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Three Parishes Means Business

Three Parishes means Business is a FREE support package for businesses and community enterprises in Weston Rhyn, St Martins and Gobowen.

Suitable for businesses at all stages in their development cycle, from the germ of an idea to businesses that have been established for many years, Three Parishes means Business aims to help local businesses access the support that they need to grow and thrive.

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We are organising FREE training courses that will be delivered within the Three Parishes Big Local area.  The current programme is listed below and will be updated as dates are confirmed and additional courses organised.  If you have a particular business development training need, please let us know.

Current Programme

  • Start up or young business?  Plan for success. 
    • 7th March 2018.  9:30am - 12:30pm.  St Martins Community Centre, Overton Road, St Martins, SY11 3AY.
    • This course will help you find out the steps you need to take to build solid foundations for a new business.  There will also be an opportunity for 45 minute 1-2-1 sessions with a new business adviser between 1pm and 5pm that afternoon.  These sessions are limited so please book early to secure your place.
    • Please contact us to book a place on this course.
  • HR - First steps in employing people, Staff engagement, Changes to HR coming up in 2018.
  • Next steps in social media.
    • May 2018.  Date to be confirmed.  Please contact us to register your interest.
    • This course is aimed at businesses who already use social media at a basic level and are ready to increase usage and interaction.

Marches Growth Hub ShropshireA wide range of training courses and other business events are organised by Marches Growth Hub, many of which are free of charge to  attend.  Three Parishes Means Business can cover travel expenses for local business people to attend these events.  Please contact us to find out more.  

Small grants and loans

We have created a fund for grants and loans of up to £500 for small businesses that need a cash injection to take that next steps or for new businesses to help get off the ground.

Please contact us to find out more.

Promoting local businesses and enterprise

We would like to encourage local people to support local businesses and community enterprise, keeping more money in our local economy.  We are considering a number of different ways that this could be achieved including a local market, a brochure of local businesses, an online directory of local businesses and a loyalty scheme.  Please let us know if your business would be interested in taking part in one of these initiatives.

How can my business get involved?

Any developments in Three Parishes means Business will be updated on this website page, on our facebook page, and included in local village magazines.  Please let us know if you would like to be added to our Three Parishes means Business mailing list (post and email).  Please contact Bridget, Big Local Co-ordinator on 01691 656882 or by e-mail: b.laraway@qube-oca.org.uk if you would like to discuss your business needs.