The regional development agency – SEEDA – are responsible for the publicly funded Business Link service across the south east and the contracts with the current providers expire in 2010. They are taking this opportunity to consult interested parties on what the service should look like post 2010.
The consultation document proposes four clear aims for the service but asks for the views of stakeholders, especially businesses, about whether the aims are fight and how they will be achieved.
The fours aims are: -
- More businesses being established and better survival rates
- More business improving their performance via business support of all kinds including public and privately funded
- More under-represented groups starting businesses e.g. women and BME community
- High growth potential businesses being supported to increase their productivity and reach new markets.
The consultation period ends on 14th November and the full documentation can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.
The Economic Partnership will be responding to the consultation and hosted a joint consultation event with SEEDA on 16th November.
Business Support Consultation 2008 documents
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