Business event is a success

BEXPO Business event at Retford Town Hall G130514-5e
BEXPO Business event at Retford Town Hall G130514-5e

Organisers of a business event in Bassetlaw are already planning the next one after this year’s was hailed a huge success.

The BExpo event saw business from around Bassetlaw descend on Retford Town Hall for a day of demonstrating their skills and networking.

More than 700 people also visited the event, which was the first of its kind for Bassetlaw.

“We are delighted with how the first BExpo has gone, and have received a tremendous amount of positive feedback from exhibitors and visitors,” says Claire Weingaertner, one of the organisers of BExpo. “We are now looking forwards to BExpo 2014 being even bigger and better.”

The event involved seminars, cooking demonstrations and guest speakers.

With the theme of keeping it local, the day kicked off with a breakfast business networking meeting with a presentation on Fairtrade and the story behind the brand. BExpo then officially opened with a constant stream of visitors which were a mix of businesses and the general public. The Food Hall was a great success, with cookery demonstrations from award-winning celebrity chef Rachael Green.

Under the name Bassetlaw Business Focus, three local businesses with offices and a presence in both Retford and Worksop - Createinn, Focus Accounting and The Best of Retford and The Best of Worksop - collaborated to organise the event.