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Business Direct is a monthly online newsletter focused at providing the local business community with:

  • Unique and relevant local news
  • Information about our services and support available to you such as:
    • Business support opportunities
    • Service changes and updates (for example, business rates, parking,etc)
    • Consultations
    • Town centre developments
    • Funding opportunities
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Updated: 24 November 2023

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