Bath’s business scene is buzzing with bags of optimism and plentiful opportunities, according to stand holders and visitors at yesterday’s Bath Expo.
There were also six seminars on vital business topics and three networking events – where new leads were generated through conversations between visitors and stand holders.
Among those stopping by to talk to businesses were Bath MP Ben Howlett while the event itself was officially opened by Bath & North East Somerset Council leader Tim Warren.
Exhibitors included Bristol Airport, Richardson Swift and Bath’s Historic Venues – all of which were also headline sponsors – along with Minuteman Press, Bath Academy, the Event Organisers Network and African Initiatives.
Bristol Airport business development executive Shirley Knight said: “It’s been a fantastic day for us. We’ve been really busy and had a lot of interest from Bath businesses.
“Bath Expo really is a great way to get to the heart of the Bath business community. Everyone is very positive here.”
Daria Robinson, of event management firm Events By Daria, was among visitors who found the networking events useful.
She said: “It’s been a great way to get to know all the key people doing business in Bath. There’s a real buzz in Bath with lots of exciting things happening.”
Organiser James Tribe said: “We’ve been delighted with the response from Bath businesses. We had around 500 people register before the event and hundreds more came on the day.
“The event gets bigger and busier every year.”
Bath Business News and its recently launched Creative Business News title were proud to be headline media partners for this prestigious event.