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Expo partnership a big success

More than 300 visitors attended and built new relationships with 50 Lancashire exhibitors at the third lovelocalexpo on 26 April at Impact Conferencing in Burnley.

The annual event is organised by FSB Member Rachel Kay of lovelocalnetworking. The event was officially opened by the Mayor of Burnley, Councillor Jeff Sumner and Paul Foster of the FSB, Event Partners of lovelocalexpo.

Many FSB members were in attendance throughout the day, meeting a wide variety of businesses from all across Lancashire and getting free business advice from the FSB and Boost Lancashire.

There was a real buzz in the auditorium and a very noisy lunchtime speed networking was fast and furious with many excellent connections being made in a relatively short space of time. The expert seminars on Cyber Security, Digital Marketing, Writing Business Copy and Hiring & Firing, introduced by the FSB went down a storm too.

Paul Foster, FSB Development Manager said:  “The event had been well publicised and the numbers through the door were really encouraging.  Having a day of business to business opportunities, structured networking and guest speakers proved to be an excellent mix and some attendees who had only intended to drop in ended up staying for the whole day.  We suggest businesses should get the date for next year in their diaries now as it should once again provide a lot of value.”

John Gillmore of BBC Radio Lancashire broadcast from the event all afternoon, interviewing visitors and exhibitors alike. The on-site café meant that visitors could spend the day at lovelocalexpo which many did. Visit lovelocalnetworking’s Facebook page to see more photos from the day.

Due to the amount of enquiries regarding next year’s event there is already a date set, 25 April 2018. Visit for more information.