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Inspiring speakers at Rushcliffe Business Partnership Showcase

3 November 2017

Inspiring speakers ensured Rushcliffe’s biggest annual business event proved as popular as ever on Wednesday (November 1) to hundreds of businesses from across the region.

Rushcliffe Borough Council Leader Cllr Simon Robinson talked growth together with some engaging guests as over 180 enterprises attended The Rushcliffe Business Partnership Showcase at the British Geological Survey in Keyworth.

They included current The Apprentice 2017 candidate and local business owner Elizabeth McKenna who gave an insight into what makes a business successful and the role that small businesses have to play as the backbone of the economy.

Defence National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC) Ambassador and athlete Luke Wigman then inspired event goers with his story of recovering from the severe injuries he sustained after stepping on a hidden device on a second tour of Afghanistan.

After multiple operations and years of painstaking physiotherapy and rehabilitation his commitment was rewarded with gold medals at the Invictus Games, prompting delegates to raise over £200 for the charity on the day.

Cllr Robinson said: “This was another successful event that highlighted our priority to develop growth and support local businesses in Rushcliffe.

“Some first class speakers inspired business leaders and owners to grow and the extensive opportunities for businesses to build relationships showed the event’s ever increasing reputation.

“The volume of businesses that attended showed again we are committed to nurturing business growth and ensuring businesses maximise opportunities to make connections that can truly benefit their enterprise.”

Cllr Andy Edyvean, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Economy and Business welcomed delegates to the afternoon’s proceedings after John Collins, Chair of the Rushcliffe Business Partnership, initially welcomed delegates to the day.

They also heard from Lee Callender from East Midlands Chamber and D2N2 Growth Hub on the crucial preparations businesses require for the new General Data Protection Regulations that come into force from next May.

Meanwhile Ross Davies, Director of Strafe Creative, concluded speeches with some top digital marketing tips in his engaging session.