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BBCCI holds seminar on Growth Vouchers & Match Funding

British Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce holds seminar on Growth Vouchers & Match Funding


On 13th January 2015, the British Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce (BBCC) held a highly successful seminar for members on the opportunities available for SMEs to get government growth vouchers and match funding.

A series of distinguished speakers highlighted the application process and benefits of the government programme, which allows small businesses to claim a grant voucher of up to £2000 in match funding. The programme also helps businesses to get strategic business advice in areas such as leadership and management skills, marketing, finance, digital technology, recruitment and staff development.

The speakers at the seminar were: David Johnson, Independent Management Consultant, who spoke about tendering and procurement. Tom Bircham, Senior Advisor Business Events Advisor, NWES (a government delivery partner for the growth vouchers programme). Mavis Amankwah, Managing Director, Rich Vision (a government delivery partner for the growth vouchers programme). Tushar Mustafi, Managing Director, Flick Media Ltd. Kazi Hasan, Managing Director, Smart UK Marketing Ltd.

A wide range of the BBCC's membership attended and senior directors of the BBCC were also present.

The event was organised and hosted by the BBCC's London Regional President, Bashir Ahmed.

Commenting on the event, Bashir Ahmed said:

"I am delighted that so many BBCC members from the Bangladeshi diaspora took the opportunity to learn about the opportunities available to get government growth vouchers and match funding from business development experts. I would like to thank members, directors and the distinguished speakers for attending and making it such a successful event. The BBCC looks forward to holding more seminars in the near future."



Help & Support for the  Growth of Small Business

Date & Time: 13th January 2015, 2:00 PM

Venue: BBCCI Board Room

2.00PM       Guests Arrival & Registration

2:15PM       Welcome and Introduction

                   Bashir Ahmed

                   London Regional President, BBCCI

2.20PM        Tendering and Procurement 

        David Johnson

                   Independent Management Consultant   

2:35PM       Growth Vouchers & Match Funding

      Tom Bircham

      Senior Business Events Advisor, NWES

      Government Delivery Partner for Growth Voucher Programme, Gov. UK

2:55PM       Mavis Amankwah

       Managing Director, Rich vision

                   Delivery Partner, Growth Vouchers Programme

3.15PM        Tushar Mustafi

                    Managing Director, Flick Media LTD

3:35PM       Kazi Hasan

                  Managing Director, Smart UK Marketing LTD

3.55PM       Vote of Thanks       


Opportunities: Growth Vouchers & Match Funding

Growth Vouchers & Match Funding government programme helps small businesses get strategic business advice on:  

·         Finance and cash flow

·         Recruiting and developing staff

·         Improving leadership and management skills

·         Marketing, attracting and keeping customers

·         Making the most of digital technology

Some businesses will be randomly chosen to get a voucher of up to £2,000 to help finance strategic business advice.

About Our Guests:

Cavendish Consortium is a group made up of six of the largest enterprise agencies across England, together with the National Enterprise Network. Its members are amongst the most prominent not-for-profit social enterprises in the country, each with over 30 years’ experience.

They are long standing members of the business support community and are respected for their independent and impartial advice and their impeccable probity. The Cavendish Consortium has a reputation for working in close partnership with a variety of organizations from the private, public and third sectors to achieve excellent results in business enterprise.

Rich Vision & Rich Visions Small Business (RVSB) provides a professional Business 2 Business (B2B) online service encompassing Marketing and PR services to Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and organizations that need it.Whether you are an entrepreneur or a business who wants to market its services or promote its products to a particular audience, we at Rich Visions Small Business can put you on the right path.

FLICK MEDIA LTD is a Global web design and Software development company based in London. Flick Media currently has more than 2,500 clients over 10 countries. Flick Media specializes in creating bespoke websites specific to client's requirements and also provides enterprise level online solutions for web presence and online marketing, Office & Client management Software, Travel, Money transfer Software, Home Care Software & Customisation Software. Their strategy of service is to create a long relationship with our clients.  

Smart UK Marketing Ltd is a business development and marketing solutions firm, which will focus on providing exclusive marketing services to small and medium businesses. We develop actionable marketing strategies to maximize profit and improve business performance to succeed in today's tough economic market. Moreover, we manage costs, quality and increase profitability of target market businesses.

We work with our clients; either helping the clients to become better at their business that they may not be able to do better in their target business area or taking the whole marketing process and then planning, analyzing and recommending what is needed efficiently, effectively and at the best costs.

Our aim is to make access to high quality marketing services simple and as a top ranked full service marketing company, we have the expertise to advise on the best marketing strategies for our clients to reach the marketing goals. 

Norfolk & Waveney Enterprise Services Ltd offer a complete reception service, quality office, light-industrial and creative units with up-to-date technology, and executive meeting and conference facilities. All this on 'easy-in, easy-out' terms, which means you will not be tied into a long-term lease. As well as housing your business in a professional and supportive environment, our tenancy package includes FREE 1-to-1 advice from impartial business advisers, training courses including personal and business skills, and access to an enterprise loan fund for those who have been refused finance from a bank.


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