Support for show at hub of business
A NEW initiative launched by the organisers of this year’s East of England Show has gained the support of major city organisations and The Evening Telegraph.
In a move to re-engage with the business community, they have set up the Show Business Hub, which will open on Friday, July 6 with a special business breakfast supported by Opportunity Peterborough, the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, organisers of Business Focus 2012 and The Evening Telegraph.
A programme of guest speakers and presentations is planned, and those attending will be encouraged to stay at the show and network throughout the day.
A business hub vip hospitality marquee will be available all three days of the show, offering complimentary refreshments to local business people, sponsored by the newly re-branded Peterborough Arena.
“There will be opportunities for companies to buy display space in the Business Hub hospitality area, or they can hire their own adjoining marquee as part of what we believe will eventually become a business village,” said Andrew Riddington, show committee chairman.
“We would like to see the hub developing to become an integral part of the city’s annual business diary.
“It is designed to celebrate business success and showcase the opportunities available in and around Peterborough, and we are delighted it has the backing of Opportunity Peterborough, the Chamber of Commerce, Business Focus 2012 and the city’s newspaper.”
John Bridge, chief executive, Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, welcomed the initiative saying: “Any opportunity that encourages companies to network and showcase their services to one another should be applauded and supported.”
Opportunity Peterborough’s Neil Darwin said: “The show is a major event in the area’s events calendar and it has a long history of bringing businesses and organisations together. We are delighted to support it.”
If your business would like to be involved, call the organisers on 01733 363500 or e-mail charlie@ peterborougharena.com
welcome initiative: John Bridge, chief executive, Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, inset.