Business leaders can help shape development in Rutland

Rutland County Council news. Photo: Alan Walters EMN-150923-095002001
Rutland County Council news. Photo: Alan Walters EMN-150923-095002001

Business representatives are once again being invited to attend a special meeting to help shape economic development in Rutland.

Rutland County Council’s annual business summit will take place on Thursday, February 11 at Greetham Valley Golf Club, offering businesses a chance to discuss the pressures they face and seek support from the council and other agencies.

The event will also feature a keynote speech from Neil Darwin, CEO of the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership, who will outline details of how companies can benefit from the newly created Signpost2Grow Business Support Service.

Acting leader and portfolio holder for development at Rutland County Council Terry King (Con) said: “The annual business summit is an important opportunity for the council to meet with businesses and look at what needs to be done to continue growing our local economy. Rutland is home to lots of hugely successful businesses and we want to get their views on a range of important issues.”

The summit runs from 8am to 10.30am, with an opportunity to take part in the council’s budget consultation, afterwards. If you would like to attend the summit e-mail economicdevelopment@rutland.gov.uk.

Businesses and communities which need funding are invited to attend the launch of the Rutland and Rural Peterborough LEADER programme at the Rutland Agricultural Society in Oakham, 6.30pm to 9.30pm on February 8.

Economic development company Opportunity Peterborough and Rutland County Council launched the new support programme last November, after receiving £1.32 million to fund and deliver support in Rutland and rural Peterborough. To register for the event visit www.leaderfunding.co.uk or call Sheila O’Brien on 01733 317404.