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Harrogate Chamber invite local businesses to an open meeting for an economic update

All current members, local business owners and managers are invited to the next meeting of Harrogate Chamber of Trade & Commerce, from 18.15 until 20.00 on Monday, 10th September at Rudding Park Hotel.

The main topic for discussion will be ‘Economic update – national, regional and local – Impact of Government and Council policy on smaller businesses’

There will two keynote speakers of Andrew Jones MP and Cllr Alan Skidmore.


Andrew Jones MP for Harrogate & Knaresborough

  • Expected benefits for the North of England
  • Progress in re-starting economic growth nationally and locally
  • Harrogate district economic update




Cllr Alan SkidmoreCabinet Member for Planning, Transport & Economic Development & Deputy Leader

  • Government Investment in transport infrastructure
  • Why the Council’s top priority is a ‘Strong Local Economy’
  • How can we help your business?


The agenda for the meeting will be:

17.30 – 18.15 Informal networking (FREE tea or coffee on arrival) First time attendees should look out for our Greeters with orange rosettes

18.15 – 19.30 approx Presentations and discussion as above, followed by a short Business Meeting :

1. Welcome Members & Guests – introduce any new members + new member representatives

2. Harrogate District Developments – significant items impacting on local businesses

3. Members’ Forum – brief news update, events and special offers (Members only)

4. Focus Groups – Business Promotion; Marketing; Promoting Harrogate; Town Centre; Transport; Xmas

5. External Organisations – news of events and services to support or promote your business

6. Dates and Venues for future meetings:-

Monday, 8th October – Charity Evening – St George Hotel

Monday, 12th November – Sales Promotion – Crown Hotel (Speakers invited from Chamber Members)

Monday, 10th December – Business Networking Safari – Holiday Inn (Members only)

7. Any other business – if possible, advance notification of the subject would be helpful please.

Meeting ends approximately 20.00 followed by informal networking in the bar

Please notify the Harrogate Chamber of Trade & Commerce if you would like to attend:

Tel: 01423 879208 Fax: 01423 870025


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