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Workshops for businesses to inform economic study

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Business leaders are being urged to have their say into a major new economic study of Hambleton.

Two free workshops are being held next week to give them more details about the research – and its findings so far.

Hambleton District Council is working with consultants, GVA, and market researchers, NEMS, on the study – including a series of recently completed surveys.

The workshops will give more information on the importance of the study which aims to help the Council prioritise its investment and activities in the coming years – to deliver economic prosperity and growth locally. The study will also inform emerging local planning policy.

Deputy leader of the council Peter Wilkinson said:

“Engagement with businesses is a critical element of the study.

“We hope businesses will help support us by contributing their needs and views.

“We are grateful to the businesses that have completed surveys – the response has been excellent.

“But we realise that business needs don’t always fit into tick and comments boxes so we want them to have the opportunity to meet both us and the consultants face to face and have their say.

“Business views are really important to us – they will help shape our actions and investments over the next five to ten years.”

The consultant team will give a presentation on the process being followed and emerging findings, and there will be opportunity for questions and group discussion around the key issues.

The workshops are being held on Thursday  October  17 at 5.30pm at Evolution Business Centre in Northallerton and on Friday  October 18 at  8am at Thirsk Auction Mart.

Places are limited so booking essential.

For more information or to book a place contact Mark Haynes on 01609 767056 – mark.haynes@hambleton.gov.uk or visit www.hambleton.gov.uk/EconStudyconsult

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