Burnley Business Week hailed a success

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A range of events saw more than 300 people benefit during the recent Burnley Business Week.

Organised by Burnley Borough Council as part of its business support programme, the week offered free workshops, seminars and one to one’s with business experts, providing advice and training in all areas of business.

Burnley Council is committed to supporting business growth in Burnley

Kate Ingram

Free training sessions in sales, social media marketing, exporting, digital skills, book keeping, business start-up, online marketing were fully booked. Coun. Sue Graham, Executive member for regeneration and economic development, said: “Burnley Business Week was a great success and I’m delighted to see such positive outcomes from businesses who attended the business week.

“This is the third Business Week the council has organised, with a range of support and advice sessions. There was something to help all types and sizes of business, as well as expert advice for people thinking of starting their own business.”

Kate Ingram, Burnley Council’s head of regeneration and planning policy, added: “Burnley Council is committed to supporting business growth in Burnley and is working hard organising events such as the Business Week to create a pro-active business environment in order to support local business growth and attract new investment.

“Our support and close working with the private sector helped gain Burnley the title of Most Enterprise Place in the UK 2013, appear in the UK top ten for private sector jobs growth in 2014, and this year in the top five North West boom towns list.”

If you are a local business looking for support and advice call the council business support team on 01282 477213.