Suffolk: Business exhibition ‘Question Time’ panel is unveiled

THE line up of panellists for the “Question Time” event this year’s Suffolk Business Exhibition has been revealed.

The theme of this year’s curtain-raiser to the exhibition is “Trading out of Difficult Times” and the session is to be chaired by Terry Hunt, editor of the East Anglian Daily Times. Answering questions will be:

: : Jason Middleton, funding and projects manager at New Anglia LEP, who has 15 years’ experience of partnership working and funding expertise, within the private, public and voluntary sectors;

: : Lucy Robinson, deputy chief executive of Suffolk County Council and also director for economy, skills and environment, with a brief including economic development, roads and transport, countryside services, waste disposal and archaeology;

: : Chris Cotton, director of China-Britain Business Council, who has advised hundreds of organisations from a wide variety of sectors on their plans to develop their business with mainland China and is a regular speaker at national and regional business events and conferences; and


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: : David Redhead, managing director of BSP International Foundations, one of the world’s premier manufacturers of hydraulic hammer and compaction equipment, which exports worldwide, and chairman of Suffolk Chamber’s International Trade Group.

The Suffolk Business Exhibition takes place at Trinity Park, Ipswich, on April 25, from 2pm to 7pm. The Question Time event, which is being sponsored by accountants and business advisers PKF, runs from 12.45pm to 1.45pm and is open to all, free of charge.

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The main exhibition will showcase around 100 local businesses, large and small, with a few stands still available. Anyone interested in booking should visit www.issba.co.uk for information, prices and conditions.

Sponsors of the exhibition include Archant Suffolk, publisher of titles including the EADT and the Ipswich Star, Suffolk County Council, Ipswich Borough Council, Scrutton Bland, Jackamans Solicitors, Basepoint, Dummett Copp, the Federation of Small Businesses, React Computer Partnership, Penn Commercial and New Media Business Group.

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