MID Devon District Council will be hosting a Business Support Surgery to provide local businesses with valuable support and guidance this week.

The drop-in event is organised by the Council’s Revenues and Economic Development teams and will be held on Wednesday, March 20, between 4pm and 7pm at the Boniface Centre in Crediton.

Businesses from across Mid Devon are invited to attend.

The Business Support Surgery is there as a platform to provide face-to-face advice.

The businesses that pop-in have the opportunity to talk to members of staff who represent various Council teams, including business rates and economic development who can provide guidance during the evening on several opportunities.

These include but are not limited to:

• Funding Opportunities: such as town centre and business grants and promotional campaigns

• Skills and Training: opportunities for employers, including upcoming workshops at Petroc

• Business Rates: understand your current bill and find out about rate relief schemes

• Recruitment Support: book a spot on the next Mid Devon Jobs Fair held at the Tiverton Pannier Market.

Zoë Lentell, Economic Development Team Leader, said: "Following the positive feedback from businesses attending last year’s events, we look forward to hosting another Business Support Surgery in Crediton.

“This event is a great example of collaborative working and benefits our business customers. We hope businesses use this opportunity for face-to-face conversation with us and we are keen to support them with their queries."

Further business support surgeries will be held on April 23 at the New Hall in Tiverton from 4pm to 7pm, and on May 8 at The Hayridge in Cullompton from 2pm to 4.30pm.

Businesses can drop-in to the event at any point between the times advertised. Those who attend will benefit from speaking to the team on various opportunities for their business.

Mid Devon District Council encourages any businesses to go along, including new businesses or those thinking about setting up a business.

For further information, please contact: Zoë Lentell via: [email protected] .