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MEET THE BUYERS 53 “Everyone is welcome at any MSDUK event and with 35 corporate members and counting, ethnic minority business owners are getting more and more out of their membership.” share, support from publicly funded business support organisations such as Business Link and Supply London and some of our more experienced minority businesses. “We’re also looking forward to our annual Awards Dinner and Reception on 25th September in central London. We’ve already invited several keynote speakers in the shape of senior business champions and tables will go on sale in May. There will be six Awards on the night including Corporation of the Year and Award for Business Innovation.” Concludes Mayank: “Everyone is welcome at any MSDUK event and with 35 corporate members and counting, ethnic minority business owners are getting more and more out of their membership.” 9th April 2008 Regional Awareness Breakfast Birmingham Hyatt 08:00 – 11:00 Raising awareness of MSDUK’s activities and achievements amongst business intermediary networks MSDUK, Corporations and Business Champions 30th April 2008 Supplier Orientation & Development Workshop Walkers Stadium, Leicester 09:30 – 12:30 Training and development workshops for ethnic minority businesses Corporate Executives and Industry Experts growth of their businesses with 35 per cent requiring marketing skills. Consortia, employment and HR issues and IT and e-commerce also featured on the training ‘wish list’. Continues Mayank: “Feedback from suppliers and buyers was extremely positive with one senior buyer in particular stating that “going to the market place for