Businesses in Bourne and The Deepings to get more support

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Business start-ups and micro businesses in Bourne and Market Deeping will benefit from free advice in a new scheme launched by South Kesteven District Council.

The council is partnering LincolnsHire Chamber of Commerce, which will deliver business support through web-based links and a free phone number for one-to-one advice and booking meetings with a counsellor.

The district council’s portfolio holder for grow the economy, Coun Frances Cartwright said: “We have listened to small business owners and recognised their need for support.

“We are delighted that with the help of Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce we can offer this alongside our other initiatives.”

The chamber is taking support out on the streets by going to markets, Job Centres and business networking groups.

Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce chief executive Simon Beardsley said: “According to our most recent business survey, the Quarterly Economic Survey, business optimism is at its highest since 2007.

“The English Business Survey conducted by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has announced that output for this quarter is up 32 per cent, the highest since 2011, and that the East Midlands is posting the strongest performance of all regions in the UK.

“All this points towards recovery and growth for the district and Lincolnshire as a whole but, with growth, there is an ongoing need for business support and this is what Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce will be delivering with South Kesteven District Council.”

l For more information visit www.skdc4business.co.uk or speak to an adviser on 0300 300 0030