Monday 5th September 2011
Plymouth City Council have developed an initiative to bring free technology advice to small businesses in Plymouth and surrounding areas.
Plymouth Business Constellation is a one-stop shop for Council-owned premises and as well as looking after over 400 tenants in shops, business and science parks, the team offers support to businesses.
The team is now offering seminars as part of an initiative which taps into local expertise to share knowledge and access free advice, and have chosen Westbrook Communications as their partner to bring IT advice to businesses taking part in the scheme.
Sharon Shaw, Head of Sales and Marketing at Westbrook Communications said "We are extremely happy that we have been chosen by Plymouth City Council to offer our expertise and give support to our fellow local businesses. There is so much that small business owners can do to develop via the appropriate use of technology and we're looking forward to sharing our knowledge as part of the this exciting initiative'.
Councillor Ted Fry, Cabinet Member for Planning, Strategic Housing and Economic Development said. "We want to be more than just a landlord and to ensure that all our businesses have as much opportunity to develop and flourish as possible.
"There is a wealth of expertise in the city and this is a great chance for companies to share tips and information. This will benefit the city's economy as a whole as well as improve performance and potentially profit of individual businesses".
The first event is a seminar at City Business Park on Wednesday 14th September at 6pm. Westbrook Communications will be on hand to offer free advice and tips to all delegates on all aspects of their IT systems and how to use IT to bring added benefits to their businesses. Adrian Saunders of Plymouth based media company, DV8 Media will also be there to deliver information on website strategy for SME's.
Businesses with less than 25 employees can register for the seminar by calling 01752 306000.