Posted on: Thursday 20 February 2020
On Tuesday 4th February 2020 businesses from Torfaen and Newport along with members of Torfaen Business Voice enjoyed an evening of networking with the aim of forging closer trading partnerships between these neighbouring counties.
The event, created and hosted by Torfaen Economy & Enterprise and Newport Economic Development, was held at Rodney Parade, Newport.
Over 100 business people from across a wide range of sectors took advantage of the free opportunity to introduce their businesses to each other over both informal and facilitated networking, and a buffet.
This was the second Meet Your Business Neighbour event hosted by Torfaen Economy & Enterprise, Torfaen council and follows on from their successful initiative with Blaenau Gwent in 2019.
Councillor Richard Clark, Deputy Leader & Executive Member for Economy, Skills and Regeneration at Torfaen Council, said: “Providing opportunities to help forge business relationships across county boundaries is a truly positive step towards strengthening our local economy. I am sure that successful joint initiatives like these will help build and capitalise on the energy and commitment businesses in this part of south east Wales have.”
Councillor Jane Mudd, Leader of Newport City Council, said: “This was an excellent event with an amazing turn-out and it was lovely to meet so many people representing our brilliant businesses in Newport and Torfaen. Working in collaboration with our neighbours, and introducing businesses to each other, makes perfect sense as we all share the same ambition to help employers flourish, boost the local economy and improve job prospects for our residents.”