Tower Hamlets Mayor’s Business Forum provides support to local businesses

Local entrepreneurs and business owners are being given the chance to network and tell the council how it can help to further boost trade in the borough.
The Tower Hamlets Mayor’s Business Forum will be held for a second year, at Tobacco Dock, Wapping, on October 28, 2014.
The Forum is part of the council’s enterprise strategy, which sets out the council’s approach to economic growth and development across the borough.
Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman said: “Tower Hamlets has one of the most dynamic local economies in the country. But we also have the potential to grow and develop further.
“Events like the Business Forum provide a platform to facilitate discussion with local businesses and identify new ways to boost our economic successes.”
Deputy Mayor of Tower Hamlets and Cabinet Member for Economic Development (Jobs, Skills and Enterprise), Oliur Rahman said: “The business community in Tower Hamlets is already strong, and we want to do all we can to support them.
“The Mayor’s Business Forum gives us the chance to listen to what local businesses need, and tailor our enterprise strategy towards additional local growth.”
In addition to the Forum, support for local businesses from the council currently includes:
new grants of up to £3,000 to help local businesses with internet costs;
free access to Skillsmatch, a recruitment service for businesses across London;
free attendance to the council’s successful jobs fairs, which are regularly organised across the borough
Places at the Mayor’s Business Forum are free for businesses in Tower Hamlets and the surrounding areas, but places must be booked in advance.
To book a place, or for more information, please contact: business.forum@towerhamlets.gov.uk or 020 7364 4458.

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