On Friday 15 March Teresa attended a free seminar for local businesses at the Erith Innovation Centre, hosted by Barclays.
Fifty local business people attended to hear presentations on how to use cost-effective online marketing tools to establish a business presence online, attract customers to a website, and ultimately grow a business.
Teresa spoke about the value of local businesses and undertook an extended question and answer session which gave attendees a chance to discuss their views on the barriers to business growth.
“It was great to meet so many businesses and to listen to their concerns. I hope that this is the start of an ongoing dialogue.”
Harvey Reid, Area Business Manager for Barclays said:
“Local businesses are the lifeblood of the economy and my team has been working hard to support our customers through the recession. It’s important in the current economic climate that business people take any opportunity to increase their skills and knowledge and this event provided a chance to gain a basic understanding of the power of online marketing and an invaluable opportunity to discuss issues with Teresa Pearce MP.”