STIRLING BUSINESS MONTH 2019 - THE HIGHLIGHTS
Following another successful Stirling Business Month, Jenn McArthur, Marketing Manager at STEP fills us in on the highlights from the month long programme of business events.
Opening Conference – The Hot Topics
Over 50 businesses joined us for Stirling Business Months’ opening conference to hear about the hot topics affecting Stirling throughout 2019.
Sponsored by FSB , who offer their members a wide range of business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in Government, Hisashi Kuboyama, Development Manager – West of Scotland started the event off with a focus on procurement.
Public sector spending in local firms in Scotland currently sits at 27% whereas in Stirling it is 18%. FSB is helping to lobby the Scottish Government to focus on procurement being more accessible to local small firms.
Next up Steve MacDonald, Team Leader, Economic Development at Stirling Council gave attendees an overview of what economic development activities are taking place in 2019 to help grow the local economy.
After a quick refreshment break businesses heard from Cityfibre on the latest going ons in the Gigabit city project. Scottish Enterprise also gave an update on Brexit and how businesses should be preparing.
Some feedback from the event:
Google Garage Part 1 & 2
Meet Your MSP and MP
In partnership with the FSB businesses had the opportunity to meet Bruce Crawford MSP to discuss local business matters.
Later in the Month businesses were also given the opportunity to have a Q&A and discussion with MP Stephen Kerr.
Some Feedback from these events:
Rural Tourism Forum
At every Stirling Business Month we host a rural based event. At this years event we were excited to help launch the Dymen Hub at their first event.
Some Feedback from the event:
Employers Engagement Forum
To close Stirling Business Month the last event with over 70 businesses booked took place at Forth Valley College and was sponsored by Balfour Beatty. The event was focused on supporting employers to hirie, upskill and retain staff in Stirling and the Forth Valley area.
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Stirling Business Month 2020
We are currently making plans for a bigger and business Stirling Business Month May 2020. Please keep an eye on our events page for events to appear and if you have any suggestions for themes or speakers you would like to see please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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