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We're buzzing for Business Week 2017


Dacorum Business Week apprenticeship event - April Harbour from Atlas Copco and Mayor Councillor David CollinsA real business buzz was created last week when we hosted Dacorum Business Week (5 to 9 June) - a week-long schedule of professional events across the borough. 

Now in its second year, the event built on its previous success and is fast becoming one of the highlights of the business calendar in Dacorum.

We worked with a variety of local business, and an exciting programme of events, workshops and networking opportunities were on offer for start-up, growing and established businesses. Topics covered included apprenticeships (Mayor Councillor David Collins and April Harbour from Atlas Copco are pictured at the apprenticeships event), EU-GDPR, tax, social media, visual merchandising and the future of retail.

Highlights from the event included inspirational sessions from the likes of Jonathan Vorss-Millins, Head of the East of England European Partnership Brussels Office, who delivered a keynote speech on the impact of Brexit on local businesses. 

Councillor Graham Sutton, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Regeneration, said: “Our high quality and diverse schedule offered a thriving hub of networking opportunities for local businesses to connect, share skills and inspire each other throughout this enterprising initiative. During the week we were able to demonstrate that businesses are flourishing in our borough and that together with our partners, we are working hard to encourage business success through the delivery of accessible, practical support and advice."

The feedback from the businesses that attended was extremely positive. Carsten Holstein, from Actinium Limited, said: “Thank you for organising the Dacorum Business Week. I attended some fantastic events and took a lot from this week. The format and the content was spot on.”

The full programme of events that ran during the week is available on our Dacorum Business Week page .