Meet our Devon Business Show headline partners for 2023


The Devon Business Show is returning to Plymouth Pavilions in 2023 – and we’re proud to announce our three headline partners.

Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce is bringing back the South West’s largest business event on Wednesday 11 October, connecting hundreds of businesses and entrepreneurs with future clients all under one roof.

Reflecting our three strategic priorities, City College Plymouth, YGS Landscapes Ltd and Wildanet have become our respective ‘People and Skills’, ‘Planet’ and ‘Purpose’ headline partners.

They, together with our other event partners, have strong links to the Devon & Plymouth Chamber and truly share our vision and aims for our members.


City College Plymouth – our ‘People and Skills’ Partner

As Plymouth’s learning destination of choice, City College Plymouth is transforming lives thanks to an agile and skills-led curriculum that seeks to meet the needs of Plymouth and the wider region’s valuable employers.

The College gives its thousands of students access to some of the most innovative and state-of-the-art facilities and also provides exceptional pastoral support as it continues to develop and deliver a skilled, confident and happy workforce who go on to make positive contributions to the economy and community.

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.”

Find out more about City College Plymouth here.

YGS Landscapes – our ‘Planet’ Partner

YGS Landscapes returns as the Devon & Plymouth Chamber’s ‘Planet’ Headline Partner for this year’s Devon Business Show.

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.”

Find out more about YGS Landscapes here.

Wildanet Chief Executive, Helen Wylde

Wildanet – our ‘Purpose’ Headline Partner

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.”

Find out more about Wildanet here.

You can book your Devon Business Show stand now using the interactive map on our website.

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

Demonstrate how your business is growing while remaining environmentally sustainable and looking after the wellbeing of your people and communities.

Discover the latest strategies and trends and get expert advice and information to help take your business to the next level.

The Devon Business Show is also an ideal opportunity to network with future customers and suppliers and reach a wider range of potential customers and suppliers.

Watch our highlights from last year’s Devon Business Show at Plymouth Pavilions

This year’s Show theme will again reflect the Devon & Plymouth Chamber’s three strategic priorities – People, Planet, Purpose.

  • ‘People’ is all about inclusive recruitment, employment, skills, education and training.
  • ‘Planet’ is about achieving Net Zero, working towards Sustainable Development Goals, clean growth and transport.
  • And ‘Purpose’ is about doing business that has positive social impact, creates employment and sustainable growth.

Our contemporary layout will feature seven sector zones, with innovative and interactive exhibition opportunities.

They are our Show Partner Stands; Business Services; Digital, Media & Technology; Retail, Leisure, Tourism & Hospitality; Sustainability; Education and Skills; and Marine, Construction and Manufacturing Zone.

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

Exhibitors and partners can book their stand now using the interactive map and form on our website.

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