Small business is on the menu

Paul Murray and Amy Leader
Paul Murray and Amy Leader
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Small business owners in Hebden Bridge and surrounding areas are invited to an informal business breakfast at Hebden Bridge Town Hall on Tuesday (September 24).

Organised by Amy Leader, the business development officer for Hebden Bridge, in conjunction with The Federation Of Small Business (FSB), the event will run from 8am to 9.30am, with refreshments.

Amy said: “Our trial breakfast meeting in June was a great success with over 30 small business owners turning up and getting to know each other in an informal atmosphere.

“My intention now is to run this breakfast meeting on a regular basis in order that local businesses can continue to thrive by accessing information and collaborate with fellow business owners who they have actually met over a coffee.

“There is lots of help available and part of my role is to be able to point a business in the right direction whenever they need advice, and the more we can develop a real business community through the breakfast meetings, the easier it will be to grow and develop local business.”

The Autumn launch meeting will welcome local HR consultant Paul Murray, who will offer a brief overview on how small business can manage the increasingly complex issues of employment law. He will pay special attention to the current “hot topic” of zero hours contracts, a subject particularly relevant to small businesses.

Paul said: “I promise not to be too boring and I will remain after the breakfast to answer any questions that anyone might have.”

Paul can be contacted on 07792 697399. For more information, visit

To book a place at the breakfast, email Amy at