Networks1st Update: 11th January 2008

As this is the first update of the year, can I take this opportunity to wish everybody involved with the Networks the very best for 2008. Altho` we`ve jusy been back a few days, Networks have already been in touch with news of developments. Here`s a sample of what`s been going on;Moray SEN held their own successful Dragons Den event in November and got good publicity in the local press on the back of it. HIE have already provided funding to facilitate and support the Network this financial year and Kevin McDermot of REAP tells us they are in negotiations to extend this contract over a three year period.East Lothian SEN have appointed a new Network facilitator this week and are planning to hold a big event to promote the Network locally in February or March, details to follow.Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow SENs are gearing up for the ‘Community of Business’ events in February, with some great names on the speakers list including Mel Young (Homeless World Cup) and Peter Taylor (Tenhouse Hotels http://www.townhousecompany.com/contact_details).Finally, George Greenshields of Coalburn One Stop Shop (Coalfields SEN) has asked us to let you know about a new brochure and DVD that they’ve produced to promote their conferences centre. You can check them out at www.coalburnmw.org.uk. George can be contacted on 01555 820060.