This March saw leaders from a key European training pilot project arrive at the Harlow Enterprise Hub for a three day conference hosted by Academy of Learning Ltd, on a strategic initiative that will affect VSEs (Very Small Enterprises) throughout Europe. Linda Mockford commented “This was a great opportunity for us to enrich the Strategic Leadership and Management training we already offer by enabling our clients free access to tried and tested strategic management tools that will help them develop key strategies to grow their business. Here in the UK and particularly in Essex we have a strong culture of Business Support through the Chamber networks and Growth Accelerator initiatives, however this is not the case in many parts of Europe. Our partners in Greece and France are finding these tools particularly useful in changing the mindset of some small business owners who are seeing the benefit of strategic planning and problem solving. We are also benefitting from making these tools available to Business Advisors in the UK.” Find out more: STRAT Press Release post Harlow.