Business Expo

14 Oct
  14th October 2021
  7:45am to 2:00pm
  Shrewsbury Town Football Club

Open to members and non-members of Shropshire Chamber. This event is ideal for businesses looking to forge new contacts, raise their profile and extend their business knowledge.

7.45 to 8.15     Registration. Tea/Coffee and breakfast baps available.
8.15 to 9.45     Breakfast Meeting with Guest Speaker Charlotte Hollins from Fordhall Farm.  Fordhall Organic Farm, in Market Drayton, north Shropshire, is England’s first community-owned farm following a high profile campaign in 2006. At the time over 8,000 people across the world supported siblings Charlotte and Ben Hollins, then in their early twenties, to save their family home. They raised a staggering £800,000 in less than six months through the sale of non-profit making community shares.   Now owned by the community and farmed by tenant, Ben Hollins, Fordhall is a wonderful example of community spirit and real organic farming. The site is open to the public and runs a myriad of community projects as well as providing long-term security for its tenant farmers. It is a true example of sustainability, ingenuity and collective community power overpowering the odds.  Followed by networking opportunity.

10.00 to 13.30 Business Expo Opens – Visit the many exhibitors who are looking to promote their services and welcome you. 
13.30 to 14.30 Networking Buffet Lunch – After a busy morning of networking, make sure you pre book your lunch to end the day in a relaxed environment.

To complement the exhibition, we’ll be running 3 free seminars. These seminars are delivered exclusively by Chamber members, enabling attendees to tap into the vast amount of knowledge and insight that Chamber members share.

10.30 to 11.15 SEMINAR 1  
How to look after yourself and your team in a time of 24/7 connection and hybrid-working delieverd by Stephanie Henson from Sixticks

How to deal with endless notifications and a pressure to always be online is a key message at an upcoming e-clinic led by Stephanie Henson, founder of techtimeout – creators of the first workplace programme and accreditation focused on helping businesses improve their relationship with technology to benefit employee mental health and productivity.
The 45 minute e-clinic will include an insight into how technology is addictive in its nature and how it’s having an impact on workplaces. You will discover actionable tips to help you and your teams manage screen time and work productively in a way that supports mental wellbeing.       

11.30 to 12.00 SEMINAR 2  Aaron & Partners
Employment Law

12.15 to 13.00 SEMINAR 3
Presented by Jon Hepburn from The Fedora Consultancy. Jon is a Chartered Marketer helping businesses with a common-sense, practical approach to marketing planning, project management and implementation.

What it is? A free 45-minute tuition session on 8 business-to-business marketing techniques – not just the ‘what’, but why and how these can help your business. 

Why you should attend?   Lots of practical tips to help you get to grips with some of the latest marketing thinking – enabling you to ‘do more with less’ and make the most of a limited marketing budget.

Who should attend? Those responsible for or with an interest in marketing and business development at ‘business to business’ companies and professional services providers

What you will gain by attending? It’s a real time-saver that will help you adapt your marketing activities at a time of almost continuous change. The session will help concentrate your marketing efforts on dialogue with customers and prospects you would like to know better.

The session gives lots of practical and easy-to-apply ideas in common-sense language that can be easily applied when combined with your knowledge of your business. Covering some of the latest trends in marketing with a particular emphasis on customer retention, it provides an overview and insight on topics including empathy-based marketing, why buyer behaviour matters, better segmentation of your marketing database, refreshing your content marketing and why technology doesn’t have all the answers.

(Seminars will run whilst the Expo takes place. NB You are free to dip in and out of the Expo and seminars throughout the whole event) 

If you book an exhibition stand you will receive 2 free breakfast places and 2 free lunch places.

A list of exhibitors will appear here nearer the time of the event:

It is free of charge to visit the Expo but you do still need to book your place.

Tickets are issued and visitors admitted on the understanding that no canvassing is allowed by non-exhibitors. Visitors suspected of canvassing in contravention of this rule will be asked to leave. This policy is in place to support the exhibitors that have supported this event by purchasing a stand and making the event possible