Business set to boom at regional networking exhibition

26th November 2014

More than 1,500 Sheffield City Region organisations will come together to do business at a popular networking exhibition next week.

SheffEX is returning to Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, in Sheffield, on Monday 1 December. The one-day business forum will attract organisations from the Sheffield City Region and the wider Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire areas to SheffEX to make new contacts, opportunities and deals. SheffEX first launched in June 2014, where exhibitors included Santander, Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Westfield Health, and plans are now in place to run the event twice a year. It will feature a huge exhibition zone, networking arena, workshop areas and a designated theatre for speeches and lectures. Speakers include Jill Thomas of Future of Life Wealth Management, who will be discussing the Big Investment Project (BIP), Paul Scriven, of Apps2Connect, and HR Media's Kirstie Kinrade, who will be hosting a Meet the Media session with a panel of leading journalists. Six good causes have been chosen to take a free stand at the event - Disability Sheffield, Roundabout, St. Luke's Hospice, the Sick Children's Trust, the Northern Refugee Centre and Support Dogs UK. New for SheffEX2 is an after-show party at The Holiday Inn Royal Victoria in the city centre from 5.30pm onwards. Tony Carroll, one of the event's organisers, said: -SheffEX was buzzing with organisations making deals and doing business when we put on the inaugural event this summer. We're expecting SheffEX 2 to be just as successful. -SheffEX has been organised by Sheffield business for Sheffield business. The cost of exhibiting has been kept low so that any type and size of company or organisation can have the opportunity to show themselves off to the Sheffield City Region. For more information or to register your attendance as a delegate for free, email or visit or follow @SheffieldExpo on Twitter. To celebrate SheffEX and Sheffield as a place to do business, organisers have created a special video featuring local business men and women. To watch the video, visit

You might also be interested in

Landmark skills training report calls for wide-ranging reboot of UK system

Thu 6th May 2021

A major new report is calling for a root and branch reform of the UK’s training system to help businesses access the skills they need to boost productivity.

Sheffield Chamber Comments on Sheffield City Region Quarterly Economic Review Q1 2021 Results

Thu 6th May 2021

On 27th April 2021 businesses from across the region gathered to hear the latest results following the Sheffield City Region (SCR) Quarterly Economic Review for Q1.

BCC welcomes ratification of UK-EU TCA but says work remains to be done

Thu 29th April 2021

Speaking after news that the Trade and Co-operation Agreeement has been ratified, Hannah Essex, Co-Executive Director of the BCC, said:

New Figures Show Workforce Growth Expected but Some Sectors Yet to See Signs of Revival

Thu 29th April 2021

The British Chambers of Commerce today released its Quarterly Recruitment Outlook for Q1 2021.