The Area Council Manager introduced this item and updated the North Area Council with respect to the progress of the small business development surgeries model. Business Surgeries will be provided by BBIC, targeted at small businesses based within the North area who have not previously received Enterprising Barnsley support and have been trading more than 2 years. Bookable appointments at Business Surgeries will available from April 2017 on a fortnightly basis. Businesses will also be signposted towards a variety of monthly networking workshops held at the BBIC, including a Marketing Group, IT Group, First Friday Breakfast Networking and Crafty Biz Network. To advertise the project Ward Councillors had previously agreed to distribute a minimum of 50 leaflets within their own Ward, with 10 businesses identified as a priority.
RESOLVED that the Area Council note the progress to date for this project.