Businesses urged to take their issues to new business surgeries

DATES have been set and added to the Peterborough Business event calendar for the next three monthly business surgeries to assist established city companies to cut through the red tape and overcome those issues that are hindering their development plans.

Business can now book slots for sessions in October and November 2010. The monthly surgeries were launched last month by Peterborough City Council Leader, councillor Marco Cereste, in partnership with Opportunity Peterborough.

Councillor Cereste said: “Despite the very difficult financial climate some businesses continue to thrive and have their own expansion plans. We want to help those existing established businesses prosper and encourage entrepreneurship in the city by removing as much red tape as possible to allow this to happen.”

The sessions will be held on:

•            28 October 2010 from 12noon to 2pm at Stuart House

•            25 November 2010 from 12noon to 2pm at Stuart House

Panellists include councillors Cereste, cabinet member for business engagement Gavin Elsey and cabinet member for housing, neighbourhoods and planning Peter Hiller, city council chief executive Gillian Beasley, executive director of operations Paul Phillipson, head of planning Simon Machen and Opportunity Peterborough’s director of economic development Neil Darwin. There will also be the opportunity to have individual detailed or sensitive conversations with panellists.

To book an appointment call Sally Goulden on (01733) 452481.