Get involved in Lanarkshire Business Week

Whether you’re a start up, growing or established business, give it a boost and get involved in Lanarkshire Business Week 2017.

The week runs from February 27 to March 3, and will kick off with an event hosted by Skills Development Scotland, for employers of all sizes to inform them of developments and opportunities with the Apprenticeship Family. This event will take place at CMS Innovation Centre in Castlecary.

On Wednesday, 1 March, the Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility will again host the Lanarkshire Business Show. With more than 100 exhibitors already booked to attend, this is one of the biggest B2B events in Scotland.  Last year the show was a sell out with 600 delegates and this year is shaping up exceed this.

The following day, the annual business conference will take place at the beautifully renovated Crossbasket Castle Hotel in Blantyre.  The theme, Business Opportunities in a Changing World will explore the challenges and opportunities for stimulating innovation, inward investment, economic growth and international trade in today’s world.

Further highlights of the weeks free events include a series of workshops run by Business Gateway Lanarkshire.  Businesses will also discover opportunities to grow their business beyond Scotland at a lunch and learn forum hosted by Scottish Development International at Double Tree by Hilton Strathclyde.

Scottish Enterprise and Visit Lanarkshire will host an Innovation Workshop and the opportunity to hear from business experts in Accessible Tourism at the Alona Hotel.

The week culminates with the Lanarkshire Business Excellence Awards, now in its 24th year, sponsored by Choose Lanarkshire and hosted jointly by North and South Lanarkshire Councils, the awards are the highlight of the Lanarkshire business calendar and are supported by a number of local businesses.

Winners of each category will be announced at the Awards ceremony and dinner on the Friday night with around 475 guests from businesses of all sizes and across all sectors at the Motherwell Concert Hall.

Cllr Allan Graham, regeneration convener, North Lanarkshire Council said, “Attending Lanarkshire Business Week offers local businesses a fantastic opportunity to inform and to benefit their business.  The week offers visitors not only access to advice and resources from influential speakers that will help businesses grow and develop but also shows Lanarkshire as a flourishing area and an excellent place to do business.

Cllr Chris Thompson, Chair of Enterprises Resources at South Lanarkshire Council echoed Cllr Grahams comments, “Aside from showcasing the best the county has to offer to commercial enterprise, Business Week celebrates unique cross-boundary collaboration between two of Scotland’s largest local authorities – North and South Lanarkshire Councils.  There are no boundaries in Lanarkshire when it comes to business.”

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