Press Release : March 21, 2016
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Google has chosen Blackpool as its destination to showcase the latest trends for growing your business.

The digital information giant is one of the headline acts at Blackpool’s first ever Enterprise Week which takes place from 18 – 22 April.

Blackpool Council will host the week of free and professional events at venues across the resort, aimed to enthuse and inspire business start-ups and established companies.

This is one of the first times Google has taken its Digital Garage workshop outside a major UK city.

There will also be presentations and practical workshops from global banking giant Santander, Crowd Funding with Crowdcube and a number of established local businesses which have been helped by Blackpool Council’s business support schemes, Get Started, Business Growth and Blackpool Unlimited.

Viva Blackpool will be the venue for the launch of BEW with the Enterprise Centre on Lytham Road, being used for workshops, networking events and masterclasses.

Blackpool Enterprise Week comes after the town hosted its first Global Entrepreneurship Week events last November which saw more than one hundred people attend a number of free events across its business venues.

Themes for BEW include Financing Your Business, Business Growth, Digital Marketing, Taking Care of Business, Marketing and Selling and Inspiring Business Success.

Cllr Mark Smith, Cabinet Member for Business and Economic Development, said: “Blackpool has long had a reputation for creating entrepreneurs – people with bright ideas who are prepared to turn them into viable businesses.

“Through initiatives such as Blackpool Unlimited and Get Started we’ve ensured there’s expert help available to turn hundreds of good ideas into sound businesses.

“This is a great opportunity to find out more about ways to grow your business, with all the speakers providing a different area of expertise that can be really useful for business owners.”

For a full list of events for BEW visit email or call 01253 477147.

For updates follow @BlackpoolUnltd on Twitter using the #BEW2016 hashtag or visit their LinkedIn page

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