Chelmsford City Showcase for Business Wednesday 19th November 2014

Official Opening by the Mayor of Chelmsford
Procurement Agency for Essex and Civic centre Meeting Facilities exhibiting
Business breakfact Briefing, Corporate Suite
Ixion exhibiting
Essex Chronicle exhibiting
Nick Looby Communication Alchemy Seminar in Lecture Theatre
Exhibitor Design for Business East & Levent Yildizgoren  from TTC wetranslate Ltd
Anglia Ruskin University exhibiting
GEW High Impact Badge 2013

The Chelmsford City Showcase for Business is now a major feature in the Chelmsford business world’s diary. It is normally held annually in November during Global Entrepreneurship week (GEW). Global Entrepreneurship Week is a large international campaign to promote entrepreneurship and is a vital part of making the UK more entrepreneurial, encouraging more people to start up businesses. In 2012 and 2013 the Showcase was recognised as a High Impact GEW UK event.


The Showcase is hosted and organised by Chelmsford City Council’s Inward Investment, Economy & Growth team in partnership with the Chelmsford Business Forum. It is designed to demonstrate the extent of business support and the range of commercial opportunities available.  All parts of the event are free of charge.


The day provides you with valuable business advice and guidance including free seminars and exhibitors who offer a range of support and ideas. Throughout the day there are opportunities to network with fellow business people.


The Showcase attracts over 400 visitors, includes a series of nine seminars, and 56 trade stands.  Footage of past events can be found by following the links on the right hand side, including an interview with the event organiser and footage of the official opening.


2014 Event - Wednesday 19th November, Hylands House & Grand Pavilion - Registration now open!


Register now for the 2014 Chelmsford City Showcase for Business! This year's event will be held at a new venue following feedback from delegates at previous events - Hylands House & Grand Pavilion (directions available from the link on the right). This venue enables the exhibition to be held in one room rather than split over two locations as previously, and has plenty of parking available. 


This year's theme will be “Get Connected”, and we have another great line up of speakers and exhibitors.

The day starts with a breakfast business briefing (7.30 for 8.00am) with guest speakers Tim Pike, the Bank of England's Deputy Agent for the SE & East Anglia and The Rt. Hon. Simon Burns MP. Numbers are limited and open to pre-registered guests only so early registration is essential.

The Mayor of Chelmsford Cllr Bob Villa will officially open the exhibition and the rest of the day's programme at 9.30am.


There will be 56 trade stands and a series of nine seminars running throughout the day until 4.30pm.  There will be a Happy Hour at 3.30-4.30pm.  Join the organisers for some refreshments, business card draws, exclusive deals and see which stand is Best in Showcase!

The seminars this year will cover the following:

  • Why would they care and why would they share? - Tiff Jones
  • Connecting Old World Marketing With The New - John Sealey
  • Get Connected - Increase Sales - Mandie Holgate
  • Marketing - the mainline connection to sales and success - Jeff Della Mura
  • Funding your future - Sources of finance for business start-ups - James Davison
  • Can your business step up to the growth challenge - Hugo Heij
  • So you have a crisis! - Major Nana Twumasi-Ankrah
  • Getting Connected with your Audience - what audiences really like - Colin McLean
  • Connecting your team with your customers - Adrian Nash

Register for the Showcase now to secure your place!

Essex Chambers of Commerce are holding their networking lunch where Jamie Burles, Managing Director of
Abellio Greater Anglia will be speaking. When registering for the Showcase there will be a link to the Essex
Chambers of Commerce events page to register for the networking lunch. It is imperative to register in order
to attend the lunch; further details can be found at


If you have any questions relating to the Showcase event and future events please contact the IIEG team on or call 01245 606568.


The published plan showing Exhibitors is available to download below.



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