Business Link Speaker – 12th March 2010

The President welcomed Lucie New, who stepped in to represent  Liz Oram Business Link.  Liz has the role of Competitiveness Partnership Manager and works with businesses in the local area.  Lucie works substantially in Bridgwater and  updated everyone on the work of Business Link and the help it could offer.   In particular, drawing attention to  the  free 1-2-1 business support clinics that are available.   Example below:-

Aimed at business owners or managers of established businesses, the Business Advice

Clinic is a free, one-to-one 90-minute meeting with an experienced Business Link Adviser.

They will review, in confidence, key areas of your business and any issues you are facing –

identifying activity and support that will help improve performance.

The clinic will help generate a clear set of actions ready for implementation and can cover activities such as:

• Increasing sales and customer service

• Identifying new products or markets

• Reducing costs and improving productivity

• Managing people and developing skills

• Implementing plans for growth

Contact Details –  Direct line 0845 602 3657 ext 8402  Email: Liz.Oram@blpeninsula.co.uk Website www.businesslink.gov.uk/southwest