Businesses from across the two counties gathered at the Three Counties Showground yesterday for the Chamber’s Autumn Business Expo, in association with Hewett Recruitment.
More than 120 exhibitors and 800 visitors attended the popular event in Malvern, with many commenting on the lively atmosphere in the main exhibition hall.
The day began with its Networking Breakfast, where over 200 guests enjoyed a delicious morning banquet before hearing from guest speaker Nicholas Stamenkovic, Senior Economist of NatWest Group, Ben Mannion, Director at Hewett Recruitment and Sharon Smith, Chief Executive at the Chamber.
Of the Expo, Sharon commented: “I was pleased to welcome so many new and returning faces to our final business exhibition of 2019. Our Expos are two of the busiest events in our networking calendar, and it’s fantastic to see local companies making those all important connections time and time again.”
Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce was thrilled to welcome so many new businesses to exhibit on the day, and hopes that guests also took advantage of the tasty Food and Drink Producers’ Zone, sponsored by mfg Solicitors, and enjoyed networking with other business professionals in the dedicated Networking Zone, sponsored by Haines Watts.
To help raise awareness of World Mental Health Day, attendees were also encouraged to visit the Time to Change and NHS Now We’re Talking stands to find out more about supporting colleagues who have or are currently experiencing mental health problems.
In attendance at the event was Annette Ford, General Manager of Cleftbridge Ltd, who commented: “We found the Expo to be a great way of introducing ourselves to the wider world and taking advantage of meeting with other exhibitors.”
Also speaking at the event from overall sponsors Hewett Recruitment, Verity Hudson, Marketing Executive, said: “The Expo is a brilliant opportunity to showcase our knowledge, expertise and services to the local business area.”
The Chamber’s Spring Business Expo will take place on Thursday 12 March 2020, and stands are now available to book. For more information regarding the Expo, contact the HW Chamber’s Events team on firstname.lastname@example.org, or alternatively visit the Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce website.