Argyll Enterprise Week 2017, which runs from November 6-10, is packed with opportunities for local businesses to make connections, share experiences and increase knowledge. Building on the success of last year, it will bring together businesses, entrepreneurs, support providers and anyone with an interest in enterprise. A range of free workshops, seminars, marketplaces and networking sessions will cover key themes supporting business growth including funding, digital, international trade, tourism, food and drink, creative industries and community development. Events this year will be held in Arrochar, Campbeltown, Dunoon, Helensburgh, Inveraray, Lochgilphead and Oban.
David Smart, HIE’s head of special projects in Argyll and the Islands, said: ‘We’re excited to say that more than 200 tickets have already been booked, so we’re on course for another successful series of events. Places are filling up fast so if there is a session you think will help your business grow, we’d encourage you to book now.’
Last year, more than 400 participants representing at least 150 businesses or organisations took part in events across Argyll Enterprise Week. Attendees came from across the area including Bute, Dunoon and Tiree. In feedback 95 per cent of respondents confirmed they had learned something new, 97 per cent said they had made new connections
and 96 per cent said they had been inspired by the event, in keeping with the aim to inspire, connect and inform.
Argyll Enterprise Week is delivered in partnership by Argyll and Bute Council, Business Gateway and Highlands and Islands Enterprise along with members of the business community Argyll Enterprise Week 2017 is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 Structural Funds Programme.