Business forum meets

A BUSINESS networking group will follow up on a hugely successful 12 months by holding its first meeting of the new year on how to win contracts.

The first Hartlepool Business Forum event of 2012 will be held on Thursday, January 26, at Hartlepool College of Further Education.

The topic is how to win contracts with Graham Frankland, from Hartlepool Borough Council, and Elaine Wyllie, from NE Procurement Services for the NHS.

Those interested in attending should arrive by 5.15pm for the buffet with presentations from 6pm.

The last forum meeting of 2011 featured a talk by Pascal Fintoni from the Centre for E-Business who addressed more than 80 delegates on a topic called Social Media Revealed.

He explained how to research, plan and design marketing campaigns by using social media marketing.

All of the monthly forum events are held at the College of Further Education.

For more information on January’s event, contact forum co-ordinator John Megson via Hartlepool Enterprise Centre in Brougham Terrace, Hartlepool, TS24 8EY, tel (01429) 867677, fax (01429) 264304 or email

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