MAKING good use of social media will be the main topic for discussion at the next meeting of the Colne Valley Business Network.

Steven Bradley, of Pennine Business Partners, and Martin Tighe, of Touch Advertising, will speak of their experiences using social media for business while Lynn Bradley will give insights into the “dangers of jumping into the social media maelstrom”.

Numbers are limited to 40 for the event, which takes place from 5.30 to 7.30pm next Tuesday at The Weavers in Golcar. To book, email or phone 01484 221646.

Clr Hilary Richards, Valleys Area Committee representative, said: “The newly established Colne Valley Business Network is a major opportunity for our local businesses to learn from and support each other and drive economic growth which is more crucial than ever in volatile economic times with reduced public sector business support.

“A major consideration for an effective and growing local economy is the availability of fast broadband.

“The council will be working hard with the CVBN and other partners to put together proposals which we hope will encourage broadband providers to bring super fast broadband to the area.”