That was the verdict of Cllr Peter Tomlinson, Chairman of Worcestershire County Council after attending the 6thAnnual Worcestershire Festival of Business at Chateau Impney on Friday 13thSeptember. He also added “I had an excellent morning and what impressed me so much was the enormous enthusiasm and optimism of all the exhibitors.”
This yearly celebration of Worcestershire Enterprise and Entrepreneurship brings together businesses from across the County to showcase capability, to network and to boost the local supply chain. Darren Wilkins of CITYSIGNS hailed the event a great success and stated; “We have exhibited at every Worcestershire Festival of Business so far and 2019 was certainty the best year yet. It was great to be among likeminded businesses and delegates to promote our business. We used the event to promote new products and we will certainly be back again next year!” Another exhibitor, Simon Hodgetts of SB Print said; “We’ve come away from the exhibition with a great batch of new enquiries to work on and visitors were telling us that they would much prefer to buy local and support like-minded businesses – that’s a win-win for everyone.”
The Worcestershire Festival of Business is organised by Worcestershire Enterprise Ltd, the social enterprise business behind the ever popular #WorcestershireHour hashtag on Twitter. MD Stuart Allen commented that; “A survey sent out to hundreds of the exhibition visitors has already had a huge response and the best statistic so far is that 100% of them are planning to attend the event again in 2020.”
The event charity for 2019 was Worcester based Leukaemia Care who received a cheque for £500.