Extension of Support for Dacorum’s High Street Businesses

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Following on from the success of the recent programme of support to help 50 high street businesses to reopen safely and successfully, there is now an opportunity for even more businesses to get involved.

Dacorum Borough Council is now about to launch a second round of support for a further 30 businesses. Register your interest to receive an invitation to the launch meeting on Thursday 14 October. They’ll be joined by the team at SavetheHighStreet.org, who will be on hand to run through the details of the programme.

DBC are kicking things off on Thursday 14 October with a FREE networking meeting at Liberty Tea Rooms in Hemel 12 Bank Court HP1 1BS. At the meeting SaveTheHighStreet.org and Dacorum Council will be sharing information and ideas to help local businesses on the run-up to the Christmas trading season, and explaining how local businesses can benefit from this next round of support.

  • 5.30pm – Arrival (refreshments provided)
  • 5.45pm – Welcome and Introductions – SaveTheHighStreet.org and Dacorum Council
  • 6.00pm – Support Update – SaveTheHighStreet.org/JoinJo.com  (April to September Summary)
  • 6.20pm – Business Feedback – Open Discussion – feedback/challenges/ideas/successes
  • 6.40pm – Next Phase of Support – Dacorum Council and SaveTheHighStreet.org
  • 7.00pm – Pre-Christmas Trading Opportunities/Ideas – Open Discussion
  • 7.20pm – Summary & Close

This opportunity is open to all high street businesses across the borough on a first-come, first-served basis. Register on the Dacorum landing page now to avoid missing out.

Larry Hesse, Lawrence of London Travel Service, Kings Langley, said: Before I knew it the phone rang and on came this wonderful reassuring voice who introduced herself as my personal help-manager. I don’t know why, but I was impressed just to get the call! Marcella wanted to first know what my business was about, whether it was a new venture or an existing one, where I was with it, and what sort of help was I looking for. In reply to the latter question I focused on my weaker areas.

The first thing I noticed, was her genuine interest and that she was listening. She kept the half-hour agenda on track and whilst imparting encouraging words on what a great business idea it is (thank you!) she told me how and where and in what time frames she and her team could assist me – for free (I didn’t think anything was free these days)!’

To register your interest, please click here or email Dacorum@savethehighstreet.org.