The event took place in the Enterprise Hub at Vantage Point Business Village, Micheldean, and a number of points were made:
Neil Ricketts from local firm Versarien supported the evening as the Forest of Dean board member for the Gloucestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, which supports the new county-wide “Growth Hub” services. Neil added further insights to Miranda Jenkins’ presentation about the services offered by the Growth Hub . He offered to go with local entrepreneurs to the Growth Hub HQ in Gloucester to support their request for whatever support they felt they needed, and to talk about future use of the Enterprise Hub premises in Mitcheldean also.
One first-time attendee at the alumni event felt he had got £10,000 worth of value out of the evening, not just through the link to the Growth Hub, but also knowledge of opportunities available through Business Wales to bordering counties, and through meeting another entrepreneur who would carry out some work for him!
The evening included refreshments, and the next event will be on Wednesday 21st January when there will be a presentation on finding sources of funding, and a “market place” for people to show their goods and services.