Events and Trade Shows

Article archive on small business events and trade shows. Advice and guides on how to use events, exhibitions and conferences for networking and PR, to get more business, and as opportunities to get inspired.


UK Small Business Events and Exhibitions Calendar

A diary of upcoming events of interest for UK SMEs and small business owners. We have listed out each event or exhibition, telling you what each one is about and also where and when all the events are.

Running a Business

Seven considerations when booking a meeting or conference venue 

Aleksandra Lotocka from conference and exhibition centre ExCeL London looks at how any business should tackle organising an event, regardless of size

Partner content

Elite Business Live goes virtual – e-meet some of the biggest names in British business

Elite Business Live is back – and this time it's virtual. E-meet some of the Britain's leading scale-ups by registering today


Are we witnessing the death of the events industry?

Venues such as ExCel London have embraced digital events. But where does that leave small business suppliers, asks Natalka Antoniuk

Small Business Insurance

What events need is a government insurance policy, says sector

Business heavyweights call on government to underwrite events insurance policy, similar to that offered to TV industry


Subcon launches awards with a prize worth £10,000 for start-ups

Subcon has announced its inaugural Launchpad awards for manufacturing and engineering-based start-ups, with a prize worth £10,000.


Small Business Summit: Come to our conference for expert guidance

The inaugural Small Business Showcase, held on October 31st at London's Royal Lancaster Hotel, will offer essential guidance on starting and growing your business. Register for free today!


Why an industry event calendar is important for your PR strategy

Here, Simran Ghata-Aura at JournoLink outlines three key business benefits of having an industry event calendar.

Success stories

Entrepreneur Q&A: Matt Turner, founder and MD of Clownfish Events

Matt Turner, founder and MD of Clownfish Events, talks turnover, red tape and saying yes to everything.


Come along to the Business Show 2018, May 16th-17th

The Business Show, the UK's largest business exhibition, will be running again this month.


What to bring to a networking event

Here, we present a checklist of ideas for a networking event to maximise its effectiveness for your small business.

Business management

How to maximise your involvement and attendance at an event

Here, Natalie Lovett, managing director of The Whitewed directory, explores how to drive higher engagement when you attend a business event.

Partner content

Streamlining document management for your small business

David Malan, sales director of DocuWare for the UK and Ireland, explains how the platform can streamline your document management

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.

Partner content

Why you need a business bank account

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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