Business interest grows for expo

ETHOS: Nichola Howard
ETHOS: Nichola Howard
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The North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce is going to have a major presence at a Lancashire business expo.

Chamber bosses have signed up to exhibit at the Blackpool Expo next month.

The free expo, from Launch Events North West, will see up to 80 businesses exhibiting at The Village, Heron’s Reach.

The event runs from 8.30am to 3pm, on Friday September 25.

The event, which is free to visitors, already has more than 100 people registered to attend.

Organisers hope more than 500 people will take the opportunity to network with other businesses in Lancashire.

This is the fifth event of its kind organised by Nichola Howard, of Launch Events, and she plans to build on the events as she is passionate about helping businesses to grow to boost local economies.

The 37-year-old from Atherton, near Wigan, said: “As a small business owner myself, I want to help other businesses and see the town’s economy go from strength to strength.

“My ethos is to empower business communities by giving them a platform to showcase their wares at quality, themed events.

“I have taken feedback from previous expos that I have hosted in Blackpool and Leigh to continue to improve the experience for visitors and exhibitors and I am overwhelmed with the interest already shown for this new expo.”

Free seminars will also be held throughout the day to give advice on areas such as access to funding, increasing sales and a media masterclass to teach attendees how to raise their business’ profile.

Representatives from the Chamber’s membership and events teams will be on hand to answer queries about the Chamber and benefits it offers to members.