Date: 23rd February 2016
Location: The Fusilier Museum, Moss Street, Bury, BL9 0DF
Time: 8:00am - 10:00am
Theme: Business Strategy, Open new markets & Export, Start a business
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We're delighted to invite you to the first 'Helping Your Business Grow' breakfast event of 2016, part of our series of events which feature guest speakers from growing Greater Manchester businesses and partner organisations. The first in the series this year, will take place in Bury on 23rd February and will feature guest speaker Paul Harrison, Finance Director at Bury based business Melba Swintex, who will talk about his business journey and the company's plans for further expansion.
Hilary Centeleghe, Senior Growth Manager at Business Growth Hub will outline the different types of support available from the Hub and Bury Council will explain how they work closely together to support the growth plans of local businesses.
Paul Harrison, Finance Director, Melba Swintex
Paul trained as a Chartered Accountant with Touche Ross in Manchester during the 1980s and has spent the last 20 years working as a finance director in the plastics manufacturing industry.
He joined Bury-based Melba Swintex in 2008 and has helped secure the company’s position as the UK leader in traffic management products such as barriers, cones and speed ramps.
Having weathered the economic recession, the business is now working on developing international markets and bringing a raft of new products to market.
Paul will share how working closely with the Business Growth Hub has helped to support the company’s growth. Over the past year the partnership has seen the business develop new agreements with two of the region’s universities, secure R&D funding and complete an energy efficiency audit, as well as looking to break into international markets with a new export strategy.
08:00am Arrival and Refreshments
08:30am Welcome and Introductions - Hilary Centeleghe, Senior Growth Manager, Business Growth Hub
08:35am Business Growth Hub update - Hilary Centeleghe
08:45am Guest Speaker - Paul Harrison, Melba Swintex
09:05am Questions & Answers
09:20am Closing Remarks - Bury Council
09:30am Networking and Refreshments
10:00am Event Close