Sue and Mike of Dymond Engineering attended an interesting North Devon business event last week. The event was held jointly by RBS Bank – soon to be Williams & Glyn – and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) at the Barnstaple Hotel.
The event could be the first of a series in North Devon if there is sufficient demand, which feedback indicates there would be. It was attended by a range of businesses from across North Devon, including engineering and manufacturing as well as public sector and healthcare providers.
There was a positive mood of optimism amongst the manufacturers, including Dymond Engineering, which are seeing an improvement in their markets.
The evening was split into two parts. Firstly a presentation from the CMI which focused on 5 key aspects to drive business improvement. This was followed by a presentation from Williams & Glyn about the new bank and critically their criteria for assessing funding applications, which is very useful if you are thinking about making an application as the market improves.