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Date: 06/09/2016

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce’s Autumn Business Expo, taking place on Thursday 6 October at the Three Counties Showground from 9.00am-3.00pm and sponsored by Hewett Recruitment, is offering local businesses the unique opportunity to hear from John Carr, Partner Manager at Facebook.

Mark Berrisford-Smith, Chief Economist at HSBC UK Commercial Banking, the speaker at the March 2016 ExpoJohn is the keynote speaker for the Expo’s networking breakfast, a highlight of the day which reguarly attracts 250 people from across the two counties and beyond. Previous speakers have included Mark Berrisford-Smith, Chief Economist at HSBC UK Commercial Banking (March 2016) and Simon Gibson, Chairman of the Alacrity Foundation and Chief Executive of Wesley Clover Corporation (October 2015).
John will kick start the event by speaking to attendees on “The Evolution of Communication”. Ben Mannion from overall sponsor Hewett Recruitment will also address guests before officially opening the 125 stand business exhibition at 9.30am.
The Autumn Expo features an exciting programme, including two free workshops delivered by Facebook: “Driving Growth With Facebook” at 9.30am and “Introduction To Instagram” at 10.30am. Places for these workshops are limited and businesses are encouraged to book now by visiting or emailing
The theme for the October Expo is Health and Wellbeing, and the exhibition will feature an interactive zone where The Networking Zone, sponsored by SME Solicitorsvisitors can find out about the importance of health and wellbeing in the workplace. Johnson Fleming, based in Bromsgrove, are delivering a free seminar on Auto Enrolment at 9.30am, and visitors can meet associates throughout the day in the popular Networking Zone, sponsored by SME Solicitors. This Expo also offers businesses a unique opportunity to meet the local International Trade team on board the Exporting is GREAT truck, which will be present outside throughout the day. The team will be available to advise businesses about export support, and the truck will also host several mini workshops – visit for a full programme.
Adrian Barradell, Owner of Clarify Copywriting in Evesham, said: “For me, the Expo is a not to be missed annual event. There is a real strength in attending either as a delegate or an exhibitor, because under one roof you’ll find pretty much every business that matters across the two counties.”
Penny Lowe, Managing Director of Wellington Consulting in Hereford said: “On hearing about the Chamber Business Expo, I decided this would be a good way to meet a lot of local businesses in the shortest possible time. I was not disappointed. From attending for one morning, I found three local suppliers that I have been using ever since and gained customers as a result of the contacts made at the event.”
Businesses are asked to pre-register to attend the Expo, the networking breakfast and all seminars/ workshops by visiting, emailing or phoning 01905 673 612. Visit the website for more details about the programme, to view photos and videos from previous events and to see the list of exhibitors.