Local companies to focus on global growth at the Hunts Business Fair

Thursday 31 March 2016

The Huntingdonshire Business Fair takes over Wood Green Animal Shelter on Thursday 21 April and with over 100 companies already having confirmed they’ll be showcasing their products and services.

With 38 per cent of respondents to the latest Cambridgeshire Chamber Economic Survey signalling that they have not yet considered opportunities to grow their business overseas, the event will also offer an opportunity to hear from UKTI who will be helping businesses to understand how they can take the first steps towards identifying potential for business growth overseas and connect with target markets.

Sponsored by Alconbury Weald, the event will provide additional networking opportunities for visitors during two speed networking sessions plus an inspirational presentation from award-winning businessman Tony Larkins. Tony will be sharing advice on how to build a strong brand through growth and acquisition.

John Bridge OBE DL, Chief Executive of Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce, said: “It’s an exciting time for the business community to be linking up and creating new business opportunities. Against the backdrop of increasing uncertainty being created by the EU referendum debate, and continuing discussions over the potential for devolution in our region and what it would mean for businesses, the focus is on local companies to remain positive and resilient and continue to push their growth plans forward. We are very much looking forward to hearing about our members’ recent successes at this year’s Huntingdonshire Business Fair and helping to inspire future growth through our exciting free seminar programme.”

The annual event, organised by Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses, will also include the launch of The Hunts Post Business Awards, offering a chance to network with sponsors, judges and previous winners to discover the many benefits of entering this year’s awards.

Event Programme
8.00am - Official Launch of the Hunts Post Business Awards 2016
This year’s event will kick-off with the official launch of the Hunts Post Business Awards 2016. Join us for breakfast with the sponsors, judges, previous winners and guest speakers. Come along to network and discover the many benefits of entering your company in this year’s awards.

10.30am - Speed Networking – free, open to all

11.30am - Solar Energy – better than a cash ISA?
Discover how you can save money off your energy bill with Anvil Energy Saving Installations

12.30pm - Signposting to Export Success – a beginners guide to trading overseas
Let UKTI point you in the right direction as you take the first steps towards identifying potential for business growth overseas and connecting with your target market

1.30pm - Spotlight on business growth
How to build a strong brand and an award-winning business through growth and acquisition with Tony Larkins, Beacon Wealth Management and Jeffrey Mills Solicitors

2.30pm - Speed Networking – free, open to all

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June 14 2019 12:00PM / 12.00-3.00pm
Global Leaders Lunch and Awards 2019
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