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Business Breakfast targets boosting local economy

By on November 5, 2010

Business leaders in Macclesfield are being invited to discuss strategies to revitalise and grow the town’s economy.

Cheshire East Council, Macclesfield Chamber of Commerce and Macclesfield Chamber of Trade have extended invitations to businesses to attend their third Business Breakfast event on Friday, November 19, in the McIlroy Suite of Macclesfield Town Football Club, at Moss Rose.

It builds on the highly-successful first two gatherings in July and September, which attracted more than 70 business people to each event.

The latest meeting will be addressed by Cheshire East Council Leader Wesley Fitzgerald and Macclesfield MP David Rutley. It will include an update on the final report stage of proposals for an economic masterplan to regenerate and revitalise Macclesfield.

Other items for discussion include shaping an Economic Board for Macclesfield, developing Macclesfield’s ‘brand’ and an update on the town centre events programme, including events to celebrate Christmas and the 750th anniversary of the borough’s Royal Charter.

Councillor Fitzgerald said: “The aim of the meeting is to get the views of local businessmen and women to help shape the future of the town, provide advice, support and encouragement to help develop new firms and encourage networking to further strengthen the local economy.

“The overwhelming message we are getting from business people and local residents is that the town is not fulfilling its potential and that people want action.”

The free event is open to any Macclesfield business and will be hosted by: Councillor Jamie Macrae, Cheshire East Council’s Cabinet member with responsibility for prosperity; David Rutley, MP for Macclesfield; Mandy Fazelynia, of Macclesfield Chamber of Trade; Councillor Fitzgerald; Macclesfield Mayor Councillor David Neilson; Jason Patrick, of Verve Brands; David Barratt of PR and marketing consultants Charles Mason; and Macclesfield Chamber of Commerce.

Cllr Macrae and MP David Rutley will co-chair the event.

Cllr Macrae said: “These business breakfasts aim to encourage local businessmen and women to find and develop ways to revitalise and strengthen the local economy.

“I look forward to an interesting meeting that aims to suggest really practical solutions to the business challenges of today.”

Places at the event are limited so, to book your place or for further details, please email Cheshire East Council’s Jenny Anderson at: Jennifer.anderson@cheshireeast.gov.uk or ring her on 01270 375162.

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