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Funding gives Voice to Felixstowe Businesses

Felixstowe Chamber of Trade and Commerce has successfully secured funding for an innovative project to give voice to new, emerging and existing businesses in Felixstowe and the surrounding area.

Awarded by East Suffolk Partnership (ESP), the funds will support a feasibility study into the need of prospective and current businesses to have a Felixstowe Business Hub.

Working in partnership with Felixstowe Port Users Association (FPUA), MENTA, the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, and TechEast, the survey will actively look at the current and potential needs of local businesses, targeting sole traders, SME’s and larger companies across the region.

Roger Abbott, chairman of Felixstowe Chamber of Trade and Commerce, comments: “Successfully securing this funding is excellent news and we are excited to be working with our partners to enhance the commercial offering in Felixstowe. The study will show what is currently on offer to local businesses and identify barriers to future growth and success.

 “It will also look at the potential for partnership capabilities, incubation units, hot desking, start-up and on-going support, along with what services would be required to maintain and stimulate business growth.”

The project will be managed and delivered by Felixstowe Chamber of Trade and Commerce and the survey is now live until 30th September 2018 and open to all local businesses, both members and non-members. To have your say, please complete the five-minute survey here:  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LK3JKCP

Sue Wilcock