Chelmsford City Showcase for Business

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, 2013, and 2014 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 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 2014 Showcase attracted over 450 visitors, included 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.

Official Opening
Tiff Jones seminar
Essex Chronicle Award
Exhibition 2
Exhibition 1
Mayor arrival


The 2015 event is due to be staged on 18 November - details will be online from September.


The event is now held at Hylands House & Grand Pavilion (directions available from the link on the right). This venue enables the exhibition to be held in one room and has plenty of parking available. 


With the date now firm for the 2015 Chelmsford City Showcase for Business on Wednesday 18th November at Hylands Estate, Chelmsford we are pleased to invite applications for stands in the Grand Pavilion.


If you wish to apply for a stand at the Showcase, please register your interest no later than the closing date of Tuesday 1st September 2015.


A plan of the layout (as 2014) can be viewed on the right and whilst you may request a particular stand we reserve the right to amend/re-allocate until final confirmation is issued.


Chelmsford City Council reserves the right to ensure a satisfactory mix of businesses and organisations exhibiting.


Stands will be allocated and confirmation sent to applicants during September.


Stand space will be 2 metres wide by 1.5 metres deep. Electricity supply, 1.2 metre table, two chairs and a (blue) table cloth will be provided if required.  Please advise your requirements in the email requesting space to by 1 September. As last year, stands 12 through to 55 will have a blue, Velcro-friendly screen behind the space.


Photograph showing dimensions can be viewed on the link to the right.


The cost of stands remains at last year’s price of £150 + VAT and non-profit organisations at a reduced rate of £75 +VAT.


If you require any further information or have a question please contact a member of the Inward Investment, Economy & Growth team on 01245 606568 or email