Thames Valley Business Expo Moving to Ascot in May 2018

The Thames Valley Business Expo is returning for its 6th consecutive year on Wednesday 23rd May 2018, this time at The Royal Ascot Racecourse.

The event is free to attend and will include over 100 exhibitors, industry-leading workshops, one to one clinics on fundamental business issues including funding available, as well as excellent networking opportunities.

With 5 keynote speakers, attendees will get the chance to hear from the inspirational blind Award-Winning Business Woman, Michelle Mills-Porter; first woman CEO of British Rail, Jackie Chappell; teen millionaire who inspired Richard Branson, Ben Towers, the Millionaire Clown with a £10 million annual turnover, James Sinclair, Celebrity Plumber and renown entrepreneur, Charlie Mullins and award-winning young entrepreneur and BBC Dragon’s Den Star, Julianne Ponan.

Also happening at the Thames Valley Business Expo:

  • Have Breakfast with over 150 other business owners. The pre-Expo breakfast is a great way to start the day off. You arrive at the venue on the day of the Expo between 7.30am -9.00am, have breakfast, network and be motivated by the keynote address from a leading UK business personality. You then are all ready for the grand opening of the expo and you will be one of the first to get your delegate bag with promotional offers worth £100+.
  • Meet The Expert – Industry Leading Workshops. All our workshops have been designed to address issues that affect your business. Not only have our Workshops been created to be an engaging, interactive and enjoyable way of gaining practical hands-on experience, they are also a way of picking up the knowledge that your company may be lacking.
  • Meet 40 new clients in 30 Minutes- Serious Speed Networking. Meet 40 new contacts in 30 minutes. Speed networking is the quickest and most efficient way for you to add potential suppliers, partners or clients to your contact list. Historically all of our networking sessions are always entirely packed out throughout the day.
  • 1-2-1 ZONE. This year we have created a 1-2-1 Zone in which you can hold a private meeting with either a possible new contract, supplier or partner that you may have met during your networking sessions
  • Entrepreneurial Panel – Success Secrets (What made them succeed?). This panel of eminent business leaders/entrepreneurs will share the secrets to the phenomenal success they have achieved along with the mistakes that they have made along the way. This is a fantastic Q&A opportunity for you to ask questions and gain the advice and information need for a business to succeed today. The panel is made up of various female business leaders (CEO’s, Managing Directors and Serial Entrepreneurs) from different sectors across the UK, so you can be confident that you will receive the best advice with the very latest information critical for the success of your business.
  • 101 Business Matters. This year we are introducing several 101 business matter booths. These small booths will be set up with various experts from the UK that will be able to assist you in the challenges any business owner faces during the day to day running of the company. Whether it be accountancy, hr, marketing, cash flow, funding or just business development challenges there will be an expert available and ready to talk to you about your business needs and offer practical advice.
  • Supporting Charity. The ethos of our business is giving back, that is why we ensure that the event is called business and community. To date, we have given £24,000 towards local charities and want to continue to increase this in 2018.

The Thames Valley Business Expo is ideal for anyone thinking about starting a business or expanding their current business. To ensure you are one of the 900+ companies expected to attend this year – including the Berkshire Growth Hub –  register here , call 0843 289 4634 or email or

If you are interested in exhibiting at the region’s largest Business Expo and would like more details about registering or the exhibiting packages, you can call 0843 289 4634 or email or


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