Businesses to get top tips from experts

Calderdale Council

Calderdale businesses will get expert advice to help them make the most of the digital revolution and do more business abroad, at an event hosted by Calderdale Council.

The Council is inviting businesses to the breakfast event from 7.30am to 9.15am on Wednesday 23 July 2014 at Bertie’s Banqueting Rooms, Elland.

Previous breakfast events held by the Council have attracted up to 200 businesses. This summer’s event will be opened by Calderdale Council’s Leader, Cllr Tim Swift. Guest speakers will give expert advice, and businesses will have chance to ask questions and meet the Council’s business support team to find out about the help available.

Lynn Tune from Superfast West Yorkshire Business will talk about how businesses can be more effective, improve efficiency, save time and reach new customers using digital and social media and by using their website more effectively.

Lynn will explain more about the free support available from Superfast West Yorkshire Business for small and medium sized businesses, as well as how to access practical and interactive masterclasses and other support events.

Brian Aungiers, International Trade Adviser for UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and formerInternational Trade Adviser at Business Link West Yorkshire, is the second speaker at the event. He will explain how UKTI can help Calderdale businesses considering doing business abroad for the first time. He will also give hints and tips on how established exporters achieve oversees sales success, outlining how UKTI can help businesses fund, research and reach new markets via their extensive support network.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Environment, Cllr Barry Collins, said:

“This is a real opportunity for local businesses to get practical advice to help give them a competitive edge. They can also meet the Council’s business support team and network with other businesses. I have attended previous breakfast events and am always impressed with the turnout and lively discussion.

“It’s another way for the Council to listen to, understand and respond to businesses, and to make sure we keep them updated on how we can help them. If you run a business in Calderdale, I strongly encourage you to come along.”

To book a place please email

For more information about the business support available from Calderdale Council, head to the business support and advice page on the Council’s website.

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