Dragons speak up at forum

DRAGONS: The co-ordinator of Hartlepool Business Forum, John Megson (right), with guest speakers (left to right) Roy O'Connor, Martin James and Alby Pattison

DRAGONS: The co-ordinator of Hartlepool Business Forum, John Megson (right), with guest speakers (left to right) Roy O'Connor, Martin James and Alby Pattison

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STARS in the Hartlepool business world shared their expertise with delegates at a forum meeting.

The monthly meeting of the Hartlepool Business Forum was held at Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience.

Speakers talked about how help was available to allow companies to succeed and how firms could survive during the difficult economic periods.

Tesco store manager Martin James, Hart Biologicals managing director Alby Pattison, Middleton Grange Shopping Centre manager Mark Rycraft and Roy O’Connor, the director of O’Connor Roofing Services, all spoke to the meeting which was titled Hartlepool’s Dragons Question Time and was sponsored by Lloyds Bank.

The next meeting of the business forum will be held on Thursday, March 17, and is titled Show Me The Money. It will look at how companies can source finance.

It will start at 5.15pm with a chance for entrepreneurs to enjoy networking and a buffet before the presentation starts at 6pm.

Anyone interested in attending the event at the Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience should contact (01429) 867677.