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Brentwood Business Showcase - Save the date: Wednesday 1 November 2017

Date: 22 September 2017

If you only visit one business event this year make sure it is the Brentwood Business Showcase with its fantastic line-up of speakers, workshops and networking opportunities.

Wednesday 1 Novemberwill see the annual showcase take place at Brentwood School, Middleton Hall Lane, Brentwood, CM15 8EE following the hugely successful inaugural event last year.

Organised by Brentwood Borough Council and supported by Wortley Byers Law – the Showcase’s Platinum and Networking Café Sponsor -  and Gold Sponsor TaxAssist Accountants - the Showcase is promoting Brentwood as a great place to locate, grow and do business offering a new arena for companies to network, support local trade and champion their businesses.

The Council is looking for a wide variety of Brentwood and Essex-based businesses to exhibit at the Showcase where guidance will range from finding a niche market to building a business as well as advice on digital futures, marketing, business success and entrepreneurship.  

Whether you have a large company or a small established business it’s important to make new relationships and meet new contacts. At the Brentwood Business Showcase you can meet people from a range of different organisations to help raise awareness of your company and provide you with valuable leads.

There is a limit on the number of exhibition stands that will be available, so to express an interest, do visit www.brentwoodbusinessshowcase.co.uk.

Registration to attend is now also open and its vital that anyone wishing to attend proceeds through the registration process to secure their tickets which are FREE

This innovative event will focus on digital futures and entrepreneurship and include:

  • Keynote speakers
  • Business advice
  • Informative workshops
  • Exhibitors
  • Networking opportunities
  • Drinks networking reception hosted by the Brentwood Chambers of Commerce

Highlights will include:

  • The latest cutting-edge insight into the digital future for businesses.
  • Google Digital Garage will be delivering masterclasses on the digital skills you need to grow your business, your career or just your confidence
  • Microsoft will be speaking on digital transformation and sharing its success to help put Brentwood at the forefront of the competitive commercial market and create a technical advantage so their businesses can boom.

Leader of Brentwood Borough Council, Councillor Louise McKinlay, said: “The Brentwood Business Showcase is a place for businesses to network, support local and regional trade as well as promoting Brentwood as a great place to grow, locate and do business. There is huge demand from businesses large and small hungry to make the most of the opportunities Brentwood can offer, and I am delighted that the event is so well supported both with sponsorship, attendees and of course this year by such famous - and instantly recognisable names - as Microsoft and Google. It’s a great accolade to Brentwood that two of the biggest Digital companies in the world are coming here to share their success.

In a digital age when, for many companies, email marketing is important, you are still more likely to secure valuable business with a one-to-one meeting at an exhibition. There are opportunities to maximise on this to help your business and gain a number of prospects by exhibiting and by networking throughout the day.”

“We are particularly excited to be Platinum sponsor of this highly prestigious event for Brentwood for the second year running” said Jane Winfield, Partner in Commercial Property and Head of Business Development at Wortley Byers Law. “With its proximity to London, major ports, and excellent road and rail infrastructure including Crossrail, Brentwood is a great place to do business.  We are looking forward to meeting national and local businesses that are already putting or want to be part of putting Brentwood on the national map. We will be sharing best legal practice through the workshops that we will be delivering.”

Tickets for the event are FREE and visitors can register atwww.brentwoodbusinessshowcase.co.uk. Please email brentwoodbusinessshowcase@brentwood.gov.ukfor more information.

-ENDS-

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Media Contact: Safira Ali

Tel: 01277 312895

Email: safira.ali@brentwood.gov.uk