Successful business event for start-up companies returns to Harborough

Innovation Centre to host new monthly meeting for Harborough businesses

(left to right) Mick Judge and Alastair Campbell

An event aimed at start-up companies is returning to Market Harborough in September. Start-Up Harborough will take place on 18th  September at the Innovation Centre on Leicester Road. Last year the event attracted over 150 businesses and following this initial success, is now being run as an annual event.

Start-Up Harborough is free to attend and is aimed at people thinking of setting up a new business, those who have recently set up a company and for businesses that have been running for up to three years.

The event will be a combination of seminars, workshops and exhibitions designed to offer free support and advice. It is being organised and sponsored by local networking group Working Breakfast. Anybody is welcome to drop in throughout the afternoon or to attend all or any of the sessions which will run from 3pm until 7pm.

 “It can be so confusing when you first set up in business. Start-Up Harborough offers a one stop shop where people can receive advice, ideas and support on a wide range of areas,” says the Working Breakfast member Alastair Campbell.

Mick Judge, the Innovation Centre manager comments “We are delighted to be helping with this event again, especially after seeing how beneficial it was for those businesses who attended last year. The town needs to encourage new business owners and this is a great step forward.”

The seminars and workshops taking place on the day will cover a range of relevant topics for new businesses, such as marketing, web design and advice on how to structure a company. Talks will be given by local business owners who will offer first-hand, practical advice.  For more details, visit or register for a free place at

The event sponsor Working Breakfast is a local networking group that meets every Wednesday morning at The Angel Hotel from 7am till 8.30am. The group is a non-profit making organisation based around new business generation, advice, support and friendship.  Around 20 local businesses are currently members of the group which was formed at the end of 2009.

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