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Global Entrepreneur week to come to Thurrock

ENTERPRISE agency Nwes, which provides business support throughout the east of England, has announced events in conjunction with Barclays, to mark Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016.

The events, which are free to attend, offer budding entrepreneurs and existing business owners the chance to pick up tips in business finance and cyber security.

The events will take place as part of celebrations for Global Entrepreneurship Week, which this year runs from 14 – 20 November.
Nwes, which is a long-standing champion of Global Entrepreneurship Week, hopes that the events will inspire and encourage people to explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. It will form part of a week of global activities that highlight and celebrate entrepreneurship as well as offering practical support to those who are interested in setting up their own business or developing their business networks.

Kevin Horne, Chief Executive of Nwes says, “We are always proud to be part of the celebrations for Global Entrepreneurship Week. This year we are delighted to be working in partnership with Barclays to offer free events in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.”

Mr Horne continues, “Nwes is on hand to offer a range of total business support to entrepreneurs and start-ups in the region. We hope these events will inspire even more entrepreneurial spirit. 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.”

Adam Green, Business Banking at Barclays said: “The events are a great opportunity for entrepreneurs and existing business owners to get together to learn new skills and to share ideas. Barclays is supporting entrepreneurs through its High Growth and Entrepreneurs’ proposition in direct response to Britain’s scale up gap.”

Last year in the UK, over 500 partner organisations hosted around 2,500 events that reached more than 340,000 entrepreneurial people across the country.

The official hashtag for Global Entrepreneurship Week UK is #GEW2016

The Nwes and Barclays ‘Fit for Finance’ event will take place in Grays, Essex on Friday 18 November 2016 at The Old Courthouse, Orsett Road.

For more information and to book your free place on the event please visit or contact The Old Courthouse on 01375 430003.


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