Inaugural Business Week launches in King’s Lynn



Inaugural Business Week launches in King’s Lynn

Discover King’s Lynn (King’s Lynn BID) launch King’s Lynn’s first ever ‘Business Week’

The event, which runs from 15-18th October will see Discover King’s Lynn, the Business Improvement District for King’s Lynn organise the first ever business week for the town.

The week is set to be an annual celebration of all things business; celebrating the diverse range of high quality services, skills, expertise, talent and entrepreneurship that exists in our town and offering inspiring and informative workshops, B2B networking opportunities and a chance for our professional services to showcase their offer to customers at a Meet the Experts event on Tuesday 16th October.

Sessions throughout the week include opportunities for free training around Cloud accounting with SAGE Software, wellness in the workplace, how to make the most of LinkedIn, protecting your business against cybercrime, Employee Engagement, plus talks around the regeneration of King’s Lynn and a highly engaging and practical session from Matt Sykes around understanding how people want to buy.

BID Manager Vicky Etheridge commented, we have a wide range of activities scheduled throughout the week so whether you are looking for practical advice for your business, how to improve your sales pitch or tips on wellbeing at work, there is something for everyone – she continued, sessions are free but must be booked in advance.

She continues, on 16th October we are looking forward to welcoming members of the public to Alive Corn Exchange for our ‘Meet the Experts’ event. This is a great opportunity for the public and other businesses in the Borough to find the right professional to suit their needs, whether that is legal advice, financial or tax advice, marketing and PR, it is also an opportunity to gather valuable information and advice from organisations like the Dept. for Work and Pensions / Job Centre, The Borough & County Councils, New Anglia Local Enterprise Company and the College of West Anglia apprenticeship team just to name a few.

The week rounds off with a trio of speakers at ‘The debating chamber” and will include talks from local businessman Simon Ring of Ring Associates, on his experience from 18 years of trade in King’s Lynn. He will be joined by Chris Scargill from Larking Gowen with statistics and insights into the value of tourism to our local economy and the formidable Wayne Hemingway who will share his insights from his journey from fashion designer to placemaking and coastal regeneration.

Chairman of Discover King’s Lynn Darren Taylor said “We are delighted to be organising our first Business Week for the town. King’s Lynn has a vast amount of professional services and the event is designed to showcase this, but also to offer opportunities to broaden knowledge bases and network with industry colleagues