Partnership briefing for local businesses

September 7, 2018 by Southend Borough Council

Local businesses are invited to come and network, share best practice and meet business professionals at the upcoming Southend Business Partnership Briefing. 

The Southend Business Partnership hosts the briefings at different locations quarterly, with this event being held at the Forum on Thursday 13 September. The briefing will run from 8.30am – 10am, with registration from 7.30am. Any time between registration and the briefing can be used for networking. 

There are a number of guest speakers who will discuss important matters in their chosen fields. Speakers include: 

·         Yvonne Blucher, Managing Director of Southend University Hospital, who will be discussing Southend Hospital and its role within the changing Healthcare sector and how this impacts on the local community and businesses.

·         Richard Cherry, Director of Corporate Services at Olympus Keymed, who will be presenting the importance of Southend to his business, their community engagement and priorities for the future.

·         Krishna Ramkhelawon, Interim Director for Public Health at Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, who will be presenting how public health is and can work with local businesses to support healthy lifestyles and a healthy workforce. 

Chair of the Southend Business Partnership, Murray Foster, will be hosting the event.

Cllr James Courtenay, cabinet member for growth, said: “The Southend Business Partnership Briefings offer local businesses the opportunity to learn and share best practice for running a business in Southend. We have a range of stalls available to inform you of services, support and information that may support your business’s growth and development alongside the networking opportunities.

“With expert speakers, attendees are able to digest vital information and also form important relations with fellow local businesses.”

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