We Mean Business Expo back as Pop Up for 2017

We Mean Business Expo back as Pop Up for 2017

As the UK’s fastest growing economy Croydon is playing host to South London’s biggest free business event.

Companies keen to capitalise on the UK’s fastest growing economy are invited to an exciting pop-up event in South London’s booming business capital Croydon.

The We Mean Business Pop Up Expo is being held on Tuesday, October 3rd, from 9.30am to 4.00pm, at The Business Xchange Hub, just three minutes from East Croydon Station.

As lead sponsor, The Business Xchange Hub has been established in Marco Polo House as meanwhile use by owners Guildhouse Rosepride, pending the development of their landmark One Lansdowne Road scheme.

An innovative concept in flexible office accomodation for new and growing businesses, The Business Xchange Hub provides the perfect backdrop for the Expo, which offers business people the chance to exhibit, network and participate in topical corporate seminars. Delegates can also take part in business advice clinics sponsored by Coast to Capital, and speed networking sponsored by London Gatwick Airport.

Now in its sixth year, the new, on-trend Pop Up format for South London’s biggest free Expo is already attracting huge interest from start-ups, SMEs and large corporates.  Space is limited so exhibitors are advised to book early.

Mark Waterstone, of Guildhouse Rosepride (CEO of Rosepride Properties), said: “The Pop Up Expo offers an amazing business opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors. It will showcase Croydon as London’s start-up and tech hotspot and provide lots of scope for networking and business connections.

“Expo delegates will get the chance to get a sneak preview of our new facility The Business Xchange Hub, which has been designed as the ideal base for start-ups, entrepreneurs and growing businesses seeking a central, prestige, competitively-priced office complete with networking, meetings and event space, an on-site gym, all just 15 minutes from central London.”

The WMB Pop Up Expo will feature over 50 Pop-Up company stands across three floors. There will be seminars on key commercial issues, expert-led business advice clinics sponsored by Coast to Capital, as well as Speed Networking sessions, sponsored by London Gatwick Airport.

Alison Addy, Gatwick’s Head of Community Engagement, said: “We are pleased to support the WMB Pop Up Expo event, which is an extension of our sponsorship of the Big Breakfast networking series. We are fully committed to supporting business growth in the region and look forward to seeing local businesses gain new business leads and sales through the event.”

*There are prime opportunities to sponsor the Expo – for more information contact: Vivien Newbould at vnewbould@wlcreative.org.uk.    For more about attending the Expo, contact Natasha Miller at natasha@wemeanbusinessexpo.co.uk. To reserve your place now visit: www.wemeanbusinessexpo.co.uk

 * The Business Xchange Hub, 1 Lansdowne Road, Croydon CR0 2BX

The Business Xchange Hub in Lansdowne Road will provide cost-effective office accommodation and business services to the start-up, SME and growing business market. Situated in a 15,000 sq.ft facility spread over five floors in a prestigious location near East Croydon Station and Boxpark. It will cater for small start-ups to corporate businessmen and women seeking a well-equipped temporary workspace.  The Hub will also meet the needs of Croydon businesses seeking ‘move-on’ space for four-plus staff which is friendly, affordable and flexible. With all the benefits of open-plan, co-working combined with dedicated ‘hubs’ for companies with two to eight staff needing office accommodation, it can be quickly and cost-effectively flexed to meet each company’s needs as they grow.

Nicola Crichton