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The MCMT and Buy-From, sponsored by NatWest, are hosting an unmissable day of information, advice and guidance on a range of initiatives, Government legislation and funding opportunities to help small businesses grow.

Join us for nine inspirational keynote speakers, dynamic networking and tours of the brand new MCMT facility.

Planned Programme

11:00am-1:00pm – Network and Affiliate Expo (including lunch)
1:00pm-4:30pm – Conference: Accelerating SME Business Growth in Shropshire

• Welcome: Louise Welsby (Buy-From)
• Opening address: To be confirmed
• LEP Focus and Growth in Shropshire: Gill Hamer (LEP Chair)
• Shropshire Business Board: Mandy Thorn (Business Board Chair)
• Shropshire Council Economic Growth Plan and the SME Economy in Shropshire: Gemma Davies (Shropshire Council)
• SME Business Funding in Shropshire: Amy Farley (Marches Growth Hub)
• The MCMT and Incubator Opportunity: Matthew Snelson (MCMT)
• Tea and Coffee Break
• Entrepreneurship and Innovation: John Rainford
• GDPR and Implications for SMEs: FBC Manby Bowdler, CSCM IT Solutions and I-Secured
• Buy-From and Closing Address: Graeme Christie (CEO Brightcore)

• Further networking opportunities – close @ 5:30pm.