Exeter Chamber of Commerce and Industry is partnering with Exeter City Council and swcomms to hold an event explaining how local organisations can benefit from up to £3,000 Broadband Connection Vouchers, currently being offered by the Government. The Broadband Connection Vouchers are part of a national scheme available in more than 50 cities across the UK, to help businesses improve their internet connectivity.
Taking place at Sandy Park on Wednesday 16 September 2015 the event is open to businesses across the city and its surrounds. The event will be a chance for businesses in the area to learn what is on offer from the voucher scheme with examples of how businesses can benefit from it, how others have used the scheme and a practical look at how other local businesses have made use of the vouchers.
Starting at 11.30am with registration, networking, reception drinks and a chance to view information from a number of Chamber members that can provide services under the voucher scheme, the event will also include lunch and presentations from Maureen Gori de Murden from Exeter City Council and Colin Woods of swcomms.
Exeter Chamber of Commerce vice president, Derek Phillips said, ‘I am sure that many businesses in Exeter will hugely value an improvement to their internet connectivity and it is hoped that by hosting this event, our members and guests from businesses in the area will have the sufficient opportunity to gather all of the information they need to take advantage of the voucher scheme.’
• 11:30am - 12:30pm - Registration, networking, reception drinks and a chance to look around the information stands
• 12:30pm - 1:10pm - Lunch & coffee
• 1:10pm - 1:50pm - Main presentations
Introduction to the voucher scheme, by Exeter City Council Senior Economy and Tourism Officer, Maureen Gori de Murden.
Presentation from swcomms' head of channel sales Colin Woods: "How business can benefit from the Broadband Connection Vouchers scheme"
How have others used the scheme? A practical look at how local businesses have made use of the voucher
Q & A hosted by Exeter Chamber with swcomms' pre sales specialist David Brace, Colin Woods and Maureen Gori de Murden
• 1:50pm - 2pm - Chamber notices
The information stands will be manned until 2:30pm should guests wish to stay and talk with any of the service providers present.
To book a place at the event please call the Chamber office on 01392 431133. The event costs £20- for members and £30 for non-members, including VAT at 20%.
Exeter Chamber of Commerce hosts monthly business networking lunches for members. Non-members wishing to attend should contact the Chamber office on 01392 431133 though spaces for non-members will be limited and on a first come, first served basis.