Gallery: Devon Business Show 2023 at Plymouth Pavilions

Devon Business Show

More than a thousand people packed into Plymouth Pavilions to connect with over 90 of the region’s leading businesses and entrepreneurs at the 2023 Devon Business Show.

SCROLL DOWN to browse through all the pictures from the event, courtesy of Jay Stone.

There was a real buzz in the room about the return of Devon’s biggest Business Show as firms of all sizes met and engaged with potential new clients, customers and suppliers to showcase their products and services.

All 99 stands for this year’s Show sold out in record time, with exhibitors pulling out all the stops to make their displays as interesting, innovative and interactive as possible.

The Devon Business Show will be back on Wednesday 16 October, 2024 – find out how you can register your interest as an exhibitor.

Watch our Devon Business Show 2023 highlights reel, courtesy of pbmedia

Devon Business Show 2023 key themes

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

It is designed around six key zones that cover the region’s core sectors. A huge thanks to our Zone Partners: University of Exeter (Business Services); PL1 Events (Digital, Media & Technology); Plymouth Active Leisure (Retail, Leisure, Tourism & Hospitality Zone Partner); Sir Fix-a-Lock Ltd (Sustainability); Plymouth Marjon University (Education and Skills); and WH Scott & Son Engineers (Marine, Construction and Manufacturing).

Before the Show we were joined by a number of exhibitors at Salumi Bar & Eatery for an epic networking session, not to mention a delicious breakfast, in partnership with The Plymouth Charter.

Then afterwards, we invited exhibitors to join us at Moxy Plymouth for what proved to be a perfect end to celebrate a brilliant day of networking with delicious pizzas and plenty of drinks.

Devon Business Show

An exciting an innovative format

The Show offered a fantastic opportunity to hear from the region’s leading businesses and entrepreneurs – LIVE from the studio. The agenda featured business knowledge, top tips and insights courtesy of Fresh Air Studios, supported by Podcast Partner Westcotts.

Babcock International Group were Show Hub Partner, Kaya Gallery Show Lanyards Partner, and Inch Recycling Solutions Virtual Goodie Bag Partner.

We’re also grateful to First Aid Partner, White Cross Training, whose Laurence and Sam kindly provided cover free of charge.

Thanks also to our Accommodation Partner, The Duke of Cornwall Hotel, who offered special rates for exhibitors and partners.

A word from our Devon & Plymouth Chamber CEO

Stuart Elford, Devon & Plymouth Chamber CEO, said: “We had the most fantastic day at Plymouth Pavilions for the Devon Business Show. What an incredible event and I want to thank everyone who came. That includes attendees, exhibitors and in particular our three headline partners, City College Plymouth, YGS Landscapes and SocieTree, and Wildanet.

“A special thank you to Paul Philpott and his team at Fresh Air Studios for live-streaming podcasts from the stage. These are now available on Apple iTunes and Spotify.

“And also thank you to Paul Burton and his pbmedia team who helped with social media throughout the day. The spread across the channels has just been amazing.

“I was particularly thrilled to be able to announce next year’s Show, which is on Wednesday 16 October, 2024, at a great new venue – Plymouth Life Centre.

“Their sports hall is 40% bigger than the hall we were in at the Pavilions, and they’re going to open up all their facilities to attendees and exhibitors. So, there’ll be gyms, yoga, swimming, the climbing wall and much, much more.

“We’re going to theme the show around people, about health and wellbeing. And we’ve got an area out the front where there’s an opportunity to showcase the motor industry. It’s going to be absolutely brilliant and you can register your interest as an exhibitor now on our website.

“I want to end by saying thank you again for attending what was an amazing Show, with such a positive buzz. I’m really, really thrilled and I’ve got to thank my team who did the most incredible job. I’m so proud of them.”

The Devon Business Show will be back on Wednesday 16 October, 2024 with a fresh new format that will promote inclusivity and feature exciting, innovative and interactive displays.

Find out more about securing your space for next year – and have your first pick of the stand locations at the Life Centre.

Our 2023 Devon Business Show partners

People and Skills Headline Partner: City College Plymouth

Planet Headline Partner: YGS Landscapes Ltd

Purpose Headline Partner: Wildanet

Business Services Zone Partner: University of Exeter

Digital, Media & Technology Zone Partner: PL1 Events Limited

Retail, Leisure, Tourism & Hospitality Zone Partner: Plymouth Active Leisure

Sustainability Zone Partner: Sir Fix-a-lock Ltd

Education and Skills Zone Partner: Plymouth Marjon University

Marine, Construction and Manufacturing Zone Partner: WH Scott & Son Engineers

Show Podcast Studio: Fresh Air Studios Ltd

Podcast Partner: Westcotts Chartered Accountants & Business Advisers

Show Hub Partner: Babcock International Group

Virtual Goodie Bag Partner: IRS – Inch Recycling Solutions

Show Lanyards Partner: Kaya Gallery

Show Bag Partner: University of Plymouth

Accommodation Partner: The Duke of Cornwall Hotel

First Aid Partner: White Cross Training

Pre-Show Event Partner: Salumi Bar & Eatery

Post-Show Event Partner: Moxy Plymouth

Drinks Partner: The Devon Coffee Company

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