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The Forest of Dean Enterprise Fair – which combines networking, exhibitions and a series of seminars on small business issues – has run successfully for a number of years and this year will move to a new venue. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 18th, at the Vantage Point Business Village in Mitcheldean from 9:30am until 4pm.

The show will be run once again by the Forest of Dean Entrepreneurs with extra support from Vantage Point and the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses), who have both given their full backing to the show.

A number of sponsors have already signed up including the South West Apprenticeship Company, and several top speakers have also been approached to offer attendees practical advice to help their businesses – and it is all for free.

Andrew Maliphant, who chairs the event’s steering group on behalf of the Entrepreneurs, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Vantage Point Business Village and the FSB, as we jointly develop the fifth Forest Enterprise Fair. As well as providing a showcase for businesses to sell to business, there will also be a wealth of support for small and start-up businesses, and we look forward to welcoming everyone to the event.”

Gloucestershire’s biggest business group, the FSB, will have a stand among many other exhibitors on the day. FSB development manager, Sam Holliday, said he hoped it would be a real celebration of the Forest of Dean business community: ”There are many diverse and successful small businesses in the Forest of Dean – this event gives them all a chance to mix together, network and offer mutual support and advice. With the added ingredient of first class seminars it should be a day which puts the small business community in the Forest firmly on the map.”

If you are interested in being a sponsor or exhibitor at the event or want more information about the day, contact Kathy Probert on 07379 654139 or forestofdeanentreprenuers@mail.com


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