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St Albans Business Summit

St Albans District Business Summit took place on Wednesday 11th November 2020 from 5pm to 6:30pm.

St Albans City & District Council hosted the event online via Microsoft Teams.

The agenda for the summit was:

17:00Welcome & purpose of the Summit
Cllr Chris White, Leader of St Albans City & District Council
17:05Update on COVID-19
Jim McManus, Director of Public Health, Hertfordshire County Council
17:15Questions & Answers on COVID-19
17:25Business-Friendly Council - Work of Council in supporting businesses in response to COVID-19  
Cllr Mandy McNeil, Business, Culture & Tourism Portfolio Holder

Update on Destination Management Strategy
Alison Berneye, Chair of St Albans BID and St Albans Visitor Partnership  

Update on actions to showcase St Albans City and District as online virtual and staycation destinations

Plans to market St Albans District internationally as a heritage destination in the aftermath of COVID-19 and how businesses can participate

17:40Better Business for All
Lauren Dovey, Programme Manager
17:50Hertfordshire Growth Hub
Liza Armstrong, Business and Strategic Development Manager
17:55St Albans Chamber of Commerce
Phil Corrigan, Chamber Director
18:00Federation of Small Business (FSB)
Pam Charman, Area Leader, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire
18:05Local Shopping Centre Updates
Phil Corrigan, The Maltings, and Catherine Morris, Christopher Place
18:15Questions & Answers - All

Next steps & Closing Remarks
Cllr Chris White, Leader of St Albans City & District Council


A report back from the event and presentation slides will be added week beginning 23rd November 2020.

Invitation to St Albans Business Summit on 11th November 2020