South Gloucestershire trade fair to highlight small businesses

February 28 2017

TWO businesswomen have joined forces to run a South Gloucestershire trade fair.


TWO businesswomen have joined forces to run a South Gloucestershire trade fair.

Esther James from Yate and Louise Elliott from Chipping Sodbury are planning the first South Glos Expo, which is aimed at supporting and highlighting small businesses in their area.  

 The event will take place on Tuesday, May 9, at the Bristol and Bath Science Park at Emersons Green. The inaugural show will feature an exhibition area with up to 30 businesses promoting their products and services. There will also be workshops, speed networking and a keynote speaker.   

The event is targeted at sole traders, microbusinesses and small and medium size enterprises based in South Gloucestershire or those companies wishing to raise their profile in the area. Esther, who runs social media management company Socialable, said: “We often talked about being part of the very active and vibrant Bristol business community but lamented the fact there were few events for business people in the greater Bristol area, particularly close to our homes.”  

Louise, who has her own sales consultancy, Elevate Your Business, said: “We thought organising an event which showcased this area was a great idea. We have a thriving local business community too and people want to get to know the businesses in this area.”   

Tickets to attend the event are free but there will be a charge for speed networking, with exhibition stands starting at £575.

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