Expo event showcases free support available for West Northants businesses

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Businesses across West Northamptonshire can find out more about a range of free support and funding advice to help them thrive in the post-covid climate during a major exhibition in Northampton next week.

They are encouraged to attend Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce’s free Back2Business Expo Event at Northampton Saints, Franklin’s Gardens on Wednesday (15 September) from 10am to 3.30pm.

West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) is among the many organisations that will be attending, to raise awareness of the many free services available to businesses looking to grow and develop their offer locally, including helping them to access funding streams, support to upskill and recruit staff and nurture new start-ups. Members of the Council’s Economy Team will be on hand to speak to attendees about the support available, as well as showcasing the benefits of investing and doing business in West Northants.

Councillor Lizzy Bowen, WNC’s Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, Town Centre Regeneration and Growth, who will be speaking to business reps at the launch event on Wednesday, said: “We are delighted to be involved in the Chamber’s Back2Business exhibition, which will showcase the wealth of opportunities, services and support available to businesses across our area.

“The challenges for our local businesses over the past 18 months have been unprecedented and we need to do everything possible to support them post-pandemic, including ensuring they are aware of the broad range of free support and advice available and ways to access funding streams to help them thrive once again.”

Group Membership and Business Development Manager Sunny Singh said: “It’s with great pleasure to announce the return of our very popular Chamber business exhibition taking place on 15th September 2021 at Northampton Saints. Historically our Chamber business exhibitions are extremely well attended because they are an ideal opportunity for our local business community to forge new contacts, raise their profile and remain #StrongerTogether.

“We are delighted to once again have Wilson Browne Solicitors as headline sponsors and equally delighted that West Northamptonshire Council are supporting the back2business before hours networking. The exhibition is free to attend for ALL visitors on the day with doors opening at 10.00 till 15.30.”

Attendees are encouraged to visit WNC’s stand at the event where, alongside finding out more about how the council can support their business, they can also subscribe to regular e-news updates and enter a free raffle with the chance to win a hamper of locally-sourced produce kindly donated by Made in Northamptonshire.

To find out more about the expo event, visit https://www.northants-chamber.co.uk