Granby Business Breakfast is talk of town

Battens Solicitors, Granby Business Breakfast, Weymotuh and Portland Chamber of Commerce

With picture showing, from left,Emma Sadiwskyj-Frewer from the Business Travel Network, Craig Oakes of Coversure insurance services, Cherise Luke-Bennett of Battens Solicitors and Bev Hepting and Rosie Barfoot from Casterbridge Speakers

Successful pitches and presentations were the talk of the latest Granby Business Breakfast at Weymouth Football Club.

Rosie Barfoot and Bev Hepting from Casterbridge Speakers gave attendees tips about how best to present their businesses and put their message across when they appeared at the monthly event.

Speakers also included Emma Sadiwskyj-Frewer from the Business Travel Network talking about funding for more sustainable business travel and Craig Oakes from Coversure insurance services as the monthly local business giving a brief overview of his services in in ‘Meet the Neighbour’.

Battens Solicitors, which has an office on the estate’s Oxford Court, launched the new Granby Business Breakfast group with Weymouth and Portland Chamber of Commerce in January of this year to boost business on and around the industrial estate.

Cherise Luke-Bennett, Senior Associate Solicitor at Battens, said: “It was great to see more new faces at another successful business breakfast. It was an interesting and enjoyable event with some very valuable advice and information from our speakers.”

Jon Dobson, who is a Senior Associate Solicitor-Advocate at Battens’ Granby office, said: “The Granby Business Breakfast is proving popular.”

“Good relationships are being forged and valuable contacts made in an informal and friendly atmosphere as business people get to know each other and what they do.”

Next Granby Business Breakfast

The next breakfast is on Tuesday April 26 from 7am to 8.30am at Weymouth Football Club with speakers and extended networking opportunities.

The presentations, to be given by Julia Cohen and Shelley Poole from Weymouth College, will concentrate on staff development and training helping maximise potential.

Julia and Shelley will give businesses information about apprenticeships following the recent National Apprenticeship Week as well as details about training courses, skills and qualifications. They will also cover funding available for employers and employees.

Cherise said: “Places are already going quickly and people are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible.”

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