also attended Argyll Enterprise Week 2016, said: It’s all about trying to spark off from each other it’s looking for interesting ideas that other people have got and thinking, that’s a great idea, I can try that with my businesses. We found getting things done in Argyll and Bute is fantastically easy. You can meet the decision makers, build up a relationship build on some trust. It’s a really easy place to do business.”
Councillor Aileen Morton, Leader of Argyll and Bute Council, said: “We have worked with industry partners to target what’s most important to them, increased opportunities for informal networking and, most importantly, we’ll be letting you hear from people who have made a real success of their business in Argyll and Bute. This is all about supporting our local businesses to grow and prosper.”
David Smart, HIE’s head of special projects in Argyll and the Islands, said: “These events are free to attend so please make sure you take this last opportunity to book your place. Argyll Enterprise Week will focus on areas of potential expansion and offer up some of the tools you need to help your business prosper.”
Argyll Enterprise Week is delivered in partnership by Argyll and Bute Council’s Business Gateway and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), and the business community. To book tickets for your preferred event go to Argyll Enterprise Week.