Procurement event for Hackney businesses

Hackney Enterprise Network event

Date: Mon 24 May
Time: 6 to 8pm
Venue: HBV Enterprise Centre, 34-38 Dalston Lane, London, E8 3AZ

Small and medium sized businesses in Hackney are invited to attend a networking event run by the Hackney Enterprise Network to find out how they could become suppliers to organisations including Hackney Council.

The evening of business to business networking will include the opportunity to talk to Hackney Council procurement officers and better understand how to approach the supply chain for contracts. There will also be a chance to learn more about business rates, and to talk and meet up with other local businesses.

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.

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.”

Richard Abbott, Chief Executive of HBV Enterprise, said: “Hackney Enterprise Network is here to give local businesses all the right connections. Understanding procurement can help you put your business in a strong position to win supply contracts, and really grow.”

Businesses should register their interest in attending the Hackney Enterprise Network (HEN) 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.