Gerald Smith’s American Jolly

The first is from RIDO:

Rotherham Businesses Showcased at International Conference

posted 29 May 2013 06:50 by ridorotherham@gmail.com

rido_conference_photo_2013Rotherham businesses have been given an even better chance of securing business support overseas after delegates from RiDO (Rotherham investment Development Office) attended the NBIA’s (National Business Incubation Association) international conference held in Boston, USA recently.

Paul Woodcock, Director of Planning, Regeneration & Culture at RiDO, was one of the keynote speakers at the conference, who described how the ERDF-funded Growth and Prosperity in Rotherham (Soft Landing Zone) project works by assisting Rotherham companies with accessing international markets. He also outlined to delegates how the project helps foreign inward investors who choose to locate to RiDO’s business centres, as Rotherham hosts the UK’s only Soft Landing Zone. Read on…..

Secondly the Yorkshire Post’s treatment of the story:

Rotherham’s mission to the States

DELEGATES from the Rotherham investment Development Office have attended the National Business Incubation Association’s international conference held in Boston in the US.

Paul Woodcock, director of planning, regeneration & culture at Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, was one of the keynote speakers at the conference. He described how the ERDF-funded Growth and Prosperity in Rotherham (Soft Landing Zone) project works by helping Rotherham companies to access international markets.

He also told delegates how the project helps foreign investors who choose to locate to RiDO’s business centres.

Mr Woodcock attended alongside Rotherham Councillor Gerald Smith. Read on…

A very nice jolly indeed!

2 thoughts on “Gerald Smith’s American Jolly

  1. He jets off to America at our expense whilst we are still driving round on criminally neglected roads which this incompetent buffoon is responsible for. Nothings changed then!

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  2. You are right their just what did Gerald Smith Contribute to this trip thats why we pay officers to do the job I am sure Paul Woodcock could manage perfectly by himself he didnt need Smith to carry his bags

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