Business Showcase South West 2015 signs up Barclays as latest blue-chip sponsor

February 27, 2015

Barclays has become the latest blue-chip company to sponsor Business Showcase South West 2015 – the region’s biggest business exhibition which returns for a second year in May.

Barclays joins First Great Western and Enterprise Rent-a-car in sponsoring the event staged again at Bristol’s Colston Hall.

Following last year’s successful debut as a one-day event, which attracted nearly 2,000 attendees, exhibitors and big-name speakers including Apprentice star and entrepreneur Karren Brady CBE, this year’s showcase has been extended to two days – making it the region’s most-prestigious and high-profile business gathering of its kind.

Barclays head of Bristol & South West, Martin French, said: “It’s good to see many businesses in the South West are investing for the future, creating wealth and employment, investing in new technologies or exploring new markets for exports.

“Barclays is proud to be associated with Business Showcase Southwest, as it celebrates innovation, business, creativity and sustainability in the region and gives local business owners the opportunity to hear thought-provoking views that address some of the questions raised by today’s ever-changing markets.”

Business Showcase South West founder, Bristol-based entrepreneur Jamie Breese, said: “Business Showcase South West 2015 will be a major business event for the whole of the South West of England and will be a true reflection of its commerce, innovation, creativity, enterprise and sustainability.

“As a unifying business event for the region, BSSW 2015 will be a rare opportunity for businesses to create and leave a strong impression of their brand with focused visitors, all of whom are potential customers – as well as connect with other exhibitors, most importantly face-to-face.

“By aligning themselves with the most dynamic and indeed, only regional complete business event, business will gain a competitive edge by improving their prestige and exposure.

“BSSW 2015 is aiming for thousands of delegates and even more exhibitors with large sponsor displays.”

Bristol Business News has linked up with Business Showcase South West 2105 as its Official Media Partner. The event takes place on May 14 and 15. Speakers booked so far include Gerald Ratner, Levi Roots, Bev James and Stella English.

To find out more about the opportunities to sponsor, exhibit or attend BSSW 2015, email and state your interest in subject line.

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