Business event claims success

MORE than 170 businesses exhibited and attended Exmouth s spring business event held at Devon Cliffs.

MORE than 170 businesses exhibited and attended Exmouth's spring business event held at Devon Cliffs. The event, planned and delivered by local businesses and business groups, was the first of its kind for the town and has been firmly branded a "success" by both organisers and delegates. The aims of the day were simple: to improve business-to-business working; to provide direct access to business support organisations and to raise awareness about the diversity of just what's happening within the business community.Devon Cliffs hosted the event on Tuesday, March 17, and provided the buffet lunch, also laying on a dedicated team on the day to help it run smoothly. Paul Adkins, site director said: "The day was important to us because we want to ensure our guests get the most from visiting our park and the town. We would like to work more closely with local businesses to make that experience so good, people will want to keep on coming back"A range of guest speakers presented throughout the afternoon including Kevin Butler from the Bank of England, Jeremy Filmer-Bennett, Devon and Cornwall Business Council, Alistair Mumford, Global Action Plan, Paul Stevenson Wall to Wall Marketing, Nigel Wilkinson, WNW Design, Liz Oram, Business Link and Howard Rawlings, Operations Director from Devon Cliffs. Nigel Wilkinson, co-organiser, said "We are really pleased with the support for today. We already knew that awareness of the event was high, but it's great to see so many businesses here on the day. I think we have something that will become an annual event, and hope we can improve it for next time by continuing to expand on the idea that it is for all businesses within the town, large or small.