“The message from Hemel Hempstead to all local councils is: if you want even lower unemployment, more investment and a thriving community spirit, get behind local businesses and be inventive.”
Rt Hon Sir Mike Penning, MP for Hemel Hempstead
2017 was a landmark year for Dacorum, we celebrated Hemel Hempstead’s 70th anniversary as a new town and reported a huge £350 million of investment across the area.
It’s also been an exciting 12 months for the Hemel Hempstead Business Ambassadors (HHBA), with new businesses joining and a retention rate of over 95%. During 2017 we hosted 6 exclusive events, providing the unparalleled opportunity for our Business Ambassadors to hear about and help shape the future direction of Dacorum.
We also ran our Investment Showcase event at the House of Commons, an event designed to demonstrate exactly why Hemel Hempstead is the prime location for investment; a place where you can do business.
In 2018 we will see even more changes to the area: we will see the demolition and redevelopment of the old Civic Centre, the £13million redevelopment of The Marlowes Shopping Centre, Phase 2 of the new Dacorum campus of West Herts College, new leisure and retail units at Jarman Square, and the completion of Dacorum Borough Council’s Kilnya Court development, and that’s just for starters.
We are proud to present our Hemel Hempstead Business Ambassadors – 2018 Annual Review which can be downloaded from the following link.
Becoming a Business Ambassador means being part of a business community, which not only represents the area and shares our story to those beyond Hemel but also give you unique access to what’s going on locally before it happens. Through the structured, high quality events you will get to meet and hear from council, investors and other business leaders about the opportunities, challenges and key initiatives shaping our area.
To find out how you can join and get involved, please contact:
Published on: April 20, 2018