Thursday 12th October 2023
Showground, Wadebridge

Cornwall Business Show: the only big B2B show in the first half of 2019

Cornwall Business Show

This year’s Cornwall Business Show will be the only large B2B exhibition in Devon or Cornwall during the first half of 2019.

Cornwall Business Show 2019 will be held at the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, on Thursday, March 14.

The show’s managing director, Andrew Weaver, said: “With more than 100 companies on board to date, we are already ahead of previous years. I hope this will give other businesses who are considering taking a stand a boost in confidence, particularly those firms who want to expand their networks and their horizons.  In anticipation of this we’ve increased the potential size of the show.”

This year, up to 140 stands will be available. This has increased every year since the very first Cornwall Business Show was held at Kingsley Village in 2012.

“We had 125 exhibitors last year,” said Andrew, “and the event seems to have grown fairly organically each year. For many companies, exhibiting at the show has proved to be a shrewd investment of their precious resources – with people making connections that bring in significant levels of new business. The Cornwall Business Show clearly has a proven track record for our customers.”

Stu Anderson, operations director of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth and Skills Hub said: “We are pleased to be supporting the Cornwall Business Show as headline sponsor.

“Those who run a business, or who are thinking about starting or scaling up, should be going to events like the Cornwall Business Show. It is a really good opportunity to get out and talk to people, meet new connections and suppliers. There is no better way of maintaining and developing your customer base than seeing people in person.

“More importantly you can get out of the routine of working ‘in’ your business and work ‘on’ the business, finding some new ideas from the seminars and catching up with what is happening in the local business community.

“The Growth and Skills Hub is a free service to see what support is on offer to help businesses become more efficient, make improvements and develop their team. Since we started in 2016, we have helped over 2,000 businesses do just that.

Mr Anderson added: “Our team are looking forward to meeting the hundreds of people that come along to the show to talk to them about how taking a bit of time out from their business can really help them see the big picture and where they can get help to grow.”

So far, a wide range of businesses from different sectors have booked  for this year’s show – from motor dealers to IT firms, from education to telecoms, from wealth management, book-keeping and accountancy, to printing and marketing merchandise, creative agencies – and many more.

Those who would like to know more about the show can request an information pack via the website, at Visitor registration for free entry is now open.

A programme of seminars throughout the day will be announced closer to the time.

Cornwall Business Show, on Thursday, March 14, 2019, is sponsored by Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth and Skills Hub. Its media partners are Cornwall Live and Business Cornwall magazine. The event is also supported by JH Audio Visual.