5 exciting reasons to attend the South West Expo

Mary Martin
Director of Marketing | Business West
19th May 2016

South West Business & Community Expo has joined forces with Business West this year to bring local businesses a bigger, better and more exciting business show at STEAM, Thursday 30 June 2016. 

Over 900 businesses are expected to attend this year’s event and delegates can look forward to a plethora of activity including, over 80 exhibitors, industry leading workshops, speed networking, a 1-2-1 zone with business experts, a Q&A with eminent business leaders and much more…

Ian Larrard, Director of the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative, Business West said: “We’re delighted to have partnered with South West Expo and this year’s event will offer even more opportunities for local businesses, as well as providing important insights and ideas on how to achieve and sustain growth in 2016 and beyond.”

This year’s line up of keynote speakers continues to build on the reputation of bringing business’ most influential names to the region, many for the first time.  The programme for the keynote speakers is as follows:


Brad Burton - UK’s No1 Motivational Speaker, MD of 4N, Best Selling Author


Julianne Ponan - Award Winning Young Entrepreneur, Female CEO


Sgt Rick Clement - Double Amputee Afghanistan War Hero, Inspirational Speaker


Alison Edgar - The Entrepreneurial Godmother – Sales Hero!


Richard Woods - 2015 BBC Apprentice (Final 5), Marketing Genius, Branding Expert

Best-selling author Brad Burton has an impressive track record of standing room only seminars at business shows throughout the country, and will help you to change the way you think about your life and business forever.

Julianne Ponan, an award winning young entrepreneur and CEO of brand Creative Nature, will share her own experiences of owning a business at the age of 22, and provide insight into how you too can have the drive and determination to take your business to the next level.

Double amputee and Afghanistan war hero, Sgt Rick Clements will share his inspirational and motivational story about how his injuries have impacted his life and how he overcame the odds to walk again. 

Alison Edgar, The Entrepreneur’s Godmother and sales guru will share her passion for helping businesses to grow and will provide her top tips for making your sales a success. 

The speaker line-up is completed by 2015 Apprentice runner-up, Richard Woods. Richard has an obsession for entrepreneurship, design and digital marketing and will share his secrets for success. 

Alec Jones-Hall, Director of South West Expo, said "We're excited to have such a fantastic line up of keynote speakers at this year’s event, they are an invaluable addition to our already much anticipated annual event in Swindon’s business calendar, they are not to be missed!" 

The South West Business and Community Expo is ideal for anyone thinking about starting a business or expanding their current business, ensure you don’t miss out and book your place today; book online www.southwestexpo.co.uk 

There are a few exhibition stands remaining, if you would like more information about exhibition packages call Alec on 01793 862 510 or email alec@southwestexpo.co.uk


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