The 10th Business Showcase South West is from 9.30am until 3.30pm on Wednesday 23rd October 2019 at Ashton Gate Stadium. It is a large FREE exhibition and networking opportunity, offering a day-long series of FREE, powerful business activities.

 
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Easy Travel / 100s of Parking Spaces

We provide a FREE car park for delegates.

There is a fleet of FREE First Buses serving the event from the Official Showcase car park and key locations in the city. Our car park is 2.5 mins ride away in our shuttles. Read our 4-page Travel & Parking Guide for the last October event HERE.

 

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Warm Welcome From Our Team

We have a trusted team of Showcase Hosts who greet our exhibitors during the set-up periods and our delegates on arrival. 

We pride ourselves on our supportive approach and smiles!


Great Exhibitors

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

There are over 250 exhibition spaces.

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

 


Speed Networking Meetings

Speed Networking at Business Showcase South West in Oct 2016

These free but TICKETED sessions take place in the furthest end of the Dolman Hall at The Stadium in The Speed Networking Zone Sponsored By EVO Networking. There are three 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 book your tickets today here.

Session 1 - 10.00am - 10.45am - BOOK  HERE

Session 1 - 10.00am - 10.45am - BOOK HERE

Session 2 - 12.30pm - 1.15pm - BOOK  HERE

Session 2 - 12.30pm - 1.15pm - BOOK HERE

Session 3 - 2.30pm - 3.15pm - BOOK  HERE

Session 3 - 2.30pm - 3.15pm - BOOK HERE


Keynote Speakers

Baroness Brady in 2014

Baroness Brady in 2014

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

For 23rd October, the Keynotes take place in the Production People Theatre again which is now located in far end of the South Stand Concourse of The Stadium.

Most are NOT ticketed and seating is on a strictly first-come/first-served basis. Read on below to find out more.


11.15am - 12.00pm - 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. 

CLICK TO READ ABOUT MARK IN THE PAPERS PREVIOUSLY

CLICK TO READ ABOUT MARK IN THE PAPERS PREVIOUSLY

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. 

PLACES ARE ON A FIRST COME - FIRST SERVED BASIS

Mark Wright says “Bristol Has become a second home for Climb Online and much of that success is down to The Business Showcase South West. Being the keynote speaker now 3 years in a row has been incredible. This has seen us collaborate and engage with hundreds of local brands. Our Bristol office has boomed and become a hub for the agency.

“Lord Sugar and I believe that the South west region was an area ready to boom in 2016 with many local businesses on the verge of becoming house-hold names. Our guess was correct. Re-affirming our decision to open. The success of this branch has driven our decision to purchase 5 companies into our Climb Group network to expand our brand further and also launch our own business event in London called CLIMBCON.”

Mark adds, “The Business Showcase has been a game changer for Lord Sugar and my business Climb Online and we look forward to the success again in the upcoming event.”

12.00pm - 12.30pm - The VA Awards

Production People Theatre (Main Stage)


12.30pm - 1.00pm - Michelle Michael MBE

Production People Theatre (Main Stage)

Seats are first come, first served. Don’t miss this!

Seats are first come, first served. Don’t miss this!

Michelle Michael MBE is a highly experienced business woman who is currently involved with 15 companies at director level. She is a qualified commercial lawyer and perhaps, most notably, has been a director of the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare since 2008 when it was acquired by her family.

 Currently an executive member of the board of Visit Somerset, Michelle was also a member of the management committee of The British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and attractions and was regularly involved in lobbying Parliament to improve trading conditions for tourism businesses across the UK.

Michelle is also responsible for overseeing recruitment retention and troubleshooting for branch managers and recruiters at the award-winning care provider Abacare. She is also a Legal Director for AAA Training Solutions and AAA Recruitment, Executive Director of Visit Somerset, Trustee of Weston Hospicecare and Trustee of The Priory Learning Trust and her family charity the Axetis Michael Charitable Trust.

 Michelle will be taking part in a ‘fireside chat’ with Jamie Breese from the Business Showcase South West and sharing advice and insights – from overcoming adversity and challenges in business, to operating a business such as the Grand Pier.

 There will be a Q and A.


1.30pm - 2.00pm - TBC

Production People Theatre (Main Stage)


3.00pm - 3.30pm - TBC

Production People Theatre (Main Stage)


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 the 23rd October, the Workshops take place in the Production People Theatre again which is located in the far-end of The South Stand Concourse of The Stadium.

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

 

10.00am - 11.00am - Workshop 1 by Google

Production People Theatre (Main Stage)

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Social Media Strategy - from Google

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

CLICK TO READ ABOUT GOOGLE AT OUR MAY EVENT

CLICK TO READ ABOUT GOOGLE AT OUR MAY EVENT

Victoria Mooney, 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.

Learn how to build a plan to engage an audience or find new customers online through social media strategy and best practise.

Discover exactly where your small business needs to be seen and heard on the web in this short course designed for aspiring social media marketers. In just an hour, you'll get a run down of the best social media platforms to use in 2018, plus your trainer will explain how to create a social media strategy that delivers the right goals for your business. We'll cover the importance of defining a set of marketing guidelines too, so you can always stay on brand and on message. 


This is a FREE but *ticketed* event.

For 23rd October, the Workshops take place in the Production People Theatre which is now located in the far-end of The South Stand Concourse of The Stadium.


2.00pm - 3.0pm - Workshop 2 by Google

Production People Theatre (Main Stage)

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Digital Marketing Strategy - from Google

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

Google digital expert Victoria Mooney 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. Gain an introduction to the main digital marketing channels and how to use them to build a strategy.

What will I learn?

  • Learn about the main digital marketing channels and how they are used to help businesses

  • Learn how to create and structure a practical digital marketing plan for a small business utilising the main digital marketing channels

  • Learn about how to measure your plan for success

CLICK TO READ ABOUT GOOGLE AT OUR MAY ‘18 EVENT

CLICK TO READ ABOUT GOOGLE AT OUR MAY ‘18 EVENT

Google at our May 2017 Business Showcase

Google at our May 2017 Business Showcase

 

This is a FREE but *ticketed* event.

For 23rd October, the Workshops take place in the Production People Theatre which is now located in the far-end of The South Stand Concourse of The Stadium.


Seminars

Seminar from TedX Bristol in May 2016

Seminar from TedX Bristol in May 2016

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Seminar Schedule - info and booking links - TBC

Seminars are one of the core aspects of the Showcase experience. Held in The Reach Solutions The Seminar Zone in the far end of the Dolman Hall, they are free, informative and must be booked beforehand. Click on each of the images below for info/to book your FREE place.


Breakfast Networking - Book Here

The breakfast event is a separate, pay-for event, that starts early (7.30am) on the day of the Business Showcase on 23rd October. 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 23rd October 2019.

 

 

Click here for newspaper review of our Breakfast Networking Sessions.


FREE Professional Headshot

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