BUSINESSES looking to grow and expand can now benefit from a free event taking place at the end of March.

Going for Growth is a free event, organised by Redditch Borough and Bromsgrove District councils designed to help local businesses develop and realise their growth plans.

There will be an exhibition, time for networking and a seminar session which businesses can attend at Redditch Town Hall.

The event will cover a number of topics including funding, business contacts and ways to develop growth plans.

Councillor Greg Chance, portfolio holder for Economic Development, said: “In such difficult economic times businesses often struggle to see past the break even point and don’t realise their true potential for growth.

"The Going for Growth event is a great way to see how you can unlock your business’ potential, as well as gaining useful tips, advice and contacts.”

The event takes place March 28 between 10am and 1pm (seminar from 9:30am).

For more information or to register an interest, email

Places on the seminar are limited.