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25th January, 2018
The Duke of York, founder of Pitch@Palace and a keen supporter of entrepreneurship, made a return visit this week to Nwes’ flagship King’s Lynn Innovation Centre (KLIC), which offers long-awaited state-of-the-art commercial workspace, business support, access to finance, and business events to start-up and growing businesses in West Norfolk.
The visit to KLIC is another example of how His Royal Highness continues to engage with those providing programmes and schemes to facilitate the growth of smaller entrepreneurial ventures and companies, including accelerators and incubators. The Duke of York was impressed to learn of the growth of Nwes itself since his visit in March 2017. The organisation has fully integrated into the London market and more recently expanded to cover East Midlands.
Pitch@Palace works with entrepreneurs to support the amplification and acceleration of their activities and engages with a broad range of organisations who share his passion to support business growth. Founded by His Royal Highness in 2014, Pitch@Palace recognises the profound role that entrepreneurship is playing, and will continue to play in the future of the United Kingdom and global economy. The programme gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to meet the people who can help make their business dreams become a reality. Cavendish Crowd and Nwes client Sarah Mintey of Developing Experts, an Alumni of Pitch@Palace, has benefitted from great networking opportunities and has raised substantial financial investment into her company as a result.
His Royal Highness took time to speak to First Steps to Start-up workshop attendees and workspace tenants to learn about their business and how Cavendish partner, Nwes was providing them with the support to grow.
The Duke of York also spent time with Kevin Horne, CEO of Nwes and John Balch, Strategic Director, gaining an insight into Nwes’ innovative Start&Grow platform, which gives free access upon registration to business advice, workshops, access to finance, business support templates and an online chat facility with professional business advisors. Start&Grow is a resource available to all new start-up businesses and growing businesses, such as those involved in Pitch@Palace.
The Duke of York said “It’s excellent! It’s great to be back and to see the effect that business support is having on the local economy, and to experience the skills and knowledge available at the Innovation Centre. It is obvious if you need business support Nwes is the place to come for it.”
Nwes Chief Executive, Kevin Horne said “We are delighted and honoured to welcome The Duke of York back to our flagship building in West Norfolk. As always it was a pleasure to share our enthusiasm with His Royal Highness, who has the same passion for supporting start-up and growing businesses.”
Written by Davina Young @ Nwes
For further information regarding HRH Duke of York’s interest and support of entrepreneurship, visit http://thedukeofyork.org/
For more information about Nwes and the King’s Lynn Innovation Centre, visit www.nwes.org.uk
For more information about Start&Grow and to access free online business support register at www.startandgrow.uk
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