About the Conference
The 7th Thurrock Business Conference will showcase the free support available to small and medium sized businesses in Thurrock, as well as highlighting the benefits of the professional services available right on your doorstep.
Following on from the update given on the boroughs six growth hubs at the previous conference we will also be giving delegates the chance to hear much more about the exciting plans for the regeneration of Purfleet from,????, of the Purfleet Regeneration Company Limited.
When booking, you will be able to choose from one of two seminars designed to highlight the funding & support available to local businesses in the borough. Representatives from the professional services sector, the BEST Growth Hub, as well as members of the Low Carbon Across the South East (LoCASE) team will participate in the seminars to provide an insight into the benefits of outsourcing professional services, and the advantages of grant funding.
Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW)
As this conference will be linking in with Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), we have invited young entrepreneur Ali Pretty, who will be showcasing her Silk Road presentation.
Want to see a summary of the previous Thurrock Business Conference? Check out our video on YouTube - https://youtu.be/jW0zFqrVM5g
Low Carbon Grants & Support
This seminar is designed to showcase the benefits of the LoCASE grant funding that is available to small and medium sized enterprises (SME's) across the South East, as well as general advice on how to improve your business energy efficiency - for more info on the LoCASE programme, please visit http://www.locase.co.uk
- Lead by the LoCASE team at Thurrock Council.
- Business Energy Advisors will be giving free advice and arranging appointments for free energy audits.
Business Support & Advice
This session, lead by Palmers Law, will give an update on the latest changes to employment laws, while showcasing the benefits of the professional services available in Thurrock.
The BEST Growth Hub will also providing information on the FREE support that is available to all small and medium sized businesses across the South East.
To answer your questions, we have also invited:
- Bizphit, business support experts and professional tender writers helping businesses to successfully win public sector contracts.
More panel members coming soon!
Following feedback received from previous conferences, we have arranged an hour long networking session, facilitated by network group leaders.
Most businesses that attend our event feel like it is a great opportunity to network with those they rarely get to see, they also feel that they do not have enough time to work the whole room.
This session is dedicated to maximising networking potential, and will take place after the Low Carbon and Business Support seminars.
08:00 - Delegates will arrive at Thurrock Park Inn for registration & refreshments (15 mins)
08:15 - Conference opening speeches & presentations (45 mins)
09:00 - Delegates are directed to specific rooms and the two business support seminars begin (45 mins)
09:45 - Business support seminars end, and delegates return to main conference hall for closing remarks (15 mins)
10:00 - Facilitated Networking session until 11:00 (60 mins)
Chair – ???
Purfleet Regeneration Update – ????, of the Purfleet Regeneration Company Limited.
LoCASE Presentation – Lisa Ricketts, Business Liaison & Delivery Manager, LoCASE Programme
Grays Town Management Partnership – Mark Kent, Chair of the Grays Town Management Partnership
Ali Pretty – Honouring Global Entrepreneurship Week, Ali Pretty will be showcasing her Silk Road presentation