10/30/2017 12:00:00 AM Events

Argyll Enterprise Week kicks off on the 6th November

Argyll Enterprise Week 2017

The second Argyll Enterprise Week (AEW) will bring business support events to towns across Argyll in November.

Funding, exporting, and working digitally are some of the themes that will feature in AEW 2017, designed to connect, support and inform businesses.

The very first AEW took place last year and was hailed a success. More than 400 participants representing at least 150 businesses or organisations took part in events across the week, with attendees coming from across the area including Bute, Dunoon and Tiree.

David Smart, Head of Special Projects at HIE, said: “We were absolutely delighted at the success of last year’s event and it’s great to be planning a follow up. This year will see the event extend its reach, with activities in five towns across Argyll. We look forward to working with Business Gateway and our partners in delivering another successful event for the Argyll business community.”

The extensive program will be delivered throughout the region:

Mon 6 November

Funding your Business:  There will be a networking lunch, an informal opportunity to talk directly to funders and marketplace.

Council Chambers, Kilmory, Lochgilphead

Tues 7 November

Tourism: The event includes key note addresses, seminars and workshops aimed at those working in the tourism sector.  

The Gathering Halls,Oban

Wed 8 November

Food and Drink: Leading the discussions will be local producers’ co-operative Food from Argyll, whose members will talk about new ideas and initiatives for distribution and logistics.

Loch Fyne Hotel, Inveraray

Thur 9 November

Xpo North on the Road: Scotland’s leading creative festival brings a one-day version of XPONORTH to Dunoon.

Dunoon Burgh Hall
Argyll Street

Fri 10 November

Growing Markets and Exporting: This event aims to inspire organisations to commence trading internationally.  It will provide organisations with practical advice on why and how to trade internationally. 

Corran Halls,

Fri 10 November

Community-led development: This is an opportunity for communities to come together to meet, share ideas and learning and hear of the latest position on Right to Buy and on community-led housing initiatives.  

Three Villages Hall

Mon 6 - Fri 10 Nov

DigiByte Sessions: DigiByte Sessions are a range of focused digital training sessions delivered by our experts to help you take advantage of technology enabled opportunities. 

Helensburgh, Dunoon, Campbeltown, Lochgilphead & Oban

Mon 6 - Fri 10 Nov

DigiChat Tour: DigiChat on Tour Q&A Panel is an informal early evening session comprising industry experts. 

Helensburgh, Dunoon, Campbeltown, Lochgilphead & Oban

The series of free events are organised jointly by Argyll and Bute Council’s Business Gateway Team and Highlands and Island Enterprise (HIE) in collaboration with the local business community.

This year, we have extended the reach of the workshops, increased opportunity for informal networking and, most importantly, we’ll be letting you hear from people who have made a real success of their business in Argyll and Bute.

You can book your place on the event of your choice by using Eventbrite here.

For more information, please phone the Business Gateway team on 01546 604555.