Tendring set for week of business

Tendring set for week of business

THE first TENDRING4GROWTH Business Week is a week-long events programme organised by Tendring District Council (TDC) which is taking place across the district from Monday, 30 September to Friday, 4 October 2019.

Business Week is dedicated to supporting and championing local businesses, and entrepreneurs, which are the mainstay of the Tendring economy, and will play host to a variety of events which aim to inspire, educate and celebrate businesses in the district.

TENDRING4GROWTH is TDC’s overarching strategy which seeks to continue to grow the district’s economic performance with the aim of securing sustainable and long-term economic success. This Business Week is just one of the ways the council is engaging with businesses to offer guidance, support and networking opportunities.

The TENDRING4GROWTH Business Week will be launched with a free breakfast event on Monday 30th September – ‘Fuelling Ambition’ with Scott Russell – from 8-10.30am at The Pavilion, Clacton. Councillor Neil Stock OBE, TDC Leader, will introduce the council’s growth ambitions and its plans for the future, and the guest speaker is Scott Russell (pictured), founder of Paddy & Scotts Coffee. He will share his story about how he started out with his parents on a stall at Jaywick Sands Market and how he has now grown his own business into a multi-national company.

Taking place on Wednesday, 2 October is the Tendring Energy Seminar, running from 8.30-10.30am at The Waterfront, in Dovercourt. This free event will include talks from industry experts, including representatives of Nautilus Associates, EDF Energy, Galloper Wind Farm and Greater South East Energy Hub. The event will cover all aspects of macro and micro generation relevant to the East of England, with an emphasis on wind, nuclear and micro grid systems. There will be an opportunity to meet other businesses operating in this sector and learn more about the opportunities in the industry’s supply chain.

The final networking event is on Thursday, 3 October, with the Women in Business Networking event from 8-10.30am at the Royal Hotel, Clacton. In partnership with Colbea, Charlotte Bate from MadHR will talk about her career; the challenges of growing a small business as well as the importance of seeking the right support at the right time. Guidance will also be given on the help currently available for women looking to start or grow their own business.

During the weeks around Business Week many businesses will also be working with and visiting schools in the district to promote specific career paths and associated opportunities. If you are a business that might be interested in hosting a school visit or talking to schools about your business please contact Donna Lehain, on 07900 052267 or email donna.lehain@dwp.gov.uk.

Councillor Mary Newton, Cabinet Member for Business and Economic Growth said: “Tendring’s Business Week provides a real opportunity for local businesses to come together to share knowledge, network, collaborate and hear about exciting developments that are promoting economic growth in the district.

“Along with our partners and investment that is being brought to the district, we are building a very exciting and bright future for businesses in Tendring.”

The TENDRING4GROWTH Business Week also includes the annual Tendring Jobs and Careers Fair, on Tuesday, 1 October, and the Blue Ribbon Business Awards on Thursday, 3 October, which is run in partnership with Barclays and TC Group.

To find out more about Business Week, to book onto events, or to sign up to the business newsletter, please visit www.tendringdc.gov.uk/tendring4growth