Open for Business, the Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe, Friday, March 4

A Government minister will be calling in at a business exhibition and networking event in Ilfracombe on Friday, March 4.

Disabilities minister Justin Tomlinson MP will be running a workshop at the Open for Business event in the Landmark.

Along with North Devon MP Peter Heaton-Jones, he will be meeting employers to discuss how to employ and retain disabled people.

Entitled Disability Confident, it will be held in the Pavilion from 10am-12noon and is the first in a series of talks from guest speakers running throughout the day.

The event is organised by COMBEbusiness and runs from 10am-5pm, with free entry for all.

Other speakers include entrepreneur Adam Saunders, Chris Garcia, CEO of the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership and Laurent Boon, BT’s programme manager for Connecting Devon and Somerset.

It will also include the chance to network, find out more about social media, take part in one-to-one business clinics and much more.

To find out more or to book exhibition space, go to

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