Friday, September 18, 2015

News: Chamber Means Business at Wentworth Woodhouse

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This year's Chamber Means Business exhibition was held at the impressive, Wentworth Woodhouse, where Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber welcomed over 350 businesses and individuals to this stunning venue.

The exhibition (sponsored by Enterprising Barnsley and RiDO) took place on Wednesday, September 16 within the house and grounds at Wentworth Woodhouse, providing businesses people from across the region with the opportunity to meet exhibitors, make new contacts and attend free seminars.

Over 60 local businesses, from a broad spectrum of industries and markets, exhibited at the event, promoting the excellent work they're doing within the region.

Also in attendance were the South Yorkshire Police, highlighting business crime and offering hints and tips to protect your business, InMotion with their Cycle Hub, and South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue who provided details on Business Fire Safety, along with demonstrations from their Chip Pan unit and an active tender.

Throughout the day seminars were held from speakers; Peter Thornton-Smith of PeterTS.com, Nigel Greenwood of Simply Customer, Ian Walker of HSBC, and Jane Whitham of Cream Consultancy. The seminars were well attended and provided free information to attendees, from Invoice Finance to boosting your brand. Wentworth Woodhouse also provided exhibitors and delegate the opportunity to have a behind the scenes tour of the house.
Mark Hannigan, operations manager at Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber, said: "Chamber Means Business continues to go from strength to strength. We have had more exhibitors than ever, more people booked to attend and the highest footfall we have ever had.

"Bringing the amount and diversity of businesses together, in the stunning Wentworth Woodhouse, gave people the opportunity to generate new contacts and create new business opportunities that would potentially take time to amass.

"The feedback we have received has been exceptionally positive and we look forward to taking this to a new level in 2016."

The event also gave any prospective buyers the chance to look inside the largest privately-owned house in Europe that is currently up for sale with an asking price of in excess of £8m.

Chamber Means Business website
BR Chamber website

Images: BR Chamber

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