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Third Expo success for Chamber members


North East England Chamber of Commerce teamed up with Fresh Start Events for the third time at the recent North East Expo, held at Newcastle Falcons, and it was judged to be a great success with over 1,200 people there.

One of the region’s biggest networking events, Chamber members had a whole floor to promote their businesses including a dedicated power up zone with refreshments and a chance to meet fellow entrepreneurs informally.

Ashley Carney, Chamber events executive, who organises the Chamber Showcase said: “We had tremendous feedback from everyone who attended the expo and the seminars as well. We also had our own seminar where Ross Smith, Chamber director of policy, how the Chamber can help companies grow their businesses.

Also at the seminar Christine Wood from Aon talked about how she has grown her network through the Chamber and shared her wide experience and knowledge.

Marc Gordon, Fresh Start Events, who runs the Expo said: “The Expo was a great day for the NE business community, a number of exhibitors and delegates commented on the vibe around the venue, several even said they can feel an

upturn in the economy. There was a great, positive atmosphere amongst the businesses that were present.”

Feedback on the event from many Chamber members who had a stand at the exhibition, and also those which visited other companies’ stands, was that they found the leads they got, extremely useful.

Among those who had exhibited at the event were a wide range of Chamber members including Ramside Hall, Emirates, Properties Unique, the Laundrette, Prismatic Wealth, Wardell Armstrong and Northern Balance.

From SME’s to multi-nationals, the Chamber bring business people together across a range of member events, to ensure they get access to the best possible support. Members share conversations, experience and connections. They also come together to influence and expand the world they do business in.

The date of the next event has been announced, it will be on Wednesday, 2 May returning to Newcastle Falcons, Kingston Park.