Chelmsford City Council

Chelmsford City Showcase for Business returns for a ninth year

On Wednesday 15 November, Chelmsford City Council will host its ninth annual Showcase for Business event at the impressive Hylands Estate. This is an essential event for businesses located in Chelmsford and the wider Essex region, where delegates can attend for free to network, participate in workshops and masterclasses, as well as benefit from funding advice and business support from the BEST Growth Hub.

The Showcase will begin at 9am with a business briefing from David Rayner, Chair of the Chelmsford Business Board, before it is officially opened by the Mayor of Chelmsford, Councillor Duncan Lumley, at 10am. The Grand Pavilion will once again host the main exhibition, with over 50 trade stands demonstrating what they can offer your business.

The City Council is delighted to announce that Mark Cullen, Director of Brand and Marketing at EY will give a masterclass on The Power of Brand at 10.30am on the day. His CV is impressive: Mark worked at advertising agency Publicis, where he helped run their digital business with companies including Fiat and Mars, before joining Norwich Union to assist in their rebrand to Aviva.

Not only this, at 2pm, Brad Solomon, Founder and MD of The CTG Group, will deliver a masterclass on Enabling our Teams for the Future. This practical session will offer new perspectives on coaching leadership behaviours that can be practiced every day to enable, challenge, inspire, and encourage individuals and teams, onsite or virtual.

This year’s Showcase will also see the return of the ever-popular lunchtime session generously sponsored by the Federation of Small Businesses, with regional chairman David Bell accompanied by their special guest speaker. This is an event not to be missed, and we urge you to register as soon as possible, particularly for the networking lunch as spaces are limited and filling up fast.

Leader of Chelmsford City Council, Councillor Roy Whitehead, said “This event showcases the host of business opportunities available in our city, from commercial development opportunities to advice and support. The day will be of major benefit to firms intending to expand, relocate to Chelmsford, as well as existing businesses. I urge those in the business community to attend and take full advantage of this highly acclaimed event.”

To register your free place at this year’s event, please visit or to find out more, visit


Thursday 5 October 2017

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