Second Hartlepool Enterprise Week set for launch

Published Thursday, 4th January 2024

The second Hartlepool Enterprise Week will take place later this month with the aim of promoting and supporting self-employment.

Organised by Hartlepool Borough Council’s Economic Growth Team in partnership with key business support organisations, it will run from January 22nd-26th.

Centred on The BIS in Whitby Street – the Council’s award-winning centre for creative sector businesses, Hartlepool Enterprise Week will comprise a series of free events designed to give budding entrepreneurs the information they need to become their own boss and to provide support to those already running their own businesses.

Councillor Andrew Martin-Wells, Chair of the Council’s Economic Growth and Regeneration Committee, said: “We recognise that thriving small businesses are an integral part of a healthy and successful local economy, and we are keen to promote and support them as much as possible.

“The Economic Growth Team has put together a fantastic programme of free events and I would encourage as many people as possible to take advantage of the advice and support on offer.

“You may be already running your own small business, you might have a great business idea but aren’t sure how to turn it into reality or you might simply want to transform a hobby into income – whatever your circumstances we’d love to hear from you.”

A key event will be a free, informal drop-in session from 3-6pm on Tuesday 23rd January. This will enable anyone interested in becoming self-employed to speak to a member of the Economic Growth Team. No appointment is necessary.

Other topics to be covered during the week will include digital marketing, an introduction to the Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme, tips for launching a successful business, book-keeping and taxes, exploring social enterprise and microfinance for SMEs.

For more information about Hartlepool Enterprise Week and to register for sessions go to