Council hosts breakfast briefing on business support opportunities

A group of people sat around tables watching a powerpoint presentation on business support. A lady with long blonde hair is stood at the front talking through it.

Drawing in over 30 business delegates, West Lindsey District Council hosted a breakfast briefing at Market Rasen Golf Club.

The event provided an opportunity for businesses to learn about the latest initiatives and support packages available to them.

Director of Planning, Regeneration and Communities at West Lindsey District Council, Sally Grindrod-Smith welcomed the delegates to the session. She said:

“We recognise the vital role that local businesses play in driving our economy forward, and ensuring they have access to the necessary support is paramount. By fostering collaboration and providing resources, we empower our business community to thrive and contribute to the prosperity of our district.”

Businesses were given an overview of the range of business support packages and grants schemes available including farm diversification and agri tech business development.

James Makinson-Sandars Economic Growth Team Manager at West Lindsey District Council said:

“The breakfast briefing served as a valuable platform for local business to gather insight, make connections, and explore avenues for growth and development. With ongoing support and collaboration, the business community in West Lindsey is poised for further success.”

Harry Halsam the Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub Advisor for West Lindsey attended the event. Harry gives impartial advice and 1-2-1 support to businesses in West Lindsey and at the event he outlined details of several exciting specialist support programmes available, which included; digital, low carbon/energy, manufacturing and much more. He said:

“The event was an excellent opportunity to meet with businesses in West Lindsey and hear about the varied activities of businesses across a number of different sectors here today.”

Local business owner Nicky Brooksbank from The Bistro Bar and Kitchen in Market Rasen, shared her experience of receiving business support. She explained how her business had benefited and improved since engaging with the support available from Clare Bailey via West Lindsey District Council‘s bespoke business support offering. 

Helen Dunning from Bluebird Boutique in Market Rasen also attend the event. She said:  

“This is my first networking event and I have found it beneficial and enjoyable. I have made advantageous contacts this morning.”

Hayley Wallis from the Cross Keys (Gastro Pub and Tearoom) at Stow said:

“The networking element of today’s session has been the most useful to us and I have been able to make new contacts and start to explore collaboration opportunities whilst here today.”

Liza Williams from Andy’s Hospice said:

“I’ve found this morning a great opportunity to highlight the work we do. This is the first West Lindsey District Council business breakfast I have attended and I am already looking forward to the next one.”

For further information regarding other business support initiatives and grant funding, visit West Lindsey District Council Business Support and Advice.

Harry and Clare can be contacted directly at:

You can find further information about the support and resources available by Business Lincolnshire.

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