Business Innovation Workshop arrives in Oswestry.

Businesses across Shropshire, Herefordshire, Staffordshire and Worcestershire can find out how they could innovate and take their business forward at an event next week in Oswestry.

‘Innovation: common sense but not common practice’ event organised by University of Wolverhampton  in partnership with Shropshire Council  is being hosted at the Council Chamber, Castle View offices, Oswestry on Friday 6 June from 8am to 10.30 am.

This Breakfast workshop is free and aimed at Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) operating within the four areas that supply goods and services mainly to other businesses.

Businesses will be able to find out from Alan Ward, Director of Innovation School Limited, what innovation vs invention is and how small changes can make an impact on your business performance.

Also presenting will be Helen Hunter-Hayes, the Eureka! Moment Project Manager who will explain how your business can benefit from the free support and grants available through this new project.

The free event is one of many ‘The Eureka! Moment ‘workshops held across the region as part of The European Funded, Eureka! Moment Project.  The information workshops are open to SME’s across the four authority areas that supply goods and services directly to other businesses.  The workshops are designed to help owners and managers  think differently about their business; be more competitive in their market, and win (and more importantly, keep) new customers.

Councillor Keith Barrow, Leader of Shropshire Council said;

“As a council we are always looking for ways to support and enable local businesses to grow, perform well and become more competitive and to satisfy the changing needs of customers.

“The Eureka! Moment workshops are fantastic news for small businesses in Oswestry and Shropshire as a whole by providing assistance to businesses whose access to other initiatives is limited, and help them grow.

“I would strongly encourage as many small or medium sized businesses to come along to this really informative event.”

Councillor Steve Charmley, Cabinet Member for Business Growth at Shropshire Council added;

The European Funded, Eureka! Moment project is another great example of how we can support local businesses to grow and flourish. The breakfast workshop will include a briefing on the Eureka Moment! Project, future workshops and free consultancy, as well as opportunities to apply for grant finance to support your business innovation.

“If you’re a small or medium sized business, come along and see how hugely beneficial these workshops can be to help improve and grow your business.”

Following the workshop, businesses will benefit from a free business performance review by the University of Wolverhampton, to assist them in identifying improvement projects and priority/impact plans. Revenue grants are also available to assist with the implementation cost of recommendations to improve business performance.

Councillor Peter Cherrington, local member for Oswestry East also commented saying;

“I feel any help which would be beneficial to small businesses is worth investigation.   I do wish the event all the very best and hope a large number of SME's attend with ideas taken on board.”

To book your place click here http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/innovation-common-sense-but-not-common-practice-tickets-11315044603

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