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Wiltshire Business Expo hailed a success

A host of local businesses were on show yesterday (Thursday) at the Wiltshire Business Expo 2013.

The Wiltshire Council-run event was held to build on the legacy created by the events in 2012 and to continue to boost the local economy.

More than 80 local businesses and organisations took part showcasing their full range of services from graphic design and marketing to hospitality and electronics.

As well as businesses having the opportunity to promote their services, a large number of people took part in a range of seminars hosted by the council and their partners throughout the day. They included talks on how to maximise your global growth, running a high growth business, and new products and new markets.

A number of inspiring key note speeches were heard from David Bradley, chief executive of Longleat Estate, Jade Nash, 2012 finalist on BBC television’s The Apprentice, and Paul Johnson, chairman of the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

In her opening speech, leader of Wiltshire Council, Jane Scott, with the help of under 21 judo star Jemima Duxberry, launched the Olympic Legacy Business Dinner. This legacy event is taking place on October 25 and will give local businesses the chance to sponsor one of Wiltshire’s future sporting stars.

Cllr Scott, said: “The sheer range of businesses on show at the expo demonstrates what a diverse and exciting business community Wiltshire has.

“Our legacy work continues and we will look to host more events like this giving local businesses a boost and a chance to showcase their services.”