Google and Microsoft to visit Ely for East Cambs Business Boost 2017

Friday 6 October 2017

Global giants, Google and Microsoft, will be in Ely on 10 November to talk to local businesses for the first East Cambs Business Boost event.

East Cambs Business Boost 2017, organised by East Cambridgeshire District Council’s Enterprise East Cambridgeshire team, The Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP, Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses, takes place at The Maltings in Ely. It is a free event bringing together up to 200 small and medium-sized businesses from across the region.

The event will consist of networking, business support clinics headed up by Signpost 2 Grow (the LEP’s free business signposting service) and exhibitors. In addition, keynote speakers, Microsoft and Google, will deliver engaging and insightful sales and marketing masterclasses to help local businesses boost their activities. The event will be opened by Lucy Frazer MP with James Palmer, Mayor of Peterborough and Cambridgeshire, also speaking.

Councillor Steve Cheetham, Service Delivery Champion for Economic Development at East Cambridgeshire District Council, says: “East Cambridgeshire is one of the fastest growing regional economies outside London, attracting investment and a diverse portfolio of industries and business opportunities. East Cambs Business Boost is a new format agreed with a diverse range of local businesses and partners. It is targeted at small to medium-size enterprises and is hoped to be the first of series of events aimed at boosting further growth opportunities in our region. We are delighted that Google and Microsoft will be joining us, this is a real opportunity for SMEs to take their business to the next level. We’d like to thank our main sponsor, Bridge Fibre as well as event sponsors Grovemere Property, PEM, Natwest, Ellgia Recycling and Premier Signs for their excellent support. This is a business event not to be missed.”

East Cambs Business Boost 2017 takes place at The Maltings, Ship Lane, Ely on Friday 10 November from 9.00am-2.00pm. The event is free but attendance is by ticket only and numbers are limited.

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