There was a vibrant atmosphere as the enthusiastic visitors chatted with over 70 business exhibitors who showcased their products and services.
Among them were Wild Play Ltd whose founders are Heidi and Denise,the former commented, “From our perspective the whole day went extremely well, and we were delighted to bea part of it. As a new business on the scene, it has certainly helped to get our name out there and we made plenty of new contacts.”
The guest speaker was renowned jewellery businessman, Gerald Ratner and his talk was followed by a networking brunch on The Apex stage, prepared and served by students from the West Suffolk College, hospitality and catering department. The brunch was supported by Invest in Suffolk who encourage businesses to relocate to the county.
Later in the day a ‘Talking Heads’ session, was enjoyed by an audience of more than 200 people. Broadcaster, Nick Pandolfi, was in conversation with local business owners, Jess Quin of Old Jet, Jason Carter of HOAX clothing and illustrator and designer, Brie Harrison who shared their stories of growing a successful brand.
MENTA chief executive, Alex Till said he had received fantastic feedback from exhibitors and visitors alike. He commented “MENTA are here to help local businesses grow and build on their successes. The MENTABusiness Show clearly demonstrated the energy and vibrancy of the business community and launched the West Suffolk Business Festival in style.
“We’re grateful for the support of many local businesses, especially our sponsor, MENTA Patron, Atkins Thomson Solicitors for their financial support.”