Business angels to descend on town for event

Just over half the tickets for the 2018 Berwick Investors Conference have now been taken by companies from both sides of the border.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 16 February, 2018, 09:56
Berwick Investors Conference.

Capacity at Berwick town hall is limited to 100 and already there have been 56 sign-ups.

Fourteen business advice firms are coming, seeking Berwick companies who need venture capital, advice on Government and EU grants as well as general business support.

Sponsorship amounting to £2,700 has also been pledged to help run the event.

Councillors and officers from Berwick and the wider Northumberland and Scottish Borders area are also due to attend, along with representatives from Herriot Watt University in Edinburgh and Teesside University.

“Business Angels are looking for new investment opportunities in Berwick,” said Mayor Gregah Roughhead. “The town council is pleased to have played a key role in building an environment for business in the town along with our partners such as Northumberland County Council.”

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A town council spokesman added: “The Berwick Investors Conference is an established annual event. Berwick is open for business, and has the skills, expertise and drive to create new jobs and promote economic growth.”

The Berwick Neighbourhood Plan has identified a mood change in the town, and is recommending that land be allocated to support new businesses that are coming to Berwick.

The Berwick Investors Conference with Venturefest Finance Camp will take place on Thursday, March 22, at the Guildhall. Free tickets are available on Eventbrite or by email application to the town council.

Sponsors are: Department for International Trade; Innovation Supernetwork; Northumberland County Council/Arch; Enterprise Europe Network; Innovate UK; Teesside University; Northumberland Business Support Ltd; Transmit Startups; and Berwick Town Council. For more information, contact Berwick Town Council.