DOZENS of companies gathered for a major networking event.
Around 100 companies and organizations attended Thursday’s Better Business Show organized by the Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce.
Worthing Leisure Center hosted the event which attracted a wide range of stallholders, from educational institutions such as the University of Chichester to events companies such as Purple Door Props and independents such as Pep Printers.
As well as the opportunity to network and meet like-minded people, attendees had the opportunity to hear from keynote speakers including serial entrepreneur Lawrence Boon, Director of Fizz Creation, Luke Pamflett of the NatWest Business Builder team and Ruth Anslow, Co-founder of social enterprise supermarket Hisbe and The Good Business Club.
Phil Duckett, owner of Worthing Gin, said the show was a “great way to bond”.
He attended the 2021 event and has been running the gin company for four years.
“We’re a local company and I think you should be exhibiting at business shows, showcasing your product and meeting like-minded people,” he said.
“You never know who you might meet who can put you in touch with good contacts.
“It’s a good way to network. You have all these contacts under one roof.
“It’s so useful. Online is one thing, but talking to people in person is the right thing to do.”
Mindworks Escape Rooms’ Laurence Fry said it was “great” to have such a big business show in Worthing.
It was the company’s first time participating, having launched just before the 2020 pandemic.
“We’ve had discussions with other companies about team building sessions,” he said.
“It was very useful. So far, so good.”
Representatives from Adur and Worthing Councils were also at the show.
Willow Chapman, from the council’s events team, said it gives the council an opportunity to show businesses what they can do to help them and find out what businesses would like to see from the council.
“We can show what we can do for businesses, like commercial waste, software that can help them,” she said.
“It’s a really good way to connect with businesses and learn more from businesses about what they need.”
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