THE inaugural charity business event, Business Growth Engine, will take place on 18 September at the Jury’s Inn, Gateshead supported by Gordon Brown law firm.
Raising money for the Percy Hedley Foundation – a registered North East charity which provides services for disabled adults and children, including school, college and disability employment – the event will bring together top business experts to set an agenda for economic growth amongst our region’s SMEs.
Fluid Group managing director Oliver Vaulkhard will kick off the proceedings, which are set to feature advice and guidance from a collection of North East business experts in areas such as: finance, funding, accounting, business planning and strategy, IT systems and data centres, employment and HR, business leases and agreements, and marketing and PR.
He will be joined by inspirational guest speaker, Paul Currie, managing director of The Lakes Distillery will also be sharing his journey as he prepares to launch his £5m venture – the first independent whisky distillery in Cumbria.
Taking place from 11am until 2pm, the 12 business advisors will be split into two panel discussions; the first on funding and business strategy whilst the second covers marketing, PR and technology.
Wendy Peffers, marketing manager for Gordon Brown Law Firm, who are helping organise the event for the Percy Hedley Foundation, said: “One of the things always said about the North East is that there is a real sense of community and through the Business Growth Engine we want to use our region’s business success to inspire and help others, whilst also raising money for a local charity.
“Percy Hedley is a cause that deserves endless support and it’s great knowing that through this event we can also give something back to those who really need it. Tickets cost just £5 and all of the money raised will be donated to the charity.”
The Business Growth Engine aims to give power to the North East business sector in the knowledge that starting and growing a business can be difficult without the right support.
For personal advice and sector specific insight on how to expand your business, delegates can also book a free 30 minute consultation with one of the business growth advisors.
Spaces are limited so to book now or find further information, visit www.businessgrowthengine.co.uk.