Penelope takes to the road with The Great British Business Roadshow
Penelope, the virtual phone system for small businesses created by telephone answering specialist Moneypenny has announced its partnership with ‘Get Growing’ The Great British Business Roadshow.
Penelope has joined forces with partners from a range of business sectors, in the initiative backed by the Department for Business Innovation & Skills, to help small businesses act more strategically in their approach to growth. In a series of events between April and November, the Roadshows will offer valuable ‘know how’ along with practical solutions to encourage business owners to find time to work on their business as well as in it.
Here’s the full list of events that are taking place:
- 12th May – Cambridge, The Hauser Forum
- 12th June 2014 – Birmingham, Innovation Campus
- June 2014 – Liverpool, Liverpool Central Library
- June 2014 – Sheffield
- 23rd July 2014 – Cardiff, Digital Cardiff Showcase
- 24th July 2014 – Bristol, The Bristol SETsquared Centre
- July 2014 – Brighton
- 8th October 2014 – Newcastle, City Library
- October 2014 – Edinburgh
- 20th November 2014 – Canterbury, ABode Hotel
Stephanie Vaughan Jones, Channel Manager at Penelope and Moneypenny, who will be giving a presentation at all the Roadshow workshops at venues up and down the UK, enjoyed the first event. She said: “We are delighted to be a partner in ‘Get Growing’. There was a great buzz about it and it was fantastic to see so many like-minded people with interesting ideas on how to grow a small business. I am looking forward to the next sessions and to meeting more wonderful people from growing businesses who are helping to put the great into Great Britain.”
Skills and Enterprise Minister Matthew Hancock says: “Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy and it is essential they are given the right advice and guidance for them to start-up and scale up. It is an important part of our long term economic plan that we provide them with the right environment to make the most of their ambition and aspiration. The Great Business Roadshow will mean that the country’s leading small business experts will be on hand throughout the country to provide insights on how to help your business grow.”