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The Business Show

Check out some of the new and returning features for our 50th edition!

The £50k Launchpad

New for this year, the £50k Launchpad provides entrepreneurs with an opportunity to receive a package to help get their business idea off the ground. Submit your business idea and then pitch in front of our angel investor judges and be in with the chance to win a £50k package including £10k in cash, a stand and next year's show and a variety of products and services.  



Come along and checkout our dedicated theatre for panel discussions, every hour there will be a panel of experts in different fields debating a certain topic. They will cover present and future challenges of these topics and there will be a chance for you to interact with the experts in a Q&A. Topics range across all sectors, previously including 'sustainability' and 'cyber security'.


Co-located shows

Your free ticket gives you access to co-located shows, Going Global Live and Retrain Expo. If you're looking at expanding overseas, Going Global is the show for you and Retrain Expo provides services and products needed to retrain and upskill your workforce. This year also sees the return of the Franchise Zone specifically for those looking at franchising as an option to star a business. 


Business Connections

The chance to share your business cards with the thousands of business professionals in attendance. Head over to add your card and take a look for any services that you are looking for. If you see something suitable then take the card and get in touch with them!

Over 750 Exhibitors

You get the opportunity to meet over 750 cutting-edge businesses who provide all of the products/resources you could ever need to help you start or grow your business. From digital marketing support to help you improve your online presence, to legal advice for organising your documents - you will have access to all of the help you need to revolutionise your business and bring your dreams into reality.


Interactive Masterclasses

Masterclasses are your opportunity to receive mentoring and education from industry-leading organisations in close quarters. Learn all you need to know to set up a business from those who have done it themselves, with masterclasses covering everything from financing your business and setting up trademarks to finding the right property and marketing.


Speed Networking

Speed Networking is an intensive session of two-minute mini-meetings. This corporate take on speed dating is the perfect place to start filling your book of contacts, with people spanning a range of different sectors and industries. It's all about maximum impact, because after your one minutes each way is up, the whistle blows, and you change partners! Whether you want to discuss new ideas and business tips or find out about sourcing and selling the latest products, there is no better way to connect with the leaders in your industry.


Exceptional Keynote Speakers

The industry’s most influential figures are stepping up to deliver keynote sessions, covering everything from the trends driving the industry, to building your brand online! Listen in as top tips and tricks are revealed, providing you with a wealth of new knowledge to feed into your business.


Get in touch today to find out exactly why The Business Show can benefit your business by contacting the sales team on 0117 313 4746 or email