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The Business Show

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

The Business Startup Package

Everything you need to start a business. Entrepreneurs will apply online to submit their business idea. A few will be selected, then at the show they will pitch to a panel of expert angel investors in the hope of securing the growth capital that their business needs to lift off the ground. The lucky winner will win a £50k package of business products and resources, including £10K cash to help them make their business dream a reality!



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'.



Meet over 750 industry leading exhibitors showcasing all the latest products and services needed to take your business to the next level. Whether you need help with your website and advertising your business, want to learn the latest in HR and recruitment or find the latest products to help keep your business safety, we’ve got you covered.


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!

The Midas Touch

One of the show’s most popular features challenged 24 contestants to pitch their business idea to a Dragon’s Den-style panel of entrepreneurs in front of a live audience. The winner was crowned the innovator of The Business Show. Participants would sign up and a chosen few would be selected to present at the show. This was a great opportunity to be put in front of an active investor base. You would either have come away with a guaranteed investment, or the valued, honest feedback and advice of experts and experience in pitching for the future.

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