Tuesday, 29 November 2016 00:00

First Ready for Growth Business Event a Great Success

Written by  Leanne Castle
Rate this item
(1 Vote)
Carole Burman of MAD-HR Carole Burman of MAD-HR

Genix, the business support agency hosted its first Ready for Growth seminar in Norfolk on 23rd November. Held at the Scarborough Hill Country Inn, North Walsham the event attracted a wide range of business owners, eager to gain ideas on how to expand and grow.

Sponsor and Genix Patron, Neil Burr of Designtec, a web design company based near Norwich gave a presentation on the importance of keywords to gain traffic and sales.  Keynote speaker Claire Brooks, managing director of Box-it East talked about how the document storage company has achieved significant growth over the past ten years and her plans for the business going forward. Claire explained the importance of employing the right people and planning your marketing to increase turnover.

Carole Burman from MAD HR the ‘Making a Difference’ HR company provided the audience with a clear explanation of how to attract, retain and manage employees to gain the most benefit to a business’s growth. Stuart Swanson of Larking Gowen Chartered Accountant, also a Genix Patron supplied his entertaining thoughts on ways to manage cash flow and fund growth during a period of expansion.

Teresa Logan from Genix, who organised the morning seminar said, “North Norfolk District Council has commissioned us to provide events to inspire business owners to consider ways to grow. Small businesses can have a huge, positive impact on the local economy by increasing employment opportunities and the prosperity of the area and our aim is to highlight ways this can be achieved with talks, advice and business courses.

“I’m very grateful to all our speakers and panel who gave a wide view of what is possible and how growth can be achieved in a sustainable and manageable way. My thanks to Designtec whose sponsorship enabled us to make this a free event to attend.  We look forward to hosting further seminars during 2017.”

Cllr Nigel Dixon, North Norfolk District Council’s Cabinet Member for Business and Economic Development, said: “We are pleased our first Ready for Growth event has been a success. It’s vital small businesses are actively encouraged to reach their full potential and we hope these seminars can pool knowledge and learning in a way that helps to remove barriers to growth and inspire Norfolk’s businessmen and women to take their work to the next level.”

Genix’s business adviser provides free, impartial, confidential business advice meetings in Cromer and Fakenham, and the next date is on the 6th December.  Bookings can be made at www.genix.org.uk

Business skills courses are available in Cromer, Norwich and Fakenham and include titles such as The Essentials of Email Marketing, Being an Employer, Understanding Profit and Loss and Balance Sheets, Book Keeping and Business Planning.  All the sessions are subsidised by Genix and cost just £30 each and are available to book at www.genix.org.uk or by calling 0800 096 3013.


Neil Burr of Designtec

Read 1008 times Last modified on Wednesday, 30 November 2016 20:45

Related items

  • North Norfolk’s Cromer Pier – the show goes on!

    A new 10 year management contract to run Cromer Pier, one of the nation’s most iconic seaside structures, has been awarded by Pier owners, North Norfolk District Council, to Openwide.

    The celebrated and award winning Grade II Listed Pier which has been described as ‘fabulously English’ has become a national treasure and a ‘gem of the Norfolk coast’ since it was built in 1901.

    Playing host to the world’s only remaining full season End of the Pier Show, the 495 ft long Pier has claimed its fair share of awards through the years, kick-started many entertainment careers and provided a stunning backdrop to numerous films and productions.

  • NNDC releases prestigious awards shortlist of 2017 design heroes

    The Graham Allen Award is presented annually by NNDC to the project considered to make the most significant contribution to the built environment within the district.

    Cllr Sue Arnold, Cabinet Member for Planning said: “The standard of entries this year has been excellent yet again.“The shortlist covers such a range of tremendously interesting design projects each with very strong specific merits. “Each one of them makes a great contribution to our built environment and to the high standard of the Graham Allen Awards.”

  • Holt Country Park, Sadler’s Wood and Pretty Corner Woods among UK's best open spaces

    Holt Country Park, Sadler’s Wood, near North Walsham, and Pretty Corner Woods, near Sheringham, have again been named amongst the best open spaces in the UK, winning the right to fly the prestigious Green Flag for 2017/18.

    This is the thirteenth year in a row that Holt Country Park has been able to fly the Green Flag, which denotes a welcoming, safe, clean and well-managed site.

    The award demands year-on-year improvement for the status to be retained.

  • Cromer sea-life mural completed

    A large sea-life mural surrounding the new Cromer West Prom play area has been finished.

    The 26m-long mural has been painted on the walls around the recently opened shipwreck play area. It depicts underwater flora and fauna local to North Norfolk’s coast, including seals, fish and seaweed.

    The new mural is part of North Norfolk District Council’s £1m Cromer West Prom investment that includes the recently opened ‘futureproofed’ catering kiosk, toilets and showers, as well as the play area, that can all be craned to higher ground in the event of a storm surge.

  • A Summer of Sporting Activities in North Norfolk

    Archery, street dance, multi-sports and football among a wide range of sports and activities on offer for youngsters this summer 

    A huge range of children's activities will be on offer at North Norfolk District Council-managed community sports centres during the Summer school holidays.

    The sessions will offer healthy and fun activities for youngsters aged between 4 and 12.