Expert speakers lined up for follow-up conference

An agenda featuring expert speakers has now been finalised for Berwick's next business conference.

Thursday, 5th January 2017, 09:10 am
Updated Monday, 9th January 2017, 12:11 pm
Eric Goodyer welcomes delegates to last year's Berwick Investors Conference and business networking event at the Town Hall.

The event, being organised on behalf of Berwick Town Council, takes place in the Guildhall on Thursday, March 23.

It has already attracted £1,900 of sponsorship from the North East, UK Government and the EU but there is space still for exhibitors and two-minute elevator slots open to anyone in Berwick who wants to promote their business.

Cllr Eric Goodyer said: “Berwick upon Tweed, Bridging Northern England and Scotland, is growing fast, and attracting inward investment from large and small companies alike.

“Our heritage, architectural and natural assets underpin our strong tourist industry, making Berwick the gateway to Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. It should therefore come as no surprise that Berwick also hosts a small and developing cluster of companies engaged in low carbon and sustainable build technologies, and that is one focus of our next investors conference.

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“Tourism is part of the wider need to develop new export markets for post-Brexit UK, and to help build international trade links. With the benefit of hosting England’s most northerly working estuary port, good connectivity to Scotland via the A1, and having the only coastal high speed rail service in Northumberland, Berwick is well placed as a manufacturing and exporting town. This is evidenced by the presence of three major food processing companies, complemented by a large number of regional specialist food and drink producers. To highlight these economic assets the second session at the conference will focus on international trade, regional food and tourism.”