Business Accelerator - Energus, Workington

Join us for the first of our Business Accelerator events to be held at Energus, Workington where Nik Hardy, Head of Economic Growth at Allerdale Borough Council will talk about the business growth plan for Allerdale. 

Our in-house experts will also discuss the findings of our recent Family Business Survey and reveal their predictions for the budget.

Building on the success of The Business Accelerator events held in Carlisle in 2016, please join us at this inaugural seminar here in Workington.   Business Accelerators are designed to update Business Owners and Financial Directors on topical accounting, business and tax matters. We also provide a forum for you to meet people in similar roles, creating a network to share ideas.


Speakers & Topics

Nik Hardy, Head of Economic Growth at Allerdale Borough Council

Hear about Allerdale Borough Council’s recently adopted Business Growth Strategy and how the Council will seek to support businesses in Allerdale.  It will cover how the Council aims to improve its engagement with businesses, how it can create the right environment for businesses to grow and how Allerdale Borough Council can help attract investment into the area.

Steven Metcalf, Tax Consultant at Armstrong Watson 

Steven will discuss the trends of the 2016 Armstrong Watson family business survey and the issues identified before providing a brief preview of the trends emerging from the new survey which will be published in March 2017.

Nigel Holmes, Tax Partner at Armstrong Watson

Nigel will look at the tax implications of succession in family businesses and give us an insight into what could be coming up in the budget together with other topical tax issues.



8am - Breakfast & Networking
8.30am - 9.45am - Presentations
9.45am - Q&A's


Date & Time

Date: Thursday, 2nd February 2017
Time: 8.00am - 10.15am

Registration details

To register for this free event please email:


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