Working with local small businesses is something we take very seriously at Dacorum Borough Council and are focussing on as part of our Dacorum: Look No Further campaign.
Last week we were able to share some of our successes and advise other councils how they can engage better with small businesses, as part of a live discussion for the Guardian newspaper.
We believe that small businesses are the drivers of our local economy. We are doing what we can to encourage growth in the local community and help local businesses prosper by creating an environment where businesses can grow unhindered, where people want to work and businesses want to locate.
Our Economic Wellbeing team is focussed on supporting your businesses on a day-to-day basis, to help tackle any issues you may be facing. Whether it is recruiting an apprentice, developing sustainable travel plans, help starting a business or looking for a commercial premises we can provide expert support and advice.
And what better way to support local business than by helping to drive more customers to the area?
Kings Langley is attracting interest from across the world as it prepares to temporarily change its name to King’s Landing, the fictional location in the TV series Game of Thrones.
American broadcaster HBO is changing the village sign for a week from February 17 to promote a new DVD release, and they’re encouraging their fans to come and take pictures there.
We are working with them to make the most of the opportunity to promote the village and everything on offer for visitors to Kings Langley and the rest of the borough.
This is a major win for Dacorum and will put Kings Langley firmly on the map.