C4B – Business News and Events update
This year in the Canterbury district will see many events celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, London Olympics, Paralympics as well as the annual coastal festivals. To help local businesses to learn more and become involved Canterbury City Council’s Local Economy team have posted important information on their webpage regarding such events and business opportunities. For more information visit www.business.canterbury.gov.uk
Olympic torch visits the Canterbury District
On the 19th July 2012 the Olympic torch will pass through the Canterbury district, whilst this is an exciting event there is no doubt some questions local businesses will have either to become more involved or learn about how this event may have an affect or impact on businesses. Canterbury City Council’s Local Economy team have posted information on their website www.business.canterbury.gov.uk that will hopefully provide you with important information and guidance.
New StartUp Loan Scheme Launched
An £82.5 million StartUp Loan scheme has been launched by the Government for young people aged 18–24 years.
Young people looking for support and finance through the StartUp loans can register at www.startuploans.co.uk or http://businessinyou.bis.gov.uk/ where they will receive regular updates and information, including information on new delivery partners.
StartUp Britain will be working with a range of partners throughout the summer to raise awareness of this support, including a UK bus tour with business mentors on board, and events in towns and cities around the country
Make Kent quicker! Message from Dawn Hudd
Kent local authorities are committed to securing better broadband for businesses and communities in the county. The ambition is for 90 per cent of homes and businesses to have superfast broadband access by 2015, and for everyone to have access to a service of at least 2mb. Kent County Council and the government are investing over £20 million to help make this happen.
However, to achieve these ambitions, broadband providers are needed to invest. This requires KCC to demonstrate the demand for better broadband. The greater the demand, the more broadband providers will be prepared to invest in Kent. It only takes five minutes to register your demand and it could make a great difference, so please register now and encourage your neighbours to get involved as well.
Please register by visiting www.makekentquicker.com