Chance to discuss Rutland’s business future at Growth Summit

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Businesses in the county are being invited to join Rutland County Council to discuss future plans and opportunities for the area.

The council is organising a Growth Summit to give business leaders the opportunity to talk about what priorities they think the council should support during the next five years.

The event is being held on Wednesday, January 8 at Greetham Valley Hotel, Golf and Conference Centre, and Mark Reeves, chairman of the Local Enterprise Partnership, will be the keynote speaker.

During the event, the council will also ask businesses for suggestions of what it can do further to help local companies.

Deputy leader of Rutland County Council Coun Terry King (Con) said: “It’s more important than ever for the council to make the right decisions and speaking to our business community is an important part of that process.

“We’ve sent invites out to hundreds of local companies and it would be good to see as many of them as possible.

“The summit is also a good chance to find out more about the work of the Local Enterprise Partnership that covers Rutland.

“It’s the first time business leaders in Rutland will have had the opportunity to hear directly about the partnership’s growth ambitions, priorities and their approach to overcoming barriers.”

Registration on the day will commence at 7.45am for an 8am start, concluding at 10.15am, with an opportunity afterwards to visit display stands on the key themes of Oakham Enterprise Park at the former Ashwell Prison, broadband project Digital Rutland and the new Worklink Bus service.

The event also provides a chance to find out more about Rutland County Council and the support available to local businesses.

In addition to the key major projects listed above, the council also plays a leading role in business finance support and skills development.

To book a place at the event, contact Rutland County Council by e-mailing or calling 01572 722 577.