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Free event for Goole area businesses brings all local support services and projects together under one roof

28 June 2024

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is hosting an event at Goole Library on Wednesday 10 July that will bring together the wide range of different services and projects that are available to support local businesses.

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The council’s Business Support Services team, which offers a comprehensive range of services for start-up and established businesses, as well as inward investors, will be in attendance. Its team of friendly and knowledgeable advisors provide everything from help securing grant funding and independent one-to-one advice to free workshops and events for business owners to attend. They also manage The Supply Chain Network, an online directory that enables businesses to showcase their products and services, and gain easy access to opportunities to win more work.

Teams representing Goole Town Deal and two of the projects that it funds - Opportunity Goole and the Property Activation Fund - will also be in attendance. Opportunity Goole provides free access to information about workforce development, helping local people to gain the knowledge and skills they need to secure employment and ensuring that employers can recruit local people with the skillset that they’re looking for. Meanwhile, the £4 million Property Activation Fund grant scheme was set up to encourage property owners, developers and tenants to carry out improvements to buildings in the town centre and bring empty or under-used sites back into use.

The council’s Adult Learning Team will also be present to showcase the diverse choice of learning and training opportunities on offer to help businesses upskill their workforce.

The event will take place within Goole Library on Carlisle Street in the town centre, where there will also be a chance to find out more about the network of Business and Intellectual Property Centres (BIPCs) based within East Riding of Yorkshire Council-run libraries. BIPCs provides specialist business information and resources for anyone thinking of setting up or growing a business.

Dawn Hall of Invest East Yorkshire’s Business Support Services team, which is part of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “There’s a comprehensive range of advice, support, training, events, guidance and more on offer to local businesses of all sizes and from all sectors. The aim of this free drop-in event is to bring them all together at one venue so that local businesses can call in to chat to the various teams and get a clear insight into what’s available to help them to grow and develop.”

The event will be open from 4pm to 7pm and representatives of local businesses are welcome to drop in at any time throughout the session.