Great turnout at Bray business expo in the Royal Hotel
THE business community of Bray gathered at the Royal Hotel this week for the annual Bray Business Expo. It was decided this year to move the expo closer to Christmas and it was a fun and colourful affair with over 30 local businesses from builders to massage therapists, restaurants to travel agents, all with offers which were snapped up by the public.
The companies got to show off their wares to an eager and enthusiastic crowd who were keen to bag a bargain in the build up to the festive season.
The event ran from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and one of the highlights came when the Bray-Filipino choir sang a range of Christmas Carols and Filipino songs while dressed in traditional attire. They were followed by an enthusiastic exercise demonstration by Crossfit Strength & Fitness based on Ardee Street in Bray.
Their ultra-fit Crossfit instructor was eagerly cheered on by a group of female on lookers. Raffle prizes worth several thousand euro were also drawn ensuring that some members of the public are going to have a wonderful Christmas this year.
Darren Darker of Bray Chamber hailed the event as a great success saying: ‘ The Expo is a creation of the Bray Chamber of Commerce to help educate residents of Bray and the surrounding areas of the diversity of local businesses in the town and to help those businesses, many just one man or woman operations, raise their profile. I think in this regard the event was a great success.’
After hosting the Business Expo, Bray Chamber are also hoping that people will shop locally in the buildup to Christmas and help local businesses as opposed to shopping online or in the city.
Sharon Seery, Irene Quinn and Linda Ferguson at the Bray Expo in the Royal Hotel.
Anthony Arcari, Brendan Brierton and Fiona Quinn at the expo in the Royal Hotel.
Emir Stranjak with Rory Benville, President of Bray Chamber, at the business expo.