Great turnout at Bray business expo in the Royal Ho­tel

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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.

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