Dragon’s Den Star to Open Major Suffolk Business Event

Dragon’s Den Star to Open Major Suffolk Business Event

Levi Roots, the global food entrepreneur and star of BBC’s Dragon’s Den, is set to open the Suffolk Coast Business Showcase & Meet the Buyer event at High Lodge in Darsham on 27th February 2018.

On 27th February 2018, Suffolk Coast Business are taking their popular trade fair to High Lodge in Darsham. This unique trade fair will showcase Suffolk Coastal’s diverse, leading edge and entrepreneurial businesses.

Plus, major buyers are being invited to host a Meet the Buyer area where delegates will be able to book appointments to discover opportunities and pitch to the people that matter.

In support of this flagship event, Suffolk Coastal District Council’s Economic Development team has secured the Dragon’s Den star and global food entrepreneur, Levi Roots, to open the event with words of wisdom on how to pitch successfully.

Jenny Stockman, Chair of Suffolk Coast Business said, “We are delighted that Levi will be opening the Showcase and sharing his amazing experience from humble beginnings, through pitching to investors and turning himself and his brand into a global phenomenon.”

Cllr Geoff Holdcroft, cabinet member for Economic Development at Suffolk Coastal District Council, said: “We wanted to raise the bar in our support for this important Suffolk Coast Business event by inviting ‘Dragons’ Den’ veteran and entrepreneur Levi Roots to open the event and give some of our business leaders advice and guidance on becoming an entrepreneur.

“We are always looking at ways of supporting our businesses and helping them to broaden their horizons and prospects. The value of bringing Levi and his inspirational story to this ambitious audience is immeasurable and demonstrates the Council’s commitment to supporting the remarkable enterprises in Suffolk Coastal.”

Suffolk Coast Business are also working with Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and Suffolk Coastal District Council’s Economic Development Department to secure key buyers that have contracts available and are keen to purchase locally. A full list of buyers will be released shortly.

The Suffolk Coast Business Showcase & Meet the Buyer event will be held on the 27th February 2018, at High Lodge Leisure, Haw Wood, Hinton, Nr Darsham IP17 3QT. The trade show will run from 8:00am until 3:30pm. Meet the buyer appointments will be 8:30am – 12:00pm. Details of a special breakfast and the opening ceremony will be released soon.

Entry to the show and appointments with buyers will be free. Appointments with buyers must be booked in advance through the website. Priority booking for exhibition stands and appointments with buyers will be given to members of Business Associations affiliated with Suffolk Coast Business.

If you are a key buyer in Suffolk and would like to be involved, or a Suffolk Coastal business who would like to exhibit or sponsor this evolving and exciting business event please get in touch with Julie Hepton, Business Development Manager.

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