Helping Winchester businesses go for growth

Press Release: 07/02/2008

Local businesses have an opportunity to attend a FREE two-day seminar to help them plan their future growth.

Winchester City Council and Business Link Hampshire and Isle of Wight are inviting businesses to a seminar looking at money management, employing staff, business planning and any other difficult issues expanding businesses need to overcome. 

These interactive workshops have been arranged in recognition of the increasing number of start-up businesses in the area, and the council’s desire to help local enterprise flourish. Promoting economic prosperity across the district is one of the council’s key priorities in its corporate strategy.

Cllr George Beckett, Leader of Winchester City Council and Portfolio Holder for Economy and Tourism, said: “These workshops are an opportunity for local entrepreneurs to take time out to consider where they want to be in a few years’ time, and how they are going to get there. As an owner of a small business myself, I can see how this has the potential to give them the tools to succeed.”

The seminars will be led by two trainers who have first hand experience of running and developing a business. Delegates will also have the opportunity to network with one another over lunch, and to meet Business Link advisors for one-to-one support.

The seminar takes place over two days.  Delegates have the option of attending on 25th and 26th March at New Place Conference Centre in Shirrell Heath, or on 1st and 2nd of April at Marwell Hotel near Colden Common.

To book a place, contact Business Link on 0845 600 9 006 or email


For more information about the seminars, contact Kate Crawford, economic development officer at Winchester City Council on 01962 848 563 or email

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