New College Lanarkshire has teamed up with Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce to create a brand new business networking event for East Dunbartonshire.
The business breakfast is also being supported by East Dunbartonshire Council, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).
The first event, "How Safe is Your Business?" will take place at the College's Kirkintilloch Campus on Friday 17th February and will focus on threats to business with particular focus on Cyber Security. Guests will hear from experts in the field - Grahame Clarke from Scottish Business Resilience Centre and Nicola Niven, Senior Fraud Manager, RBS.
Damon Scott, Chief Executive, Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce, said:
“We are delighted to be collaborating with New College Lanarkshire and our other partners to offer this first event free to local businesses. We plan to organise a series of partnership events over the next year that will be of benefit to business either through networking, knowledge transfer, special interest or inspirational content.”
Deborah Grant, Commercial Development Manager, New College Lanarkshire, added:
“Through this partnership approach, we can offer local businesses a free forum to establish effective links with key organisations and other businesses together with the opportunity to learn from industry experts, ultimately to support business growth.
"The focus of our February event will be cyber security - what you need to know, understanding the risks and how to manage these.
"We look forward to welcoming businesses to our Kirkintilloch Campus and sharing with you what we can offer you and your business.”
Registration is at 8am and guests can enjoy an hour of networking over breakfast, before the presentations begin. The event will finish by 10am.