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Lancashire Business Expo - a resounding success!

Lancashire business expo

by Ian Coupe, The Shout Network

The Lancashire Business Expo can only be described as a resounding triumph. With over 2,000 visitors on the day and 164 exhibitors filling two floors of the Guild Hall, the day proved a fantastic success for Lancashire businesses.

Exhibitors were overwhelmed by the amount of interest the expo generated for their organisations. Comments included:


A brilliant day at The Lancashire Business Expo. An inspiring number of businesses flying the flag for Lancashire and great to meet many old and new faces alike.  Napthens


Had a great Lancashire Business Expo at the Guild Hall - lots of new contacts made. Thanks to everyone concerned.   Marketing Lancashire

We couldn’t quite believe how busy it was, the Guild Hall was buzzing and there was a fantastic atmosphere. We met hundreds of people who showed a genuine interest in our printing business. We’ll certainly be rebooking for next year!    PNG Digital

The event included a tweet wall which exhibitors and visitors fully exploited. In fact, it was so well used that the event hashtag was in the top 5 most used hashtags in the UK that day, and had more than 10 million reach during the event and was “trending” in the social media world!

Visitors were delighted and seemed to soak up the buzz of the event. Many commented on the eclectic mix of businesses they visited and how beneficial it was to meet so many organisations under one roof. Another comment frequently voiced was how friendly the atmosphere was.

The Villa Group, owners of The Guild Hall created a pop-up food court in the atrium area of the Guild Hall and a variety of hot and cold food was served over the course of the event.

So, the event organisers, the Shout Network, are now on with planning the 2016 Lancashire Business Expo, to build on the success of this year’s event. They’ve already had the majority of 2015 exhibitors rebooking for 2016 and have been inundated with other Lancashire organisations keen to get involved next year.

The 2016 Lancashire Business Expo will take place on Friday 4th March 2016 at the Guild Hall. Please email info@lbe2015.co.uk or call 01772 642830 for further details.

Photos credited to SusieQ Photography