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Firms offered free advice at Hull business breakfast

Anyone running a business in Hull is invited to the second instalment of Hull Business – Your Future event in The Guildhall later this month.

The breakfast event will showcase to local businesses what support is available to them from various organisations to help with sustainability and growth.

Various European funded business support programmes ended in June, however those attending the event will hear about the new programmes of support being made available through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF).

Hull businesses, particularly SMEs, are welcome, however larger organisations will also be able to access some elements of UKSPF and are also invited to attend the breakfast.

The event follows on from the successful Hull Business – Your Future which was held in March and Hull City Council Leader, Cllr Mike Ross, will once again be greeting guests on the morning.

Cllr Ross said: “March’s event was a huge success and we saw many Hull businesses attend to hear all about the support available to them.

“At that event, I committed to regular engagement with smaller businesses, as supporting the local economy is extremely important to us as a council, and this is the second instalment of what I expect to become a twice yearly event.

“It’s fantastic that the council is able to provide further support through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and I look forward to welcoming businesspeople to the Guildhall later this month.”

The council’s assistant director for economic development and regeneration, Alex Codd, will also be in attendance, as well as its Enterprise Development Team, Employment Hub, Hull Youth Enterprise Partnership, John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank, Hull Training & Adult Education and Managed Workspace Centres.

In addition, Hull & East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership will be represented through its Growing Places Fund, Business Growth Hub and Made Smarter Programme, as well as Hull Culture and Leisure’s Business & Intellectual Property Centre.

Other attendees are East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Business Support Team, Department for Business & Trade, University of Hull, Finance Yorkshire, Mercia Group, Innovate UK and the Federation of Small Businesses.

The breakfast event will take place from 8-10:30am on Friday 29th September.

You can find out more information and book your place here.

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