Why Cornwall Business Show 2018 is the place to be for ambitious businesses of all sizes
One of Cornwall’s premier business events returns in March and will be showcasing the most dynamic and ambitious companies the county has to offer.
Cornwall Business Show launched in 2012 with just 42 exhibitors and has since firmly established itself as the largest, most inclusive B2B trade show in the Cornish calendar.
Continuing to build on the merit and successes of preceding years, the upcoming installment of the event will host up to 140 exhibitors and welcome some 1,100 visitors under one roof.
Set to be bigger than ever, the one-day creative hub will bring together a wide spectrum of industries and sectors encompassing small start-ups, large established companies, and everything in between.
It’s the place to be to make new contacts, meet suppliers and grow your business with the opportunity to meet hundreds of potential new clients.
With local firms seeking to optimise regional trading and business relationships, the event is good news for not just individuals and businesses – but for Cornwall’s economy as a whole.
The event will take place in the heart of the county at the Royal Cornwall Events Centre in Wadebridge, on Thursday, March 15, 2018.
Andrew Weaver, Cornwall Business Show founder, said: “We pride ourselves on creating an event that helps develop the local economy and support the people and businesses within it, whether you are a sole trader or large employer.
“The show has grown year in year out and we really appreciate the support that we receive from exhibitors and visitors alike. Not only is the event a great showcase for the regions businesses, its great way to develop new business, find suppliers and collaborators, grow relationships and expand your network, all of which are essential for business.
“We hope to make this show the biggest we have done to date. With 85 stand booked already its certainly looking like it will be more than just another trade show.
Aside from the main arena, popular features of the show include its regular speed-networking sessions, and a series of free seminars – hourly drop-in sessions that are geared for start-ups, established companies, and individuals seeking to gain insights into a range of topics including cybercrime, improving employee attendance, and leadership.
The successful Feel Good Healthy Workplace Zone will return, featuring exhibitors with a focus on wellbeing in the workplace for both employers and employees alike.
There will also be a Social Enterprise and Charities Zone, a Meet the Expert facility for visitors to book one-to-one appointments with exhibitors, a Social Media Zone tailored to help visitors get their businesses noticed, and much more.
A Bite of Cornwall Food and Drink meanwhile will be hosting the refreshments for the event where you’ll find a range of hot and cold beverages served alongside a selection of freshly cooked food including, local seafood, middle eastern food, vegetarian cuisine, and traditional Cornish pastries.
This year’s headline sponsor is digital agency Everest Media. The focused business technology consultancy can provide help with every stage of a project; from requirements gathering to solution design, deployment, and beyond.
Samuele Armondi, founder and managing director at Everest Media, said: “We are very happy to be back for 2018. The show was a success for us this year and we are really looking forward to seeing how all the other great business in Cornwall have progressed over the past 12 months.
“We have some very exciting new products and services that we can’t wait to share with the business community and, as ever, our team will be on hand to show people how technology can solve the issues their businesses face, day in and day out.”
Also among the sponsors is creative marketing company, iMARVEL!. The team has worked with some of the largest brands on the planet and is a strong advocate for the importance of Cornwall Business Show.
Dean Seddon, founder of iMARVEL!, said: “The Cornwall Business Show is an event which champions entrepreneurs and SMEs, it is a source of contacts, opportunities and enquiries that is vital for any business looking to grow.
“The team at Cornwall Business Show works hard to make the event a success for visitors and exhibitors, which makes this show a must. Based on the success of the event and its reputation across the region, partnering was an absolute no-brainer.”
Lisa Bailey Brown, founder at Urban Planters, said that last year’s event had been beneficial to her business. She said: “This was our third year exhibiting at the Cornwall Business Show and yet again we had a great response, being enable to showcase our products, make important connections and meet other like-minded business all under one roof.”
Averil Glencross of Promotional Gift Finder added: “We found the CBS 2017 of great value to our company. The floor plan allowing enough room between the stands made it a pleasurable experience for people attending. We gained several quality leads, some of which have already turned into sales. We hope to do it again next year.”
To book a stand telephone 01872 888733, or for more information visit Cornwall Business Show online here.