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.

With the aim of bringing our readers an extensive business events, exhibitions and trade fairs diary, Small Business will be continually updating this page as new events come onto our radar. If you notice any business shows we have missed, or would like to feature your event on our list, please get in touch with Anna Jordan on

Event month:

2024 – May | June | July | September | October | November

2025 – March | April

May 2024

Event: Anglia Business Exhibition
Date: 8 May 2024
Location: Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, IP3 8UH
Brief: Originally started 28 years ago as the ISSBA Trade Fair, this is a small B2B exhibition to showcase local businesses, innovation and entrepreneurs and to be a platform to sell, trade and grow the local business community.

Event: Bristol Business Expo
Date: 9 May 2024
Location: BAWA Conference Centre, Bristol, BS34 7RG
Brief: An opportunity to openly network with 300-400 attendees from across Bristol, explore the exhibition with a variety of local exhibitors showcasing their services, attend free seminars and workshops, and a speed networking session.

Event: The Business Growth Show
Date: 15 May 2024
Location: Cheltenham Racecourse, GL50 4SH
Brief: Organised by The Business Growth Network, the show is a destination for businesses to exhibit to grow and expand their business. Free to attend for visitors and offers attendees the chance to network with up to a thousand business owners, and decision-makers locally, regionally and nationally.

Event: Glasgow Business Show
Date: 30 May 2024
Location: Hampden Park Stadium, Glasgow G42 9BA
Brief: The show is free to attend for delegates and exhibition spaces start at £195.00 plus VAT. Most exhibitors and presenters are geared towards B2B rather than B2C but everyone is welcome. Features 1-2-1 Networking and seminars.

June 2024

Event: London Expo (Windsor)
Date: 19 June 2024
Location: Royal Windsor Racecourse, Windsor, SL4 5JJ
Brief: This exhibition for businesses within the Thames Valley region is designed to help you network, make new connections and grow your business. Join SMEs from across the region, with Live 1-2-1 networking, seminars and masterclasses, and inspiration from keynote speakers.

Event: eTail UK
Date: 25-26 June 2024
Location: QEII Conference Centre, London, SW1P 3EE
Brief: eTail UK is designed to help you increase the profits from your online business. A chance to connect with top minds from the UK’s most successful and innovative retailers.

July 2024

Event: South West Expo (Swindon)
Date: 25 July 2024
Location: The Steam Museum, Swindon, SN2 2EY
Brief: A business networking and educational event for Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs, they are expecting over 1,000 SMEs from across the region to attending, using it as a platform to network, connect, meet new suppliers and become a new supplier.

Event: B2B Growth Expo Milton Keynes
Date: 25 July 2024
Location: The Ridgeway Centre, Milton Keynes, MK12 5TH
Brief: Growth business networking event featuring business seminars, keynote speakers and interactive workshops.

September 2024

Event: Teesside Expo
Date: 19 September 2024
Location: Wynyard Hall, Stockton-on-Tees, Billingham TS22 5SH
Brief: An exhibition of a wide range of local organisations plus seminars and workshops on key business topics. The focus is on business networking and connecting visitors with new opportunities and clients.

Event: Cumbria Business Expo
Date: 20 September 2024
Location: Carlisle Racecourse, Carlisle, CA2 4TS
Brief: A large scale B2B exhibition offering a diversity of businesses from across a range of sectors where like-minded business leaders can meet, share information and enjoy a day of making valuable connections. The organisers are anticipating over 1,000 visitors from 9.00 am to the 3.00 pm finish.

October 2024

Event: Hereford & Worcestershire Business Expo
Date: 10 October 2024
Location: University Arena, Worcester, WR2 5JN
Brief: This event is run by the local Chamber of Commerce. Attendance is free, there is a dedicated Networking Zone, and they are expecting 150 exhibitors.

Event: Devon Business Show
Date: 16 October 2024
Location: Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth, PL1 3LF
Brief: The show is managed by the Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce. A chance to meet and connect with the region’s leading businesses and entrepreneurs.

Event: Bishop’s Stortford Means Business
Date: 23 October 2024
Location: South Mill Arts, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 3JG
Brief: Exhibitors will have the opportunity to showcase their business to 300+ visitors in one day. It’s free to attend and you’ll get the chance to chat to many of the towns’ top businesses. All exhibitors and visitors can also attend the free seminars which will take place throughout the day.

Event: Coventry Business Expo
Date: 23 October 2024
Location: Village Hotel, Coventry Business Park, Coventry CV4 9GZ
Brief: Join hundreds of local businesses and enjoy the opportunity to openly network with over 250 attendees from across Coventry. Local exhibitors will be showcasing their services and promoting their latest products. Free seminars and workshops as well as a speed networking session. The event is free to attend with registration.

Event: YORBusiness
Date: 24 October 2024
Location: Holiday Inn Conference Centre and Hotel, Wakefield Road, Garforth, LS25 1LH
Brief: A business expo and networking event for Leeds that runs from 10am until 3pm. Admission andf parking for visitors is free. Exhibitor prices start at £150.

November 2024

Event: Edinburgh Business Show
Date: 7 November 2024
Location: Leonardo Murrayfield Hotel, Edinburgh EH12 6UG
Brief: The show is aimed at helping local SMEs, growth-oriented entrepreneurs and individuals to achieve business and professional goals by connecting with one another. Designed for decision makers, team leaders, owners, managers and directors from all sizes of business. Features 1-2-1 Networking, workshops and seminars.

Event: The Business Show
Date: 13-14 November 2023
Location: ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Docks, London, E16 1XL
Brief: One of the biggest shows/exhibitions in the business networking calendar with around 750 exhibitors and 200 seminars. The event runs alongside the Business Startup show and has previously attracted around 25,000 visitors over its two days.

Event: Halton and Warrington Business Fair
Date: 14 November 2024
Location: DCBL Stadium, Widnes WA8 7DZ
Brief: A friendly and lively annual B2B event that regularly attracts around 40 exhibitors and hundreds of visitors from the local area and beyond.

Event: North East Expo
Date: 14 November 2024
Location: High Gosforth Park, Racecourse, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 5HP
Brief: An event for small and medium sized businesses across the Tyneside, Wearside and Northumberland areas. It is free to attend as a delegate and you will get the chance to meet and network with over 150 Exhibitors, plus attend any of the 16+ seminars.

Event: Leicester Business Festival
Date: 6-17 November 2024
Location: Various
Brief: An annual fortnight of business events, held right across Leicester and Leicestershire. The first festival was held in 2015 and has become a fixture across the city and county. Events are free and anyone can attend. They vary in type, structure and size, across digital and in-person platforms, and from workshops and seminars to product demonstrations, showroom tours and round tables.

Event: Sales Innovation Expo
Date: 27-28 November 2024
Location: ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Docks, London, E16 1XL
Brief: “Welcome to Europe’s leading sales event, the only show of its kind to provide thousands of the most proactive sales professionals, with the tips, tricks and techniques they need to transform themselves, and their companies, into the biggest names within the world of sales.”

March 2025

Event: Festival of Accounting and Bookkeeping
Date: 12-13 March 2025
Location: NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT
Brief: An event that brings accountants and finance professionals together to meet, share experiences and gain direct access to unique content and practical advice to help navigate challenges and improve business.

Event: B2B Growth Expo Bournemouth
Date: 20 March 2025
Location: Citygate Church, Bournemouth, BH8 8AS
Brief: A chance to network with Bournemouth and Dorset-based companies. Over 100 local exhibitors will be showcasing their services. Free business seminars, keynote speakers and interactive workshops.

Event: The Business Innovation Expo
Date: 26-27 March 2025
Location: ExCeL, London E16 1XL
Brief: To feature a wide array of exhibitors showcasing their latest products, services, and solutions. From cutting-edge technologies to disruptive business models, this Expo will offer a first-hand look at the future of your industry. There will also be an extensive seminar and keynote program.

April 2025

Event: National Convenience Show
Date: 7-9 April 2025
Location: NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT
Brief: This is the biggest event for the convenience-retailing sector, providing a single platform for the whole market to come together – suppliers, wholesalers and retailers. You can, sample and source c-store-specific products and services and also gain access to four other co-located shows; Food & Drink Expo, Farm Shop & Deli Show, The Forecourt Show, and The Restaurant Show.

Event: SME XPO
Date: 8-9 April 2025
Location: ExCeL London, E16 1XL
Brief: SME XPO is a FREE networking exhibition and conference run by the Evening Standard and designed to support the UK scaleup community. This event is designed to inspire and educate business leaders and owners, delivering a programme covering everything from strategy, investment, and scaling-up, to sustainability and more.

Event: International Franchise Show
Date: 11-12 April 2025
Location: ExCeL London, E16 1XL
Brief: The UK’s biggest franchise exhibition featuring opportunities from around the world. Business owners get free access to over 250 exhibitors, 60 seminars, 1-2-1 personal advice, interactive features, expert guidance and more.

Event: lovelocalexpo
Date: 30 April 2025
Location: Impact Conferencing, 30 Sycamore Ave, Burnley, BB12 6QP
Brief: An annual exhibition of businesses from all sectors and corners of Lancashire attracting visitors from across the North-West. Meet new clients, suppliers and collaborators and attend expert seminars. Access experts in business support, funding, grants, scaling and growth. Free to visit.

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