Expo is back!

If you’re in business on the Isle of Wight you’ll want to be there. Doors open at 10am and it’s free entry for visitors until 5pm.

It’s the biggest day of the business calendar, full of potential opportunities for you to grow your business base. Join us for a day of top quality business-to-business networking.

We’re back at the Lakeside Park Hotel in Wootton for our third year. During the day look out for the seminars, networking sessions and Expo-exclusive offers from exhibiting businesses.

The day begins with the option of a networking breakfast before the doors open – click here to book your place.

 

Meet the people that matter

People buy from people! Join us for a day of top quality business-to-business networking. Make new contacts, meet potential new clients and promote your products and services.

 

Expo seminars

Check out our seminar sessions during the day!

11am     A new era for the Isle of Wight County Press  
New owners and a new way of reaching the business community – find out more with the CP’s David Thornton and Newsquest’s Vincent Boni

12pm     Recruiting Right – Trade Secrets for Small Businesses
WP Recruitment and HR’s Kate Thomas gives you the inside track on compiling a job description, advertising, shortlisting, interviewing and selection and inductions

2pm       The IW Chamber’s Mini MBA course
Course Director Dale Howarth explains more about this CPD accredited, innovative new way of learning, helping you to become a better manager and business leader

3pm       Social media for your business
Chris Court explains the benefits and drawbacks of social media and uses case studies to show how you can make sure you’re getting the most from your Social Media presence.

 

Supported by WightFibre

This year Expo is supported by WightFibre, who will be providing free fast wi-fi meaning delegates can stay in touch with the office at all times.
“WightFibre are delighted to be supporting the Expo as primary sponsor,” says WightFibre CEO John Irvine. “We see the Expo as one of THE business events of the year.  It is a great day for networking and building relationships with other local businesses. As a truly local island company it makes sense for WightFibre to support our island business community by helping the Chamber stage this event”.

 

Exhibitors 2017
Action Coach Stand 37
Betapak Stand 12
Brightbulb Design Ltd Stand 33
Bump Express Stand 40
Chamber Health Stand 56
Churchers Solicitors Stand 16
Crossprint Media Stand 41
Double-Your-Profits Management Consultancy Stand 25
Doughty Newnham Chartered Surveyors Stand 29
Education Destination Stand 11
Glanvilles Damant Legal Services Stand 18
Hillbans Pest Control Ltd Stand 26
HTP Apprenticeship College Stand 47
Hovertravel Ltd Stand 7
IDML Stand 4
Island Environmental Hygiene Ltd Stand 8
The Island Tea & Coffee Company Stand 13
Isle of Wight Council Regeneration Stand 27
Isle of Wight County Press Stand 1
Isle of Wight NHS Trust Ambulance Service Stand 32
Isle of Wight Radio Stand 46
Islebuy Stand 14
The Isle of Wight College Stand 23
JR Zone Stand 10
Lifeline Alarm Systems Stand 2 & 55
Lloyds Bank Stand 5
Moore Stephens South Chartered Accountants Stand 15
Occupational Health and Travel Centre Stand 42
Olderpreneurs Stand 20
PC Consultants Stand 36
Pertemps Recruitment Ltd Stand 44
Real Employment Law Advice Limited Stand 35
Roach Pittis Stand 31
Royal Ocean Racing Club, Cowes Stand 24
Specsavers Corporate Eyecare Stand 17
Spyder UK Ltd Stand 28
StartWrite Ltd Stand 45
Steve Porter Transport Limited Stand 43
Swinton Business Stand 3
Top Mops Contract Cleaning Stand 48
Whitefield Tax Stand 38
Wight Crystal Stand 19
WightFibre Limited Stand 34
Wightlink Limited Stand 9
Wight Karting Stand 49 & 57
Wilkins Kennedy LLP Stand 6
wotUwant Stand 30
WP Recruitment & HR Ltd Stand 39
Show Offers

Action Coach
Business card draw for a bottle of Champagne.

Bump Express
Anyone coming to the Bump Express stand at EXPO 2017 will receive an exclusive discount voucher, giving them 10% off repairs to bumper scuffs, alloy wheel refurbishment, paint correction, leather reconditioning and minor scratch repairs from their Car Care Studio in Lake.

Double-Your-Profits Management Consultancy
Free Prize Draw – THREE One-Off Half-day Workshops Worth £310 each.

Help my market research – write your priorities on your business card. THANK YOU!

Doughty Newnham Chartered Surveyors
Guess the sweets in the jar. Discounts on services procured on the day by negotiation.

Hillbans Pest Control Ltd
15% Off New Contract Bookings

IDML
10% offer for new customers and win a Helly Hansen ‘Haag’ jacket for leaving business card.

Island Environmental Hygiene Ltd
Come along & try our amazing Veltia hand dryers (available to purchase at a special Expo price) & get entered into our competition to win our luxury hamper which is packed full of local IOW goodies.

Islebuy
50% Off all 12 month Islebuy Magazine advertising agreements booked on the day!

A business card draw – one random business will win a free full page ad to be used whenever they wish.

The Isle of Wight College
Win a bottle of champagne in our business card draw

Isle of Wight NHS Trust Ambulance Service
Through a free prize draw, we are offering a place on a one day, Level 2 accredited Emergency First Aid at Work course.

Isle of Wight Radio
We are offering one company the chance to win a bespoke advertising campaign worth £1000! (T&C’s apply)

Lloyds Bank
We will be offering a ‘Business Card Draw’ on the day, with the prize of a sealed copy of the Lloyds Bank Commemorative 250 year book and a bottle of champagne.

Moore Stephens South Chartered Accountants
A business card draw for a luxury food and drink hamper. Opportunity for a 1 hour business consultation.

PC Consultants
Visit the PC Consultants stand for a chance to win a amazing Technology Goodie Bag, with 4 draws taking place throughout the day at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm.

Pertemps Recruitment Ltd
Business card raffle – Champagne

Real Employment Law Advice Limited
For Expo attendees we will provide a free contract review.

A prize draw for anyone who comes by the stand and gives us their business card, the winner will receive a Hamper of local produce.

Royal Ocean Racing Club, Cowes
For those signing up to the Clubhouse mailing list, they will in turn, not be charged any facility fees for any event they choose to host at the RORC Cowes Clubhouse in the next six months.

Specsavers Corporate Eyecare
On the day discounts for vouchers bought in bulk.

StartWrite Ltd
Any company signing a client instruction form on Expo Day will receive a 10% report fee discount. After Expo Day only Chamber members will continue to receive a 10% report fee discount during 2017.

Top Mops Contract Cleaning
25% off all carpet, power washing [exteriors] and skyvac [guttering] booked today quote EXPO913

Wight Crystal
Win 2 free 18.9lt bottles when you sing up for a new water cooler

Wightlink Limited
Win a Short Break. Full Details TBC

WP Recruitment & HR Ltd
Our focus this year is to help your business grow with our special Expo offer of free ‘temp to perm’ placement fees, plus don’t miss our topical prize draw!

Expo 2017 Layout

To view the stand layout for Expo 2017 please click here.

thumbnail of Expo Floor Plan 4.9.17

 

Expo Seminars

Expo seminars
Check out our seminar sessions during the day!

11am     A new era for the Isle of Wight County Press
New owners and a new way of reaching the business community – find out more with the CP’s David Thornton and Newsquest’s Vincent Boni

12pm     Recruiting Right – Trade Secrets for Small Businesses

WP Recruitment and HR’s Kate Thomas gives you the inside track on compiling a job description, advertising, shortlisting, interviewing and selection and inductions

2pm       The IW Chamber’s Mini MBA course
Course Director Dale Howarth explains more about this CPD accredited, innovative new way of learning, helping you to become a better manager and business leader

3pm       Social media for your business
Chris Court explains the benefits and drawbacks of social media and uses case studies to show how you can make sure you’re getting the most from your Social Media presence.

Exhibitor Risk Assessment

All exhibitors must complete a Risk Assessment prior to the exhibition to include the build up/breakdown of their equipment within their stand. You may be asked to present a copy on the day. Please find an example risk assessment below:

thumbnail of EXPO 2017 RISK ASSESSMENT FORM

Island Business Nov / Dec 2017

Island Business Nov / Dec 2017

Business Awards for Excellence 2017

Business Awards for Excellence 2017

Events

december

14dec(dec 14)9:30 am(dec 14)9:30 amFree One-Day Business Start Up Course

21dec(dec 21)1:30 pm(dec 21)1:30 pmSanta Special 2017

january

12jan(jan 12)7:30 am(jan 12)7:30 amNetworking Breakfast - West Bay Club

25jan(jan 25)9:30 am(jan 25)9:30 amFree One-Day Business Start Up Course

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