Plan your day at South West Expo

By Anita Jaynes on 26 June, 2017

Have you got your ticket to the hottest business event this summer?

South West Expo returns to STEAM Museum, Swindon, this Thursday June 29 2017.

In its fifth year, the business show promises to be a day packed full of networking opportunities, keynote speakers and business workshops, with over 900 delegates expected to attend and 115 local firms exhibiting in the exhibition hall.

Throughout the day, there are a number of planned workshops and keynote speeches including a digital marketing masterclass, with Richard Woods, finalist in the 2015 series of the BBC’s The Apprentice.

Here is the event timetable to help plan your day:


Pre-event Breakfast Networking sponsored by Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce & Swindon and Wiltshire LEP with keynote speaker Steve Clarke.


9.00am – 10.00am

PAID TICKET ONLY WORKSHOP: SEO / Digital Lead Generation

Join BBC Apprentice Finalist Richard Woods to discover how to generate more business from your website and digital marketing activities.


9.45am – 10.15am


9.50am – 10.20am


10.15am – 11.15am


10.40am – 11.10am


11.00am – 11.45am


11.30am – 12.30am


11.30am – 12.30am


12.15pm -12.45pm


12.45pm – 1.15pm


12.45pm – 1.45pm


1.00pm – 1.40pm


1.30pm – 2.15pm

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Steve Clarke – The UK’s Leading Sales and Business Mentor, Serial Award Winning Entrepreneur

Steve Clarke will share the secrets he used to take his own business from start-up to over £32m sales in just eight years. Secrets so simple, you can implement them the very next day to boost your sales and profits.


2.00pm – 3.00pm

PAID TICKET ONLY WORKSHOP: Entrepreneurial TOP 10 Tips to starting and growing your business! By Alison Edgar, the Entrepreneur’s Godmother

More than 600,000 businesses are started every year, and according to Forbes magazine, 90% of start-ups fail. What makes you different? The Entrepreneur’s Godmother is one of the UK’s Top 10 Business Advisors. With over 25 years’ experience in sales and a business owner for 6 years, Alison has become a well-known name in the UK’s entrepreneurial community. She will share with you her top tips for starting and growing a business, ensuring you are in the 10% of start-ups that not only survive, but thrive.


2.50pm – 3.00pm

Biz Card Prize Draws Announced & Charity Cheques Presented


South West Expo is free to attend, but registration is essential. To find out more and to register visit:

Everyone that registers and attends will receive:

  • 2 Free tickets to Swindon Town FC
  • 2 Free tickets to Swindon Wildcats
  • 10% discount off Swindon Designer Outlet
  • 1 year’s free subscription to SME Today worth £75

We will be exhibiting on stand 57. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday!