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Networks collaborate – latest from Devon Business Expo 2014

May 2, 2014





Two leading Exeter-based networking clubs are joining forces to be part of the new Devon Business Expo organised by thebestof Exeter with headline sponsor Basepoint Business Centres and Express & Echo as the official media partner.  The business exhibition launches on the 5th June at Matford Centre, Exeter with over 100 exhibitors and the capacity for 1000 delegates who can attend the event for free with pre-booking.  The Keynote Speaker is Michelle Downey Head of thebestof for the UK who will open the event which includes seminars and workshops.


Exeter Chamber of Commerce and Business Network (SW) together will be actively encouraging networking at the exhibition which is aimed at businesses from across the region and members of these business organisations will be eligible to 10% discount if they book a stand.


Business Network (SW) run by Sean Humby is celebrating its 21st anniversary this year. The club is sponsoring the after-show drinks reception in aid of Exeter-based charity Dream-A-Way which organises days out and dream holidays for people of all ages with disabilities or who are disadvantaged. Delegates to the business expo who pre-book on line will be able to enter the event free of charge.  Visitors who just turn up on the day are welcome but will be asked to give a donation of £5 towards Dream-A-Way.

Sean Humby, Director, Business Network (SW) Ltd says: “We are very excited to be part of this new venture and wish Dave Barr and his team every success.  There are some great charity prizes at the after-show drinks party which we are sponsoring to raise monies for this worthy local cause and it’s a great opportunity to network with a large number of people. Networking is a proven formula to develop long-lasting relationships and grow your business and we look forward to seeing our members, as well as new contacts from the local business community, at this not to missed exhibition which promises to be a major success.”


Exeter Chamber of Commerce is holding its regular monthly members’ lunch at the event for the month of June which will run from 12 noon – 1.30pm.

Derek Phillips, Vice President of Exeter Chamber of Commerce says: “Exeter Chamber of Commerce is delighted to be a part of the new Devon Business EXPO.  Holding our monthly lunch at the Devon Business EXPO will give our members the chance to connect and network with a wide variety of companies helping them to raise their profile and generate new leads. It also means we can offer our members something extra from our usual monthly lunches as attendees will be able to spend the morning or afternoon visiting all exhibitors and taking part in seminars and workshops.  If you are a member of the Chamber please join us at 12pm on Thursday 5th June and guests who are thinking of joining the Chamber as members are also welcome to attend. To book your place please contact the Chamber team on 01392 431133.



Managing Director, thebestof Exeter Dave Barr says: “Having the two leading business organisations in Exeter come together to be a key part of this exciting new business exhibition gives a strong message of support and confidence in what we believe is the biggest local event in the business calendar.  We are offering 10% discount on stands booked by members of Exeter Chamber of Commerce and Business Network (SW) in order to encourage as many different industry sectors as possible to be able to promote their products and services.”


To book an exhibition stand or book your complimentary place as a delegate visit:



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