Devon’s biggest Business Show returns for 2023 – secure your space now


Devon’s biggest Business Show returns in less than six months and is an unmissable opportunity for hundreds of the region’s firms to connect with new clients, suppliers and networks.

A third of the 99 stands available at the hotly-anticipated Devon Business Show this autumn have already been secured and the rest are quickly being snapped up.

The event returns to Plymouth Pavilions on Wednesday 11 October, and is open to businesses of all sizes and sectors.

It is designed around six key zones that cover the region’s core sectors: Business Services; Digital, Media & Technology; Retail, Leisure, Tourism & Hospitality; Sustainability; Education and Skills; and Marine, Construction and Manufacturing.

Businesses can book their exhibition space using the interactive map and booking form here.

The innovative event is renowned for being a place where businesses large and small can connect and be recognised next to one another.

Often, deals are secured at the event itself and productive new relationships instigated on a unique day when Devon and Plymouth’s business worlds come together – literally the day when everyone connects.

The event is organised by Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce around three themes – People, Planet and Purpose – supported by headline partners City College Plymouth, YGS Landscapes Ltd and Wildanet as the respective ‘People and Skills’, ‘Planet’ and ‘Purpose’ partners.

There will also be a series of podcasts and live broadcasts during the event from Fresh Air Studios, in partnership with Westcotts.

Jackie Grubb, Chief Executive of City College Plymouth, says: “We are pleased to once again be partnering with Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce as this year’s People Headline Partner at the Devon Business Show.

“City College Plymouth is an organisation that empowers people through access to skills and training, and we’re proud to support an event that brings together the city and wider region’s business community. 

“As Plymouth’s anchor institution for skills, City College plays a vital role in fostering close partnerships with businesses in our dynamic and diverse community. By working hand-in-hand with local employers, we can better understand and respond to their needs, driving growth and promoting success in the region.

“People are at the heart of any organisation, and by investing in people, you can drive growth, reduce inequality and create a happier and fairer society.”

Steve Warren-Brown, Managing Director of YGS Landscapes, says: “We are delighted to partner with Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce again for the upcoming Devon Business Show.

“We not only recognise the importance of our planet’s health, we also work very hard to improve our planet and reduce our impact. It is only right that we partner with likeminded businesses to highlight this incredibly important topic.”

Matt Greaves, Head of Marketing at Wildanet, says: “Wildanet are delighted to be supporting the 2023 Devon Business Show as Purpose Headline Partners. The Purpose partner represents, ‘doing business that has a positive social impact, creates employment and sustainable growth’ – something that is very much aligned with Wildanet’s core beliefs and values.

“As well as investing millions into Devon through the installation of a new gigabit capable Full Fibre broadband network, Wildanet is helping to create hundreds of new local jobs for the region, benefitting the local economy. Our fantastic Training Academy is helping to provide the skills and ongoing training to develop the next generation of telecommunications engineers from right here in the South West.

“What’s more, Wildanet is committed to being a sustainable business. We work with partners like Plant One to assist nature recovery, working with Carbon Sense to understand our scope 1/2/3 emissions, and working on a tangible emissions reduction programme. We are planting 3,500 trees every month with Eden Reforestation and creating local habitat in areas where we are working by planting native trees.

“We’re proud to be supporting Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce and very much looking forward to this year’s Business Show. We hope to see you there.”

The Devon Business Show is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the region’s business calendar and provides the perfect platform for businesses across the county to showcase their products and services.

Stuart Elford, CEO of the Devon & Plymouth Chamber, explains: “Visitors and exhibitors alike can network with future customers and suppliers and reach a wider range of potential customers and suppliers.

“Businesses can demonstrate how they are growing while remaining environmentally sustainable and looking after the wellbeing of people and communities.

“And there is also the opportunity to discover the latest strategies and trends and get expert advice and information to help take your business to the next level.

“We know how important the Devon Business Show has been over the years to forming connections and making relationships that result in businesses coming together for mutual gain, and we’re very much looking forward to observing and helping that happen again this year.”

Exhibitors and partners can book their Devon Business Show stand now using the interactive map and form here.

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