Events 2017

Week 1

 

3 October

 

Brunch Means Business

11am - 12pm

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Before the launch of the Menta Trade Fair and Business Festival join Menta and Invest In Suffolk to network and hear from the keynote speaker, Alex Monroe.

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3 October

  

Menta Trade Fair 

12pm - 7pm

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Over 100 businesses will be exhibiting their products and services to over 600 visitors. With great business to business networking opportunities too, it is an event not to be missed.

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3 October

 

Drinks Reception

6pm - 7pm

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Following the Menta Trade Fair join Menta and Signpost2Grow to celebrate the launch of the Business Festival with a drinks reception and jazz pianist.

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4 October

 

Happy Staff Are Good for Business

7.45am - 10:30am

Newmarket Racecourse, Newmarket

Business Breakfast with the opportunity to meet new business connections through our popular safari networking with contacts from a wide range of industry sectors.

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5 October

 

Coffee Means Business

9:30am - 11:30am

Frankie & Bennys, Haverhill

Coffee Means Business, is a relaxed, informal business networking event for all local businesses. No membership, no pressure, just great networking over coffee.

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5 October

 

Cash Point

From 2pm

Nine Jars, Haverhill

Join New Anglia Growth Hub and Signpost2Grow for a cuppa and a chat with local business advisers and receive information about grants, finance, energy efficiency, exporting, and much more.

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6 October

 

Bank of England Networking Breakfast

7:30am - 9:00am

West Suffolk College, Bury St Edmunds

Join us for the annual update from Tim Pike, as he shares the Bank of England's latest economic forecasts and their recently published inflation report.

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Week 2

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9 October

 

Developing Self Awareness

8:30am - 9:30am

West Suffolk College

How to apply Jung personality preferences in a practical way: Learn with colleagues as West Suffolk College will be delivering some short management CPD sessions during the Business Festival.

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9 October

  

GDPR - What's The Fuss?

9am - 1pm

St Andrews Castle, Bury St Edmunds

What is GDPR and what does your business need to know to ensure compliance with GDPR, Document Management and Business Risk? Delivered by Hugh J Boswell, Masson Tech & Box-It-East.

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9 October

 

Introduction to Lean Management

5pm - 6pm

West Suffolk College, Bury St Edmunds

What is LEAN?: Learn with colleagues as West Suffolk College will be delivering some short management CPD sessions during the Business Festival

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10 October

 

Crowd Funding

1pm - 2pm

West Suffolk College, Bury St Edmunds

How can crowd funding help your business?: Learn with colleagues as West Suffolk College will be delivering some short management CPD sessions during the Business Festival

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10 October

 

International Trade

4pm - 5pm

West Suffolk College, Bury St Edmunds

What are the latest trends in the international arena?: Learn with colleagues as West Suffolk College will be delivering some short management CPD sessions during the Business Festival

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11 October

 

Free Skills Engagement Forum

7:30am - 9am

Haverhill Arts Centre, Haverhill

Join us at this event that gives businesses the opportunity to discuss issues currently facing them regarding recruitment and retention of staff with a focus on engaging with school and college leavers. 

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12 October

 

Coffee Means Business

9:30am - 11:30am

Bury Town Football Club, Bury St Edmunds

Coffee Means Business, is a relaxed, informal business networking event for all local businesses. No membership, no pressure, just great networking over coffee.

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12 October

 

Celebrating Tourism Trade Fair 

5pm - 7pm

The Athenaeum, Bury St Edmunds

Organised by Bury St Edmunds and Beyond, Discover Newmarket and Visit Suffolk, The Celebrating Tourism Trade Fair will enable organisations in the tourism trade to network and collaborate.

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13 October

 

Bury Free Press Business Awards

7pm - 1am

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

The final event of the Festival which recognises a wide range of business achievements from Best Start Up to Business of the Year. Enter your business now to be part of the evening.

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