In this video, we chat with Rob Perks, chief executive at Inspire. They inspire, advise and support enterprise across Wiltshire and NE Somerset. Rob is an experienced business strategist, having studied this with operational efficiency at Warwick Business School, practical application has been through undertaking a number of strategic reviews and transformation projects for several Corporates as well as smaller businesses. Business development and promotion of the business are a particular area of expertise.
Rob is responsible for leading the Chamber of Commerce and SME support services across the South West. Providing strategic direction and developing the Inspire Brand and its customer proposition through a range of excellent products and services to help businesses survive and thrive.
He works with UK Government, Local Enterprise Partnerships, Growth Hubs, and Local Authorities to develop a strategy for high growth SME sector including an effective support and advice framework. He ensures Inspire is the 'go-to' place for Scale-Up support in the South West.
He works with large corporate partners to support and grow the local economy. The role includes building partnerships with senior politicians locally and nationally, other Policymakers such as the Bank of England and Universities, UK and Local Government Officers, and Business Leaders.
Find out more: www.inspirebiz.co.uk
In these series of short videos, we chat with Somerset business owners to find out what they do, how they do it, and more importantly, why they do it. Informal chats are recorded via Zoom and offer a chance to share tips, information, and advice.
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