A business organisation committed to economic growth through co-operation between companies in Suffolk Coastal will this week unveil its new name and branding and announce a key business event.

Suffolk Coast Business has been supporting business associations with representation, advice and routes to funding whilst offering individual members regular networking opportunities and low cost skills workshops since 2009. It was previously known as Heritage Coast Market Towns Initiative.

Hot on the heels of its fresh new look the organisation has created an inspiring event for the region’s entrepreneurs. The Suffolk Coast Business Event on Wednesday 25 March will offer the best aspects of a conference with the title ‘Routes to Market’, focusing on how to generate demand for products and services. Working with private and public sector partners the day follows two successful business exhibitions in 2013 and 2014. On the programme are speaker Richard Jackson MBE, Co-founder and partner of Mancroft International and architect of The Winning Edge Programme, masterclasses in tendering, planning and market research, specialists on communicating with potential clients, help with identification of overseas opportunities and ‘meet the buyer’ stands.

Jenny Stockman is the chair of Suffolk Coast Business. She said:

“We are entering a really exciting era for Suffolk Coast Business. We now have an updated name and website and our event on 25 March is already generating a great deal of interest from sponsors and the business community. We are totally committed to driving forward the local economy so our event in March will be inspiring, practical and affordable. It is attracting delegates from all over East Suffolk business communities who want to maximise their opportunities for growth.”

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EDITOR’S NOTES

  • The Suffolk Coast Business Event is from 9am – 2pm on Wednesday 25 March at High Lodge, Hinton, Near Darsham, Suffolk IP17 3QT. Tickets for the day, including speakers, masterclasses, meet the buyer stands, coffee and lunch are £35. For more information and to book go to: suffolkcoastbusiness.co.uk
  • Twitter hashtag: #SCBE, Facebook and Linked In: Suffolk Coast Business
  • Partners and sponsors for the day include Ensors Accountants, Suffolk Coastal District Council, Federation of Small Businesses, Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, MENTA, Choose Woodbridge, Waveney Business Forum, Felixstowe Chamber of Commerce and Destination Management Organisation (DMO).
  • Delegates will also be offered the opportunity of a High Lodge shooting experience for a special discount rate.

For interviews and photographs please phone Sarah Whitelock on 07956 757375

or Jenny Stockman on 07773 328495.