Senior business manager Chris Simpson, from Wiltshire Business Support Service, will conduct a half-day workshop in Trowbridge on Friday, teaching how to write an effective business plan.

He will cover why business plans are needed, who they are for, what they include and how to present one. Mr Simpson is an accredited business advisor, qualified leadership coach and entrepreneur. Following a 15-year career in retailing and company director roles, he started his own sports coaching business in 2002.

The workshop will take place at the Conference Room at Pentagon House on Castle Street from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Tickets cost £40. Email