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Less than a week to go until sold-out Huntingdonshire business fair 2015

There’s less than a week until the region’s biggest business exhibition opens its doors to over 60 exhibitors and hundreds of visitors.

Businesses from across the region are in the process of preparing their stands ahead of one of the best opportunities to promote their products and services.

Karen Dawson, Events and Training Co-ordinator at Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce commented “For the first time exhibition stands at the Huntingdonshire Business Fair have sold out over a month prior to the exhibition date. With an informative and inspiring seminar programme, speed networking and many opportunities for making new professional relationships we expect this year’s exhibition to be one of the bet yet.”

A free seminar program and two opportunities for speed networking have been a driving force in helping all exhibition stands sell out over a month before the event. Businesses will hear from Simon Atack of Ace Tech Training who will be providing a fresh perspective on successful sales and delving into the fascinating psychology behind selling. Plus Paul Jackson, Managing Director of Forward Composites, will be advising businesses on creating and sustaining a resilient business.

The Huntingdonshire Business Fair is organised by Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce in partnership with the Federation of Small Businesses. The event is sponsored by Alconbury Enterprise Campus Software, Borney UK, The Hunts Post, Something Beckons, SME Heroes and supported by Purple Haze. 

Huntingdonshire Business Fair a sell out

The region’s biggest business exhibition is shaping up to be one of the best yet as event organisers confirm that all exhibition spaces have been sold ahead of the fair on Thursday 23 April.

Businesses from across the region will be engaging with each other and growing their business network as they convene at the sold out exhibition being held at Wood Green Animal Shelters in just over two weeks.

Commenting on the positive news John Bridge OBE DL, Chief Executive of Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce, said “It is brilliant to see so many businesses from across the region taking up the opportunity to promote their services and products. The positive response illustrates that businesses are planning for growth and seeking new opportunities. With businesses of all different sectors and industries set to attend we are sure that this event will be a stepping stone towards creating an even more vibrant regional economy.”  

The Huntingdonshire Business Fair aims to encourage wider collaboration between businesses from across the area as well as offer businesses a unique opportunity to be inspired by guest speakers.

Businesses are invited to hear from Simon Atack of Ace Tech Training who will be providing a fresh perspective on successful sales and delving into the fascinating psychology behind selling. Plus Paul Jackson, Managing Director of Forward Composites, will be advising businesses on creating and sustaining a resilient business. There will also be two sessions of speed networking for businesses to continue making new contacts. 

The Huntingdonshire Business Fair is organised by Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce in partnership with the Federation of Small Businesses. The event is sponsored by Alconbury Enterprise Campus Software, Borney UK, The Hunts Post, Something Beckons, SME Heroes and supported by Purple Haze

Free places for the seminars and speed networking will be available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Opportunity for exhibitors to receive training on maximising ROI

Businesses are to obtain exclusive advice on how to make the most of their investment to exhibit and discover how to avoid making key mistakes ahead of this year’s Huntingdonshire Business Fair.

With businesses putting time and resources into exhibiting it’s essential that they see a return from their investment.

Prior to this year’s exhibition, exhibitors from all different sectors are being offered a chance to meet together to receive the knowledge they need to ensure that they take full advantage of the opportunities to promote their business and build lasting professional connections.

With help from Caroline Robinson of Sandler Training, exhibitors will be discovering how they can have effective conversations with visitors, how to arrange meaningful follow-up discussions as well as discussing common exhibition mistakes and how to avoid them.

Organiser Karen Dawson, Events & Training Co-ordinator at Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce, said: “We often hear from businesses that whilst they find exhibiting beneficial, they would like to know more about how they can achieve maximum benefits from exhibiting. We are delighted that this year we have been able to provide businesses with a chance to learn more about taking full advantage of the opportunities the Huntingdonshire Business Fair offers. With expert advice from Caroline Robinson, businesses will be equipped with the skills and information they need to ensure that they can make professional connections that can be developed into real business opportunities beyond the exhibition.” 

The event is free to all exhibitors at the Huntingdonshire business Fair and £10.00 (plus VAT) for those not exhibiting.

For more information or to book a place please contact Karen Dawson, Events & Training Co-ordinator at Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce,  on 01223 209808 or email k.dawson@cambscci.co.uk including your company name, all delegate names and job titles, and a contact telephone number.

 

Award winning businessman to share secrets of success with companies

Businesses from across the region will be receiving expert advice on creating and sustaining a resilient business from Paul Jackson, Managing Director of Forward Composites.

Winner of the Hunts Post Business of the Year Award in 2013, Forward Composites remains one of the region’s most exciting businesses. With two years of trading under their belt, the company’s Managing Director will be talking to businesses about the highlights and challenges the company have experienced to date to help equip businesses with the knowledge they need to overcome the same problems.

Speaking ahead of the event John Bridge OBE DL, Chief Executive of Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce, said: “With businesses looking to build upon the positive results they have seen in recent months, it is important that they are provided with encouragement to take the next steps to grow their businesses. Under the guidance of Paul Jackson Forward Composites has grown into an exciting provider of composite materials and looks to the future in terms of its development, hoping to become a composite partner of choice to major companies in the aerospace, defence, automotive and motor sport sectors. I believe businesses will be inspired by Forward Composite’s forward thinking attitude and hope they will be motivated to begin thinking about their long term plans for development.”

The Huntingdonshire Business Fair is organised by Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce in partnership with the Federation of Small Businesses. The event is sponsored by Alconbury Enterprise Campus Software, Borney UK, The Hunts Post, Something Beckons and SME Heroes and supported by Purple Haze. Over 60 companies have already signed up to exhibit at the annual event which last year attracted over 500 visitors.

Exhibition stands are still available for the event starting at £75.00 (plus VAT) for Chamber and FSB members.

Free places for Paul Jackson’s seminar will be available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Fresh perspective on successful sales to be shared at free seminar

Sales, and how to increase them, will be the focus of one of two free seminar’s taking place at this year’s Huntingdonshire Business Fair.

Simon Atack, Managing Director of Ace Tech Training, will be delving into the psychologically of selling and showing businesses all of the elements that underpin buyer behaviour, helping them to increase their sales figures and most importantly – understand why they might not be achieving the results they expect. Simon will also be equipping businesses with some simple but effective communication techniques that could help transform profitability.

John Bridge OBE, Chief Executive of Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce, said: “Sales are the life blood of many organisations and I am sure that the fresh perspective shared within this seminar will be welcomed by companies no matter their industry. By learning the key motivators and de-motivators that can have a major impact on buyer decision making  companies will be able to take the lessons learnt during the seminar and use them to increase sales in their own businesses.”

Organiser Karen Dawson, Events & Training Co-ordinator at Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce, added: “Each year we aim to ensure that the seminars included within the programme provide inspiration and up-to-date information for businesses.  The expert advice that businesses will receive during the seminar will enable them to re-asses their own sales practices and give them a clear picture of what they need to change, or perhaps do more of.”

The Huntingdonshire Business Fair is organised by Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce in partnership with the Federation of Small Business, with administration support from Purple Haze. The event is sponsored by Alconbury Enterprise Campus Software, Borney UK, The Hunts Post, Something Beckons and SME Heroes. Over 60 companies have already signed up to exhibit at the annual event which last year attracted over 500 visitors.

Exhibition stands are still available for the event starting at £75.00 (plus VAT) for Chamber members, book your stand today to avoid missing out on this great opportunity to showcase your business. 

Free places for The Psychology of Selling: Understanding Buyer Behaviour seminar will be available on a first-come-first-served basis 

Book your exhibition stand for the Huntingdonshire Business Fair

The Huntingdonshire Business Fair continues to grow year on year and now attracts around 130 exhibitors and over 500 visitors. With a free seminar programme and two popular speed networking sessions, there are multiple opportunities to showcase your business, meet new suppliers and get connected.

There is free admission for all visitors, with stands available from £75 (plus VAT). Please note that the speed networking session will operate on a first come, first served basis.

There are 3 exhibition stand sizes available.

2x2m stand
£75.00 (plus VAT) Members, £105.00 (plus VAT) Non-members 

2x4m stand
£115.00 (plus VAT) Members, £145.00 (plus VAT) Non-members 

2x6m
£155.00 (plus VAT) Members, £190.00 (plus VAT) Non-members 

A Member rate is applicable to companies that are a member of either Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce or the FSB

For more information on either event, or to book an exhibition stand, please contact Karen Dawson, Events & Training Co-ordinator, on 01223 209808 or email k.dawson@cambscci.co.uk including your company name, all delegate names and job titles, and a contact telephone number.