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Inaugural Business Week launches in King’s Lynn

Business week 15th-18th october 2018

Published: Wednesday, 3rd October 2018

Discover King’s Lynn (King’s Lynn BID) launch King’s Lynn’s first ever ‘Business Week’

The event, which runs from 15-18 October will see Discover King’s Lynn, the Business Improvement District for King’s Lynn organise the first ever business week for the town.

The week is set to be an annual celebration of all things business; celebrating the diverse range of high quality services, skills, expertise, talent and entrepreneurship that exists in our town and offering inspiring and informative workshops, B2B networking opportunities and a chance for our professional services to showcase their offer to customers at a Meet the Experts event on Tuesday 16 October.

Sessions throughout the week include opportunities for free training around Cloud accounting with SAGE Software, wellness in the workplace, how to make the most of LinkedIn, protecting your business against cybercrime, Employee Engagement, plus talks around the regeneration of King’s Lynn and a highly engaging and practical session from Matt Sykes around understanding how people want to buy.

BID Manager Vicky Etheridge commented: "We have a wide range of activities scheduled throughout the week so whether you are looking for practical advice for your business, how to improve your sales pitch or tips on wellbeing at work, there is something for everyone. Sessions are free but must be booked in advance.

She continues: "On 16 October we are looking forward to welcoming members of the public to Alive Corn Exchange for our ‘Meet the Experts’ event. This is a great opportunity for the public and other businesses in the borough to find the right professional to suit their needs, whether that is legal advice, financial or tax advice, marketing and PR; it is also an opportunity to gather valuable information and advice from organisations like the Department for Work and Pensions, the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, Norfolk County Council, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, and the College of West Anglia apprenticeship team, just to name a few."

The week rounds off with a trio of speakers at ‘The debating chamber”: local businessman Simon Ring of Ring Associates, on his experience from 18 years of trade in King’s Lynn, Chris Scargill from Larking Gowen with statistics and insights into the value of tourism to our local economy, and the formidable Wayne Hemingway who will share his insights from his journey from fashion designer to placemaking and coastal regeneration.

Chairman of Discover King’s Lynn, Darren Taylor, said: “We are delighted to be organising our first Business Week for the town. King’s Lynn has a vast amount of professional services and the event is designed to showcase this, but also to offer opportunities to broaden knowledge bases and network with industry colleagues."


Why People Don't Buy - How to Sell Yourself & Your Business - Matt Sykes
Monday 15 October
7:30am, King's Lynn Town Hall

Cloud Accounting with SAGE Software
Monday 15 October
5:30pm, Yours Business Network

Employee Engagement with Cassandra Andrews
Tuesday 16 October
7:30am, Alive Corn Exchange

Meet the Experts
Tuesday 16 October
9am-2pm, Alive Corn Exchange

The Regeneration of King's Lynn
Tuesday 16 October
5:30pm, St Nicholas Chapel

Protecting Your Business Against Cybercrime
Wednesday 17 October
7:30am, Yours Business Network

Making the Most of LinkedIn
Wednesday 17 October
4:30pm, Yours Business Network

King's Lynn Cocktail Evening with Norfolk Chamber
Wednesday 17 October
6-8pm, Bank House Hotel

Wellbeing in the Workplace
Thursday 18 October
7:30am, Yours Business Network

The Debating Chamber
Thursday 18 October
5:30pm, Dukes Head Hotel

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