Business partnership comes to Daventry

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A REGIONAL enterprise partnership is kicking off a series of meetings with businesses in Daventry.

The South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) is starting its series of meetings with businesses on the SE Midlands plan for growth in Daventry, Northamptonshire.

At the Daventry event businesses will be brought up to speed with SEMLEP’s Business Plan and will be invited to make contributions to it. They will also learn about SEMLEP’s other initiatives to support businesses in the area.

Dr Ann Limb, the chairman of SEMLEP, said: “The SE Midlands LEP (SEMLEP) is a part of a nationwide network of private sector led bodies designed to promote sustainable economic growth on a significant local scale.

“Our business plan shows how we can do this by working closely with the local authorities across our region to maximise the use of resources and to leverage funding.

“The board of SEMLEP is keen to listen to businesses and by taking account of their needs, we hope to increase our ability to make a difference for the area.

“We are delighted to begin our series of local meetings in Daventry. Over the years, Daventry has shown itself to be a place which understand the benefits of growth in providing better jobs and services for local people, including the exciting iCon building in which this event will take place.”

Cllr Chris Millar, leader of Daventry District Council, said: “We are pleased to welcome this important meeting to Daventry.

“Daventry still has a strong manufacturing base which exports across the world and a diverse range of other businesses. I would encourage as many local businesses as possible to come along to the meeting.”

The Daventry meeting will be held at the iCon Environmental Sustainability Centre, Eastern Way, Daventry NN11 0QB – www.icon-innovation.co.uk from 2pm to 4pm on Thursday, January 19.