Small Business Advice Week

Andy Gray, Natwest

Small Business Advice Week (SBAW) will enter its 14th year this September. Set up to maximise the potential of the UK’s thriving SME industry, this week is here to help the UK’s 4.5 million SMEs thrive in tough times.


Small Business Advice Week

•             4th-10th September 2017

•             Advice from leading experts and businesses

•             Closer look at Grants & Cashflow


Enterprise agency Nwes and NatWest have partnered to host a series of free events in King’s Lynn, Lowestoft and Norwich for aspiring entrepreneurs,


Held on 5th, 6th and 7th September, the theme for Small Business Advice Week 2017 events is growth and productivity.  The week is set to see leading experts and businesses provide all important advice on how SMEs can maximize growth and productivity over the coming year. 


Considering the economic uncertainty created by Brexit, the key partners of SBAW will be discussing valuable recommendations, to boost the confidence of SME’s in how to optimise their enterprises, discussing important issues, such as accounting, an online presence, and security.


In a recent speech, Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England offered some words of encouragement to forward-thinking businesses:

“While the most productive companies have continued to innovate, others have become slower at adopting those innovations.  Speeding up the rate of take-up of new inventions and processes… would provide a significant boost to overall productivity growth.” Whilst accumulating popular support from key industry players, SBAW has also gained support from parliament, with former Prime Minister David Cameron championing the event.  


Andy Gray, local Business Growth Enabler for NatWest said:

“New research by Nominet, the official registry for UK domain names, has revealed that Norwich is in the Top 10 most popular cities for entrepreneurs.   I am excited to bring together the wealth of knowledge that exists across Norfolk into  three events to support our business community. 

The collaboration between Nwes and NatWest for Small Business Advice Week 2017 demonstrates the commitment they both have for Norfolk and the surrounding area.”


With 99% of all business in the UK being classified as small or medium, despite international conglomerates continuing to grab the headlines, SBAW is here to champion the unsung backbone of the UK economy.


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