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New guide will strengthen supply chains

07th January 2015

Three Rivers has teamed up with Watford, Dacorum and Hertsmere Councils to produce a free handbook for local firms.  Linking to an online directory, the South West Herts Business Guide provides information about local resources including training and advice, major infrastructure projects and energy saving.

Three Rivers’ lead member for economic development and sustainability, Stephen Giles-Medhurst, said:

Councillors Stephen Giles-Medhurst and Ann Shaw“We have over 20,000 businesses in SW Hertfordshire and we’re working to improve communication between them.  The directory will make it easier for firms to get support and will strengthen supply chains – why buy goods and services from London or elsewhere if you can buy them down the road?”

Stephen added:

“Hertfordshire is one Britain’s great economic success stories and we are fortunate in Three Rivers to have a both a very low unemployment rate and a very high shop occupancy rate in our town centres. 

“I hope, too, that the guide will act as a shop window for businesses seeking to relocate from other parts of the UK.”

Contributors include Hertfordshire County Council, parish councils, Herts Local Enterprise Partnership, West Herts College, Hertfordshire University Business School, Wenta and a range of chambers of commerce.

business-guide-2.jpgThe online version of the guide is published with a business directory – firms based in SW Hertfordshire can add their details to the directory for free.  Both guide and directory are available at www.burrows.co.uk/swherts

Printed copies of the guide are available free from the four lead district and borough councils enquiries@threerivers.gov.uk