Looking for financial support and expert guidance to start or grow your business on the Isles of Scilly? Then make sure you don’t miss out on “Scilly Business Growth Day” on Wednesday 12th October. It’s free to attend, with lunch provided, but advanced booking is essential*.
Hosted by the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth Hub, the day-long event brings together business professionals – experts in their field – to talk to local business owners and managers about the services and support available to help them grow, as well as budding entrepreneurs in the process of planning new ventures.
There will be introductory sessions, workshops and opportunities for private consultations from support providers including Outset Cornwall, Superfast Business Cornwall & Isles of Scilly and the Department for International Trade. The information sessions available will focus on start-up support, exploiting digital technology and selling to an international audience. Representatives from the Isles of Scilly Voucher Scheme will also be on hand to help businesses with enquiries about funding opportunities.
The event will feature just some of the wide variety of local and national support available, and the Growth Hub will be there offering free business reviews to help identify the right support for individuals and businesses alike.
“Whether you have a business idea you would like to explore, or you want to grow your existing business, this is an invaluable opportunity to find out about the wealth of support available to all businesses and business professionals, and to put faces to the names of those support providers,” says Chris Phillips, Senior Business Connector, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth Hub. “Some providers have already met with selected businesses on the islands, but this event is designed to give everyone on Scilly the opportunity to get on board, and for us to demonstrate the depth and breadth of help and support that’s out there.”
“We’re delighted that the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth Hub is hosting this event and we encourage all our member businesses to take advantage of meeting with these business professionals,” adds David Jackson Executive Director Islands’ Partnership. “There is a lot of business support and a number of grant schemes available which can all be accessed via the Growth Hub, so this is a great opportunity for businesses on Scilly to find out more and make sense of it all.”
The Scilly Business Growth Day takes place at the Lifelong Learning Centre, St. Mary’s on Wednesday 12th October 10am – 3pm.
*All attendees must pre-book their places at the Scilly Business Growth event. This can be done via the following Event Brite link: https://growyourbusinessonscilly.eventbrite.co.uk
The event is hosted by the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth Hub, the Islands’ Tourism & Business Partnership and the Council of the Isles of Scilly.