Talking Business: A ‘Gallup’ Through the Plymouth Economy and Plymouth City Council’s Role in Growing it

3 May 2018
5.45pm to 9.00pm

Local businesses are invited to dine, debate and deliberate on Plymouth’s economic attraction at City College’s latest Talking Business @ PL1.


Run in partnership with the Herald, ‘A Gallup Through the Plymouth Economy’ will discuss the growth of our Ocean City, its appeal as a place to live and work and how to best promote its development.

Leading the discussion will be guest speakers Nina Sarlaka, Inward Investment and Enterprise Manager - Plymouth City Council; Paul James, Chief Financial Officer - Delt Shared Services; and Patrick Hartop, Head of City Deal - Plymouth City Council.

Pauline Hands, Director of Marketing, Business Engagement and Enterprise at the College, said: “With an economic output of £5.2 billion, and 108,000 jobs provided in this year alone, Plymouth is the most significant economic centre in the South West. The Council’s ‘Plymouth Plan’ provides a shared vision for the future, with  many regeneration developments and the Ocean Gate project - the prospects only look positive for our city. 

It is important that we make businesses looking to locate themselves in the South West aware of the attractive proposition Plymouth presents; likewise current businesses looking to expand, to remain here. Plymouth is full of opportunities for employers to establish themselves. With a variety of business specialisms and the added value of a work-ready workforce, our city has all of the essentials for on-going growth and development. 

Talking Business will provide local employers with the platform to discuss the very fabric of the City, how Plymouth’s growing economy is beneficial to them and how to best share this knowledge.”

Hosted by the BBC’s David Fitzgerald, Talking Business @ PL1 is taking place on Thursday 3 May, 5.45pm to 9.00pm. The evening of questions and good food costs £17.50 per person, including a two-course meal with wine. 

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