Swindon’s SMEs to get food for thought at HSBC breakfast forums

February 28, 2014

HSBC is to stage a series of breakfast forums in Swindon aimed at the area’s small to medium-sized businesses.

The first event, on March 26, will include short presentations by Nigel Scott of Action Coach, the business coaching and mentoring consultancy, and HSBC business specialist team leader Ryan Starr, as well as breakfast and an opportunity to network. It takes place from 7.30am to 9am.

Further forums are planned for June and October.

To ensure the bank reaches out to businesses, the events will be staged at the head office of Swindon chartered accountants Banks in Stratton.

The forums have been devised by Caroline Norrey, business specialist at HSBC’s Canal Walk branch.

Caroline, pictured, said: “We want to be able to give added value to our SME business customers, by putting on events which offer both useful presentations and the opportunity to networking with other businesses.

“The events aren’t just open to HSBC business customers, we really want to get out into the business community and let them know that we are here to help. By holding them at non-HSBC premises we hope more people will be encouraged to come along and we’re grateful to Banks for offering their facilities.”

Richard Mathews, Banks director, said: “When we moved to our new offices in Stratton, part of the plan was to allow other businesses to use our facilities, so we are delighted to be able to host these breakfasts for HSBC.”

The forums are free but pre-booking is required. For more information, or to book a place, email carolinenorrey@hsbc.com.


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