Business Show Swindon a steaming success

By Anita Jaynes on 16 May, 2014

Almost 1000 attendees and exhibitors made STEAM their destination of choice yesterday to attend the fourth Business Show Swindon organised by Business West and sponsored by Excalibur.

The show featured a keynote speech from Rob Law of Magmatic Ltd., the company behind the much-loved children’s brand Trunki. A packed audience heard an inspiring speech from a passionate, engaging and creative entrepreneur. Rob shared his truly remarkable journey to success; how he has grown Trunki to a global brand and his top tips for bringing manufacturing back to the UK.

There was over 90 exhibitors from a wide range of sectors including Monahans Accounting, Total Guide To, Deacons Jewellers, Tomato Source, The Business Exchange Swindon & Wiltshire and The Army.

Alison Edgar, Sales Coaching Ltd who exhibited at the show said: “Thanks so, so, much to Business West for organising such a fantastic event.  I’ve made a great deal of contacts at the show and generated real interest for my business.  I’ve also signed up to become a member of Business West and look forward to forming a strong working relationship together.”

The Business Show provided excellent networking opportunities for local businesses with the ever popular speed networking sessions and LinkedIn Lounge.

Ian Larrard, Director of Swindon and Wiltshire Initiative, Business West said: “Business is  about connecting people; people buy people.  At Business West we deliver hundreds of networking events throughout the year and with the most popular being speed networking, it’s a great opportunity for a room of people to meet with each other, in a fast, furious and fun environment.”

James Phipps, CEO, Excalibur said: “The Business Show was a great success and provided an opportunity to meet businesses from across the region. Once again the show was a great platform for Excalibur to share insights and advice on technologies that will revolutionise how companies do business. We are proud of our association with the Business Show and Business West and are looking forward to working together more closely going forward as their official IT and Communications partner.”

Ian Larrard, added: “A big thank you to all those who attended and exhibited and our sponsors Excalibur. The show had a great buzz throughout the day.  With nearly 1000 attending, it firmly shows that Swindon is a great place to do business – Swindon has most definitely got its mojo back! From the feedback we have received so far the show has been a tremendous success for the local business community and has been the best Business Show Swindon so far!”