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THE economy may be beginning to return to life, but the steps businesses need to take to cash in on the upswing is the subject of a free breakfast briefing.

The south coast office of accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson will come up with ideas at the firm’s event.

Starting with a full English breakfast, the briefing takes place from 7.30am to 9am at Portsmouth Marriott Hotel, Southampton Road, North Harbour, on Thursday, September 26.

Speakers from Smith & Williamson include assurance and business services partner Julie Mutton, tax services to business partner Paul Duckworth, and senior partner Chris Appleton, who covers growth through acquisition.

To reserve a place at the event, which regularly attracts up to 70 attendees, email Chloe Willcox at