Launch Of PlanB For Local Business

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Launch Of PlanB For Local Business

A group of like-minded businessmen and women has pulled together to form a new strategic body for the region’s business community. The group has called itself Plan B.

The official launch of Plan B with the strap line “Connect | Inspire | Support” will be held at the Ramada Hotel, Southport on Thu 24th Oct 6pm to 7.30pm. As many local businesses as possible are encouraged to attend and get involved.

Formed and chaired by Jonathan Cunningham MBE, Managing Director of STORM Consultancy, the group’s mission is to provide a mature and credible locally based forum to support business, commerce and the community.

Jonathan said “Following the announcement made by Sefton Chamber of Commerce there was an immediate need amongst the business community for a group which enables business development and support.  We held a very informal meeting last week of former Chamber members at the Ramada and the attendance and enthusiasm was phenomenal. There is now a real wave of ‘Dunkirk Spirit’ with everyone doing whatever they can. We have been humbled by people’s offers of assistance. The desire from people to form a group that provides opportunities for business growth, training and giving back to the community was clear. Plan B aims to do just that by creating a group which is run by, and for, local businesses. More importantly not for profit. This group isn’t just about making connections; it’s about creating significant opportunities for the business community through outstanding events and development courses.”

The group has already selected a board and sub-committees with specific remits such as Business Breakfast, Business Women, monthly Business Events and Business Development. Even the 2014 annual conferences for business and women have been planned. A well-attended Business Breakfast meeting took place on Tuesday 15 October.  ‘We hoped 25 might attend – instead 43 turned up!’ said Rob Uffendell of Topping and Company.

This is a very new and dynamic type of business forum – no membership fees and whose only agenda is to enable and develop local and regional business.


24th Oct Plan B Launch Event Ramada Hotel, Southport. 6pm

29th Oct Plan B Business Breakfast, Ramada Hotel Southport. 7am

12th Nov Plan B Business Women’s Event, Metro Hotel, Portland Street 6pm+

Info: If you would like to get involved in Plan B or for more information contact Jonathan Cunningham on [email protected] or 0845 894 6342 or facebook/twitter @planb4biz

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