The 7th Business Showcase South West is from 10am until 4pm on 16th May 2018 at Ashton Gate Stadium. It is an exhibition and networking opportunity, offering a day-long series of powerful business activities.

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We provide several FREE car parks for delegates and exhibitors.

There is a fleet of FREE First Buses serving the event from the Official Showcase car parks and key locations in the city. Our 2 car parks are 2.5 mins ride or 5 mins walk. Read our 4-page Travel & Parking Guide for the event HERE.

We have a trusted team of Showcase Hosts who greet delegates on arrival.


Great exhibitors

The Showcase is first and foremost a business exhibition where delegates can meet businesses from across the region.

There are 260 exhibition spaces.

Pictured is the Blackstar Solutions Stand - winner of the Best Expo Stand Award, October 2017


 Baroness Brady in 2014

Baroness Brady in 2014

- Keynote Speakers

Since day 1, we have engaged some of the very best business speakers and leaders: from Bev James and Karen Brady, to Levi Roots and Wing Commander Green - the world's fastest man.

For 16th May, the Keynotes take place in the Production People Theatre again which is located in the South Stand Concourse of The Stadium.

These are NOT ticketed and seating is on a strictly first-come/first-served basis.

11.00am - 11.30am - Rob Law MBE - Creator of The Trunki

Production People Theatre (Main Stage)

 

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It’s great to be a part of Business Showcase South West and support the largest free networking event in the South West. The calibre of businesses who attend are second to none and I’m really looking forward to being one of the keynote speakers this year – share my journey, experience and the Trunki story.
Rob Law MBE CEO & Founder of Trunki
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He famously was refused investment on BBC's hot series Dragons' Den after the 'Theo Test' on his prototype Trunki.

In retrospectives about the various entrepreneurs, the Dragons frequently cite Rob as the one they most regret having not backed.

His company is known the world over and he is an inspiring lesson to us all that patience and persistence pays off! 

 

 


11.30am - 11.55am - Mark Wright

Production People Theatre (Main Stage)

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Mark Wright is an influential entrepreneur and self-taught digital marketing specialist, renowned for his success in winning BBC’s The Apprentice. 

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In securing the winners title, Mark went on to find and develop one of the UK’s fastest growing digital marketing agencies, Climb Online, in partnership with Lord Sugar. 

As the most successful business to have been founded by an Apprentice winner to date, Climb Online boasts three UK office locations, a customer base of 400 plus and a second-year turnover in excess of £4 million as of January 2017. Boasting a sincere drive for success, Mark now plans to transform Climb Online into a global business – with South Africa, Australia and Dubai firmly in sight. 

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“The South West Business Showcase is an excellent event, and one that I am delighted to be speaking at for a second year running. 2017’s Showcase attracted a range of prestigious brands and SMEs from in and around Bristol, eager to network, support one another and, quite simply, do business.”

“The Climb Online Bristol office opened in October 2016 and has had an exceptional first 18 months or so, proving that Bristol is an excellent City for Business development. I am, therefore, really looking forward to May’s event, and discussing the power of digital marketing for business growth.”

 

12.00am - 12.25am - Amy Golding

Production People Theatre (Main Stage)

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Amy is the youngest female UK appointed CEO of a $100 million dollar company and has a strong connection to the South West.Amy is the CEO of Opus Talent Solutions.

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Her track record is impressive: she graduated from Cambridge University in 2008 and initially worked as a journalist. She later worked for Deloitte and that gave her a superb grounding in strategy setting and how to help companies evolve. In 2013 she was headhunted for a specially created role as Personal Business Advisor to ex Dragon’s Den investor James Caan.

Amy will be revealing her starting in life and then business – and what were her inspirations and first big break. She will be talking about whether there is still a glass ceiling and what it takes to be a business leader.

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I am delighted to be a Keynote speaker at the 7th Showcase, following in the footsteps of inspirational female business leaders like Baroness Brady, Bev Hurley CBE and Bev James. The last year has been one of rapid growth and change and I am looking forward to sharing my journey, tips for success and what the future could hold.

12.30pm - 12.55m - Martin Roberts, Presenter & Expert

Production People Theatre (Main Stage)

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Who would have thought that eating a cockroach smoothie in the jungles of Australia could result in an exciting new business opportunity...? But hey, you have to roll with the punches, and it’s a helluva story. From 15 years of Homes under the Hammer, through I’m a Celebrity....from Children’s books to an inspirational Health and Wellbeing exhibition... How much can I cram in to my 30 minutes?

Martin is perhaps best known as the presenter / expert on BBC1's long-running hit show 'Homes Under the Hammer'. He is also a survivor of the show 'I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here'! Martin is a resident of the West Country and has amassed years of experience in business, property and wealth creation.

He recently founded the Achieve wellness event in Bath and will be sharing his secrets to success at the Business Showcase.

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1.30pm - 2.00pm - Gail Reynolds

Production People Theatre (Main Stage)

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From a single parent on income support to the £6Million Mum and Award-Winning Author shares her 16 years of knowledge and expertise in business. Winner of the Direct Sellers Award and guest appearances on TV Shows - Sky News with Anna Jones and BBC’s Show me the money with Declan Curry.

The sheer excitement and buzz at the South West of England event makes Keynote Speaking an absolute pleasure. Having the highest quality audience enables me to give back to those that are looking for insight and expertise in building a successful Multi-Million-Pound business.”

“Speaking at any event enables me to share my journey and all my success in business. What’s special about speaking on the main stage at the South West of England Event is the tangible atmosphere of people that are all wanting to experience something special. Creating such a huge environment for likeminded individuals is just an amazing situation to be in and I’m truly honoured to be on stage as their Keynote Speaker. Sharing how I have built a business from nothing to a £6Million+ annual turnover is empowering to both me and the audience and I’m thrilled to be a part of this huge event.

 

3.15pm - 3.55pm - Ben Collins

Production People Theatre (Main Stage)

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Ben turned his life-long passion for all things 4-wheeled into a global brand, creating a track record that includes being James Bond’s stunt driving double in iconic Aston Martin chases in the last three 007 movies, penning two best-selling books and thrilling millions by becoming Ferrari’s fastest driver at Le Mans in 2015.

The South West of England is a very special hotbed of creativity, innovation and commerce. I am looking forward to being a part of the day and sharing my unique story and vision for the future with people from all business backgrounds.

He will be having a ‘fireside chat’ in the Production People Theatre with Ollie James from West-based B2B Marketing and Communications company Proctor + Stevenson who have helped bring the global star to the Stadium. He be sharing his story about his journey to the very top of the automotive world, his time instructing Hollywood A-listers like Tom Cruise on the hit BBC series and even the future of electric cars. Better still, in what could be a truly unique free-to-try opportunity, he will be hosting a racing simulator challenge at the Sponsor’s stand at the stadium on the day.

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Ben joined Top Gear, the EMMY and BAFTA award winning TV show, as the mystery white-suited star presenter ‘The Stig’ back in 2002. Nobody ever knew his name or saw his face …not even when Ben coached Cruise. The audience of 2 Million Viewers became 500 Million worldwide whilst “Who is The Stig?” became a top search on Google. Ben has fronted numerous International car shows such as Fifth Gear and the Classic Car Show, and most recently appeared on America’s leading Network CNBC with ‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ and has just done the stunts in the new ‘Han Solo: A Star Wars Story’ and ‘Transformers: Last Knight”.


Attend Workshops

Our professional Workshops are free and informative. They are a 'must attend' part of the Showcase schedule. Some do require you to book a ticket.

For 16th May, the Workshops take place in the Production People Theatre again which is located in the South Stand Concourse of The Stadium.

Our NatWest/Worldpay Workshop / Q & A in Oct 2016

 

10.05am - 11.00am - Workshop by Google

Production People Theatre (Main Stage)

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Cyber Security - from Google Digital Garage

BSSW Workshop - STAY SAFE ONLINE 2018 - from Google Digital Garage

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BSSW is very excited to be partnering for a third time with The Digital Garage from Google - a digital skills training platform to assist you in growing your business, career and confidence, online.

Patrick Cutliffe, a Google digital expert, is coming to teach you what is needed to gain a competitive advantage in the ever-changing digital landscape, so come prepared to learn and ask questions too.

 Google at our October 2017 Business Showcase

Google at our October 2017 Business Showcase

This is a FREE but *ticketed* event.

For 16th May, the Workshops take place in the Production People Theatre which is located in the South Stand Concourse of The Stadium.


2.30pm - 3.25pm - Workshop by Google

Production People Theatre (Main Stage)

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Social Media Strategy - from Google Digital Garage

Google digital expert Patrick Cutliffe is coming to teach you what is needed to gain a competitive advantage in the ever changing digital landscape, so come prepared to learn and ask questions too. 

From Twitter to Snapchat, there’s a wealth of ways to use social media to boost your business marketing. Join this deep dive session to: 

Discover the latest social media trends and what’s worth your effort 

Get tips on how to engage your audience. 

Learn how to turn likes into profits

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 Google at our May 2017 Business Showcase

Google at our May 2017 Business Showcase

 

This is a FREE but *ticketed* event.

For 11th October, the Workshops take place in the Production People Theatre which is located in the South Stand Concourse of The Stadium.


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 Seminar from TedX Bristol in May 2016

Seminar from TedX Bristol in May 2016

Schedule Below for 8 Seminars 

Seminars are one of the core aspects of the Showcase experience. Held in The Bristol Live Seminar Zone in the far end of the Dolman Hall, they are free, informative and must be booked beforehand. Tickets are available, are free and are booked using the links below.

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Speed Networking at Business Showcase South West in Oct 2016

BSSW Speed Networking

These free sessions take place in the furthest end of the Dolman Hall at The Stadium in The Speed Networking Zone. There are two professionally hosted sessions during the day and they are a proven, excellent way to make dozens of new business contacts, face-to-face.

Places are limited so be sure to turn up early. It's on a first-come/first-served basis.

Session 1 - 11.45am - 12.30pm

Session 2 - 1.45pm - 2.30pm


Breakfast networking

The breakfast event is a separate, pay-for event, that starts early (7.30am) on the day of the Business Showcase on 16th May. It's a superb way to begin your experience and held in the Sports Bar at the new Ashton Gate Stadium.

 

 

Click here to book your place today for 16th May 2018.

 

 

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Delegates receive a FREE professional headshot photograph for their LinkedIn profile or other professional uses.