Giving a helping hand to county businesses

Business Northumberland team members and delegates at the conference.
Business Northumberland team members and delegates at the conference.

A conference to support and help Northumberland businesses was held earlier this month, attracting an impressive turnout and positive feedback.

Business Boom, hosted by Business Northumberland, proved to be one of the county’s largest business-support conferences to date.

The two-day interactive event, staged at Linden Hall, was for Northumberland-based businesses to register for the popular Business Northumberland programme, gain business growth knowledge and receive support to help grow their business.

Since the launch of the conference in August, Business Northumberland has seen a 25 per cent increase in the number of businesses signed up to receive business support.

A total of 100 new businesses have now signed up to the programme, while 85 businesses attended the conference, on September 12 and 13.

The event was presented by the Business Northumberland team, which includes a group of experienced and specialist trainers.

Throughout the conference, the trainers supported small to medium sized businesses through workshops and one-to-one sessions related to topics to help them grow their business.

The event helped business owners to create and develop a manageable growth plan that they could put into practise following the event to help them grow and achieve their business ambitions.

The conference focused on business growth, looking at different routes on how to market ideas effectively, both online and offline, as well as looking at finance and funding opportunities. During the event, there was an opportunity for businesses to network with a variety of businesses based across Northumberland.