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Local companies to focus on global growth at Huntingdonshire Business Fair

The Huntingdonshire Business Fair takes over Wood Green Animal Shelter on Thursday 21 April and with over 100 companies already having confirmed they’ll be showcasing their products and services.

With 38 per cent of respondents to the latest Cambridgeshire Chamber Economic Survey signalling that they have not yet considered opportunities to grow their business overseas, the event will also offer an opportunity to hear from UKTI who will be helping businesses to understand how they can take the first steps towards identifying potential for business growth overseas and connect with target markets.

Sponsored by Alconbury Weald, the event will provide additional networking opportunities for visitors during two speed networking sessions plus an inspirational presentation from award-winning businessman Tony Larkins. Tony will be sharing advice on how to build a strong brand through growth and acquisition.

John Bridge OBE DL, Chief Executive of Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce, said: “It’s an exciting time for the business community to be linking up and creating new business opportunities. Against the backdrop of increasing uncertainty being created by the EU referendum debate, and continuing discussions over the potential for devolution in our region and what it would mean for businesses, the focus is on local companies to remain positive and resilient and continue to push their growth plans forward. We are very much looking forward to hearing about our members’ recent successes at this year’s Huntingdonshire Business Fair and helping to inspire future growth through our exciting free seminar programme.”  

The annual event, organised by Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses, will also include the launch of The Hunts Post Business Awards, offering a chance to network with sponsors, judges and previous winners to discover the many benefits of entering this year’s awards.

Click here to see the event programme in more detail.

Event programme announced for Huntingdonshire Business Fair

An inspiring programme of guest speakers has been announced for Huntingdonshire's biggest B2B networking event which returns to Wood Green Animal Shelter in April.

Highlights will include expert advice on how to build a strong brand and an award-winning business through growth and acquisition with Tony Larkins of Beacon Wealth Management and Jeffrey Mills Solicitors. Business owners and directors will also discover how to connect with target markets overseas as UKTI offer advice on how to take first steps towards identifying potential for business growth abroad.

Sponsored by Alconbury Weald, the event showcases over 110 local companies each year and will also include two free speed networking sessions to facilitate connections between some of the 550 visitors expected to attend.

Tim Leathes, Development Director of Urban&Civic, the owners and developers of Alconbury Weald said:
"This is an exciting time for the Huntingdonshire economy, with real opportunities for growth and collaboration across the rich diversity of innovative local companies. With at least three new companies arriving at Alconbury Enterprise Campus over the course of the next 12 months, and a £10m skills centre for local manufacturing and engineering companies, we are working with partners to play our part in ensuring Huntingdonshire is one of the best places in the country to do business.

“With new homes being built at Alconbury Weald and the successful launch of the EDGE jobs and skills partnership, we also know we can make a real difference in working with businesses to enhance and develop the local skilled workforce of the future.”

The annual event is organised by Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses.

To see the last few remaining stand locations, please click here.

 

Countdown on to Huntingdonshire Business Fair 2016

Businesses are preparing to show off what they’ve got at the annual Huntingdonshire Business Fair on Thursday 21 April.

Over 120 companies will return once again to the main arena at Wood Green Animal Shelter to showcase their products and services and lay the foundations for new business opportunities in 2016.

For the exhibition’s 550 visitors, the free all-day event also offers two speed networking sessions, expert advice on how to take your first steps to trading overseas and an informative look at how businesses can save money off their energy bill.

Award-winning businessman Tony Larkins, owner of Beacon Wealth Management and Jeffrey Mills Solicitors, will also be inspiring future business success with a presentation on how to build a strong brand and an award-winning business through growth and acquisition.

Sponsored by Alconbury Weald, the Huntingdonshire Business Fair is organised by Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses. The event is free to visit and exhibition stands are still available – find out more here.