Businesses invited to launch of Hackney Enterprise Network

Networking and procurement event
Wed 17 Feb
6 – 8.30pm
Shoreditch Town Hall, EC1V

Small and medium sized businesses in Hackney are invited to attend the launch event of the Hackney Enterprise Network to find out how it could help them to win more business.

Hackney Enterprise Network (HEN) is run by HBV Enterprise on behalf of Hackney Council and offers tailored support and advice designed to help local entrepreneurs to make new contacts, enter new markets, grow and fund their businesses.

The evening of business to business networking will include opportunities to talk to representatives from major organisations, including Hackney Council, about supply chain opportunities.

Speakers will include the Mayor of Hackney Jules Pipe, the partnerships manager at the City of London Corporation, and the operations director at Carillion which is building the 2012 media centres on the Olympic Park.

Support from HEN includes business to business networking events, business skills workshops, advice on enterprise growth, access to loans and small grants, advice for businesses hit by the economic crisis, and access to business information and initiatives from central Government.

Jules Pipe, Mayor of Hackney, said: "Small and medium sized businesses and entrepreneurship are at the heart of Hackney’s local economy. In these tough economic times, the Council is pleased to provide additional support to local businesses through the Hackney Enterprise Network, which offers networking opportunities, funding advice, and a range of other services to increase the competitiveness of local business."

Richard Abbott, Chief Executive of HBV Enterprise, said: “We aim to make Hackney Enterprise Network THE gateway to all the right connections for Hackney’s businesses. This couldn’t come at a better time for local businesses looking to survive and grow.”

Businesses should register their interest in attending the Hackney Enterprise Network (HEN) launch event by calling: 020 7241 7066, or e-mailing:

Find out more about HEN:

Alternatively, visit: HBV Enterprise, 34-38 Dalston Lane, London, E8 2AZ.