Doncaster Showcase set to return

Visitors attending a previous Doncaster Busienss Showcase.
Visitors attending a previous Doncaster Busienss Showcase.

More than 1000 businesses and individuals will come together to do business at a major networking event in Doncaster.

The Doncaster Business Showcase is returning to Doncaster Racecourse on Thursday, February 25, from 10am to 4pm.

More than 200 exhibitors are expected to be present along with around 1000 visitors from the business community.

The one-day business forum is organised by Business Doncaster and provides an opportunity for businesses and individuals to get together, network and receive free expert help and advice from a range of business advisors. Businesses from across the Sheffield City Region are expected to attend and share ideas.

Doncaster mayor Ros Jones said: “The Business Doncaster Showcase highlights what Doncaster business is all about and has proven to be a fantastic success.

“The event provides an excellent platform to network and meet new business contacts.”

Councillor Bill Mordue, cabinet member for business, skills, tourism and culture, said: “The Business Showcase is a fantastic opportunity for any business to come together and show what great business talent, expertise and enthusiasm we have in Doncaster.”

The Business Showcase first launched in 2008 and has increased in both exhibitor and visitor numbers every year.

It is free entry and for more information about registering your business to exhibit call 01302 735555.

The showcase is part of a month long series of events in February to help celebrate the third annual Doncaster Business Month.

There are more than 30 different events planned across the town aimed at giving firms the opportunity to raise their profile in the region, share ideas and make new contacts.

One of the most prominent events set to return is the Doncaster Economic Forum on February 16.

The venue is yet to be confirmed but representatives from businesses from across the Sheffield City Region.

Doncaster Business Month will also be used to promote major business and infrastructure projects, which are set to launch in the town over the coming weeks.

These include the opening of the transformational £58m Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme link road from Junction 3 of the M18 to Rossington and Robin Hood Airport. This development will bring forward the creation of 1,200 homes at the former Rossington Colliery site and 5,500 jobs at the newly created iPort.

This will also precede the new routes from the airport to destinations such as Amsterdam, Berlin and Paris from March 16.

The business community will also discuss the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race visit to Doncaster on Saturday, April 30. For more information on the events planned visit www.businessdoncaster.com