Well the Salisbury Big Business Event is over for another year, but what an event it was.
Our attendance began on Wednesday evening when we photographed speaker Wayne Hemingway MBE for Salisbury Life. We were unable to stay for the talk due to a prior engagement, but those who did said it was very good.
We attended three very informative talks during the day on Thursday, and Mandy stayed and photographed the Levi Roots talk Thursday evening.I attended 3 more talks on Friday, 'Have you got your branding right' by An.X Agency and 'Would you like to use social media more effectively' by Andy Poulton, and 'How to stay ahead of the trend' by Chris Simpson, Wiltshire business Support Service.
From the BBE website http://www.salisburybigbusiness.co.uk/
Last week over 700 business representatives took part in the third annual Salisbury Big Business Event at The Guildhall, Salisbury.
The event ran from 7 – 9 May and was sponsored by Salisbury City Council, Wiltshire Council, Trethowans Solicitors, Federation of Small Businesses, Salisbury Business Improvement District, Blue Frontier and Salisbury Chamber of Commerce.
Offering FREE advice to businesses of all sizes including start-ups, the event provides workshops, seminars and networking on a variety of subjects.
Managing Partner of Trethowans Simon Rhodes said, “We are delighted to support this event and offer advice and guidance to businesses, we have received some fantastic feedback from the business community on the knowledge and skills they have gained by attending.”
Over the three days speakers from across a number of sectors have shared their knowledge and the event also welcomed fashion entrepreneur Wayne Hemingway and food entrepreneur Levi Roots.
The Mayor of the City of Salisbury, Cllr Mrs Penny Brown said, “As the Mayor I was honoured to meet so many businesses from across Wiltshire and even further afield. Salisbury City Council enjoys working in partnership with our fellow sponsors and I have been amazed at the scope of the speakers and their wisdom. One of my highlights was to meet Levi Roots and welcome him to the Guildhall, the speakers including Wayne Hemingway and Andy Reid were inspirational.”
Fleur de Rhe Philipe, Wiltshire Council cabinet member for economic development said: “It is important we continue to support events which create opportunities to boost the local economy.
During these three days businesses with diverse backgrounds shared their knowledge and ideas which I know will have positive impact on future business growth and partnerships in our county.”
If you had a chance to visit the event I hope you had a great time and took away some useful FREE information: I know we did!
If you didn't get to visit the event this time I would respectfully suggest you get ready to put the dates of the 2015 event in your diary as soon as they become available. We will certainly be adding the dates to our diary, I mean where can you get FREE advice with no strings, apart from John Rose Photography of course.
If you would like to see more images captured by us during our visit you can do so in the Salisbury Life gallery on our website.