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

5 September 2012

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 info@harrogatechamber.org


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