Accelerating Business Growth Expo

Accelerating Business Growth Expo
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The MCMT and Buy-From, sponsored by NatWest, are hosting an unmissable day of information, advice and guidance on a range of initiatives, Government legislation and funding opportunities to help small businesses grow. Join us for 9 inspirational keynote speakers, dynamic networking and tours of the brand new MCMT facility. 

Planned programme

11am-1pm – Network and Affiliate Expo (including lunch)

1pm-4:30pm – Conference: Accelerating SME Business Growth in Shropshire 

  • Welcome: Louise Welsby (Buy-From)

  • Opening address: To be confirmed

  • LEP Focus and Growth in Shropshire: Gill Hamer (LEP Chair)

  • Shropshire Business Board: Mandy Thorn (Business Board Chair)

  • Shropshire Council Economic Growth Plan and the SME Economy in Shropshire: Gemma Davies (Shropshire Council)

  • SME Business Funding in Shropshire: Amy Farley (Marches Growth Hub)

  • The MCMT and Incubator Opportunity: Matthew Snelson (MCMT)

  • Tea and Coffee Break 

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation: John Rainford 

  • GDPR and Implications for SMEs: FBC Manby Bowdler, CSCM IT Solutions and I-Secured

  • Buy-From and Closing Address: Graeme Christie (CEO Brightcore) 

  • Further networking opportunities – close @ 5:30pm. 


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