BUSINESSES across Thurrock are invited to the launch of the Thurrock Network Group which is being held on Thursday 18 March at the Old Post Office, 3 to 17 George Street, Grays.
The invitation has come from Essex FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) and Knowledge Thurrock Innovation Associates which have formed a new partnership to launch the group.
South Ockendon businessman Neil Boatman of Image-On, who will be the Essex FSB coordinator for the Thurrock Network Group, said: “Networking is a proven way of developing new business contacts and attracting new customers.
“For some time now I have been attending Essex FSB network groups in Brentwood and Basildon and have seen how successful they are in bringing me new business so I thought why don’t we launch a similar group in Thurrock?
“I made the suggestion to Essex FSB who thought it was a great idea and put me in touch with Knowledge Thurrock Innovation Associates as a possible venue and they too are giving the project great support providing the venue and light refreshments free of charge.
“I am very excited as there are so many businesses in Thurrock that can benefit from coming along to see how they can work with other Thurrock businesses – we hope the launch event will be a great success and that the Thurrock Network Group will soon be a regular entry in every local business person’s diary!”
Knowledge Thurrock Innovation Associates spokesman, Richard Snell, said: “At Knowledge Thurrock Innovation Associates we want to see Thurrock businesses thrive as we come out of the recession, we have the premises which are available to use and are delighted to support the launch of this new Thurrock Network Group which will run from 8.00am until 9.30am.
“KTIA has a number of schemes that can help local businesses compete more effectively and reduce their costs so we will be sharing that information to those attending the event but the main purpose is to get Thurrock business people working together for the benefit of their own business and the wider Thurrock economy.”