All set for annual business showcase

ORGANISERS are promising an action-packed day at the Suffolk Business Exhibition, which takes place at Trinity Park, Ipswich, tomorrow.

With more than 100 exhibitors, new product launches and a “Question Time” event featuring three contenders for the Ipswich parliamentary seat at next week’s General Election, it will be a busy day.

Cathy Arbon, president of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, which is joint organiser of the event with the Ipswich & Suffolk Small Business Association (ISSBA), said: “There’s been a huge amount of interest in the exhibition this year. Right from the moment that we launched back in January, stands have been snapped up.

“There’s everything from start up companies like Oily Rag, who will be launching their unique range of waterproof garden cushions, to Foxlea Promotions who are launching their Company Car Log to help managers to run company vehicles safely.”

The exhibition begins with the “Question Time” debate, with the panellists also including two local business figures. It is sponsored by East Anglian Daily Times, EADT Suffolk Business magazine and accountants, PKF (UK) LLP.


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Doors open at 12.30pm, and it is first come, first served for ISSBA and Chamber of Commerce members. To cope with demand, the debate is also being relayed live into the main exhibition hall. The Suffolk Business Exhibition itself is open between 2pm and 7pm. All exhibitors are from ISSBA or the chamber, but the exhibition is open to all and free to attend.

Sponsors of the exhibition include Suffolk County Council, Archant, Picasso HR, Scrutton Bland, Jackaman Smith & Mulley, Business Link, Ipswich Borough Council, Dummett Copp, React Computer Partnership, BT Local Business, Vitamin Creative and Trinity Park Conference Centre.

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The exhibition is also being supported by BBC Suffolk, which will be broadcasting live on the day.

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