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Show whips up lots of business
SWINDON’S Business Show may be in its third year but it continues to attract the crowds as more than 1,000 people attended the event.
The show, which is certain to become a permanent fixture on the business calendar, had almost 100 stands and saw a constant stream of visitors.
“I thought it was an excellent event,” said Emma Faramarzi, who is both a borough councillor and the chairman of the Swindon Federation Of Small Businesses.
“We thought it was a good idea to have a stall and we were pretty busy all day.
“The show is certainly better than last year and that is probably due to the fact small businesses exhibited.”
The show had plenty of advice, support and guidance for local businesses and it was sponsored by the Swindon-based IT and communications experts Excalibur, which celebrates its 20 years in business this year.
Excalibur’s CEO James Phipps said: “The show is a hugely important event for Swindon and is critical to our local economy.
“The show created great opportunities for businesses as well as providing them with important insights and ideas of how to achieve and sustain growth in 2013. “The trade stand and networking element was great for establishing new relationships and will bring home the fact that Swindon is an excellent, resourceful place to do business.”
Jack FM kept local businesses up to date with timely information about the show.
Ian Larrard, the director of Business West Swindon Initiative, said: “We are proud that the show has become a much anticipated annual event in Swindon’s business calendar.
“It provides local businesses with a great platform to network and create new business opportunities. The show was a great success.”