NFBP – Business Support and networking in the New Forest

Business Breakfast: Sustainable Business (Thu 14 May – Beaulieu Hotel)

Renewable Energy – in addition to reducing carbon emissions, they can also save your business money, whilst at the same time, giving your business an additional 20 year (indexed to inflation) income stream.

As energy costs continue to rise and more options become available in making your business ‘sustainable’ it can be confusing to know what to do or where to turn.

Businesses are often told about the benefits of ‘selling energy back to the grid’ or to significantly reduce their energy costs but may not know what’s right for their location or equally importantly, how much it’s going to cost them. (more…)

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17th April 2015

by Matt Callaghan

Alternative Finance Business Breakfast – Thursday 16 April – Event Report

50 local businesses keen to learn about alternative business funding solutions packed the Conference Suite at Careys Manor Hotel & Senspa in Brockenhurst on Thursday 16 April. BBC South News covered the event, and will be focusing on the issues in a news feature on Tuesday April 21st April between 6.30 and 7pm.

The New Forest Business Partnership event was led by journalist David Stevenson of the Financial Times, who explored the variety of alternative routes to finance for local businesses.  Other speakers included crowd-funding specialists Syndicate Room, peer-to-peer business funding specialists FundingKnight and finance brokers Genie Lending.  Presentations covered alternative solutions to provide cash-flow funding, invoice, development, bridging and asset finance along with the associated opportunities and risks involved for business borrowers, savers and investors. (more…)

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17th April 2015

by Matt Callaghan

New Forest Business Expo – Wed 3 June (10am-4pm)

20% discount for all bookings made by 30th April (discount code: EXPOAPR).

Businesses from all sectors in the New Forest are invited to exhibit at the first New Forest Business Expo which will be based at the stunning location of Berthon adjacent to the town’s waterfront. The Expo will be a unique opportunity for local businesses to celebrate and connect with each other in a vibrant marine setting.

Non-exhibitor businesses from all economic sectors within the wider region and members of the public are invited to pre-register and visit the Expo free of charge.

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20th March 2015

by Matt Callaghan