Meet the organisers of The Big Network 2016.
The Big Network relies on the support and commitment from several organisations who are determined to improve business opportunities in Andover and the Test Valley.
Test Valley Borough Council (TVBC) supports business in many ways. Its new Corporate Plan, Investing in Test Valley, has one of 4 priorities; Investing in a great place to work and do business. This ranges from start-up grants, expert advice and specialist business premises right up to attracting major inward investment. The Council also supports the visitor economy by supporting tourism-related businesses and encouraging visitors to explore our beautiful area and support local businesses.
To see how we can help you please visit: www.testvalley.gov.uk/business.
For nearly 25 years Andover Women in Business (AWIB) has provided a friendly, informal and supportive group, bringing together both employed and self-employed women from all walks of life in and around Andover.
AWIB offers help and shared experiences for business and professional women and provides a platform for networking on a more natural and informal basis. For further information visit: http://www.awibc.co.uk/
Hampshire Chamber of Commerce is owned and led by its membership comprising of local business organisations of all sectors and sizes. As a private sector, not for profit Company we are independent and can therefore lobby effectively to make Hampshire the place to do business.
We hold over 100 events every year including our annual conference which strive to give all members the opportunity to learn, meet new contacts and promote their business through networking or promotional opportunities.We also provide Training services, International Trade services, a host of membership benefits and member offers, and links to a variety of groups and committees We are also an integral part of the Hampshire Business Alliance. For further information visit: http://www.hampshirechamber.co.uk/
Andover Mutual Business Group (MBG) is made up of small businesses from the Test Valley area. We meet monthly to exchange ideas and discuss business problems and solutions as well as networking. If you are a small business in the Andover area you can meet other business people working together in a professional and friendly environment.
Business between members is discussed in a friendly and confidential manner with colleagues that you can trust. We meet monthly for an informal breakfast followed by discussions and presentations by local business organisations and members. We work closely with other local business groups such as the Chamber of Commerce and Andover Women in Business groups to promote local business in the area. Visit our website for further information: http://www.andovermbg.com/
Andover Town Centre Partnership (ATCP) is a business-led organisation with the key aim of bringing more people into Andover town centre, encouraging them to stay longer, use town centre businesses more often and want to return more frequently.
The Partnership represents a number of interests in the town and carry out an annual Action Plan of key improvements in order to attract more visitors into Andover Town Centre. Our current members include the following, all of whom receive a range of benefits including discounts on a number of services, frequent updates on key town centre issues, affiliate membership of the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce and the ability to be involved in a range of events & promotions:
Independent Retailers * National Retailers * Pub, hotels & restaurants * Professional sector businesses * Local authority & voluntary sector organisations
Visit our website: http://www.andovertcp.co.uk