Business owners, MPs and community leaders have praised acity entrepreneur and hailed the success of her second business expo.
Business Expo 3.0 was held at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, last Thursday.
Organised by Victoria Beale, owner of Newport Pagnell company Rapid Sales Solutions, it attracted around 100 exhibitors, and more than 2,000 delegates.
Milton Keynes South MP Iain Stewart opened the event, and said it was a ‘hugely important’ exhibition.
He said: “This will really help cement Milton Keynes’s growing reputation as one of the leading places in the country to do business.”
Milton Keynes North MP Mark Lancaster also visited the show and said: “It’s so important for Milton Keynes and businesses to have a show like this.
“One of the key ingredients for the future of Milton Keynes is the economic growth that we must secure before we start building even more houses for people to live in.
“Shows like this galvanise the local community, and they bring businesses together to exchange information and to work with one another.”
The show was backed by Milton Keynes council.
Councillor John Bint said: “It is fabulous that Milton Keynes has this kind of business expo. It’s a great way for Milton Keynes businesses to show off their wares.”
Milton Keynes entrepreneur Jan Flawn, founder and chair of specialist healthcare provider PJ Care, said it was a fantastic event that was very well organised and planned. She said Victoria had done ‘a truly magnificent job’.
Victoria was delighted with how the expo went.
She said: “We were really pleased it was such a successful event.
“There was a great buzz, the footfall was excellent throughout the day, and we had some lovely feedback from exhibitors, with many of them saying they had walked away with leads for future business.”
Victoria is already well ahead with organising the next show, which will take place at Newbury’s famous racecourse in November. And she says there are plans to roll-out a series of similar shows across the country in the next three or four years.
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