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UPCOMING EVENT: Financing Your Business Growth Conference

Wednesday 29 March 8.45 - 1.30 at The Essex Business School, University of Essex

The Haven Gateway Partnership, in collaboration with the BEST Growth Hub, is hosting a half-day conference at the University of Essex’s Business School.
At the event, you will hear from a range of funding sources including European and lottery funders that are available for your business.  You will also have the opportunity to pre-book 1:1 appointments with funders and explore your opportunities to grow and develop.

In addition, there will be a workshop facilitated by Prof Nigel Pye to explore your views on funding and what you feel would be the most valuable to your business.  This is intended to help shape future funding calls and will be submitted as part of a response to the Government’s Industrial Strategy Green Paper.

Representatives from Tendring District Council's Regeneration Team will be present at this event.

Tickets are £20 (plus VAT) per delegate which includes parking, refreshments and a networking lunch, sponsored by the LoCASE project.  Places are limited and will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.

To find out more information, please visit Haven Gateway Partnership's dedicated website.

To register and purchase your ticket, please visit the event's page on Eventbrite.

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Last updated on: 21/03/2017 - 16:19