Chance for businesses to learn more about funding

By a County Press reporter

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


FUNDING opportunities for businesses will be on the agenda at a meeting organised by Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner and the Island Business Forum.

It follows the recent announcement of the Southampton and Portsmouth City Deal, which is designed to help create more than 17,000 jobs in the cities and boost the Solent region.

Further funding is also available through the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Mr Turner said: "I know many Island businesses, particularly the smaller ones, feel they don’t know enough about the support available from the government.

"I wanted to organise a meeting, open to all, to help get that information across. There will be presentations about how the Island can benefit from the City Deal and other funding streams which Island businesses could benefit from."

Forum chairman Ian Jenkins said: "There is no charge to be involved in the forum, and part of our strength is that all the existing business organisations are also involved."

The meeting will take place on May 6, at 11.30am, at the Riverside Centre. All Island businesses are welcome.


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by Mat Thomas

16th April 2014, at 14:57:55

Mr Turner, do you not know what a City Deal is yet? And you are our MP!

The dead line for the nomenclature runs out in July, why do you tell Harry Rees to lobby the LEP when they are combining their votes against the IOW? You need to do your job and challenge Cable and Fallon and tell them to follow EU rules. The fiddles are on, stand up for your constituency!

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by Derek Tyler

16th April 2014, at 12:14:30

Mr Turner, you should be going to Mr Fallon (Minister BIS and Minister for Portsmouth)or his boss Vince Cable and the Solent LEP for Fair Funding for the Isle Of Wight!

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