LOCAL Enterprise agency Nwes is holding a free event in Thurrock as part of Small Business Saturday – the campaign that puts small, independent businesses in communities across the country in the national spotlight.
Local businesses and members of the business community are invited to meet, network and learn at The Old Courthouse, Orsett Road, Grays RM17 5DD, on Saturday 5th December, 10.00-14.00.
Now entering its third year Small Business Saturday is already the UK’s most successful small business campaign. Last year 16.5 million adults went out to support a small business on Small Business Saturday with 64% of the UK aware of the campaign.
The Nwes Small Business Saturday events will include business fayres where local businesses can promote their services as well as a free Digital Masterclass.
Kevin Horne, chief executive of Nwes, said: “Nwes exists to help people start and stay in business. Small Business Saturday celebrates exactly the kind of businesses we support and provides them with a much needed boost. We are celebrating by offering networking and learning opportunities to the local business community.
“Thanks to our business premises Nwes is able to host business events and we are proud to be a hub for local business communities. We know how these businesses are creating jobs and fuelling the local economy, so we want to support them and break down any barriers to their success.”
Nwes is hosting six free Small Business Saturday business fayre events 10am-2pm, each with a free Digital Masterclass 10.30am-12.30pm on Saturday 5th December.
Lowestoft: Riverside Business Centre, Riverside Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR33 0TQ
Harlow: Harlow Enterprise Hub, Kao Hockham Building, Harlow, Essex CM20 2NQ
Norwich: Rouen House, Rouen Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR1 1RB
Ipswich: Suffolk Enterprise Centre, Felaw Maltings, 44 Felaw Street, Ipswich, Suffolk IP2 8SJ
King’s Lynn: Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, Kings Court Chapel Street King’s Lynn Norfolk PE30 1EX
Thurrock: The Old Courthouse, Orsett Road, Grays RM17 5DD
As well as providing business advice and finance to more than 200 established businesses and over 650 start-ups last year, Nwes operates 18 business centres across Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire, providing affordable and well-equipped office space to a wide range of businesses.
For more information and to register to attend any of the events visit www.nwes.org.uk, call 08456 099 991 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.