Moves to help businesses across Herefordshire gain access to new sources of finance will take an important step forward at a special workshop next month.

The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) want to bring together anyone with an interest in finance for small business to help it develop a strategy to raise awareness of the funding streams available.

LEP board member Paul Kalinauckas said the workshop was being held at the Marches Growth Hub Herefordshire’s base at Skylon Court on June 20 and was part of a move to establish an 'access to finance group' for the Marches.

Mr Kalinauckas said there was now a growing range of funding available for small and micro businesses if they knew where to look.

He said: “One of the main purposes of the workshop is to discuss ways in which the Marches LEP can increase the promotion of the wide range of finance options available and to come up with an outline strategy for the LEP board to consider.

“Anyone with an interest in Access to Finance for small businesses is welcome to attend to give their input and share ways in which we can help our companies get the right funding at the right time to help them to grow.”

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