Event means business as thousands attend

Pictured at the launch of Enterprising Doncaster are Mayor Peter Davies (left) and John Whitely, Chair of Enterprising Doncaster. Picture: Shaun Flannery
Pictured at the launch of Enterprising Doncaster are Mayor Peter Davies (left) and John Whitely, Chair of Enterprising Doncaster. Picture: Shaun Flannery
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OVER 1,000 people turned out for a popular business showcase event.

The event was an opportunity for new Doncaster-based and existing businesses to come together and display their goods and services as well as find new customers and suppliers.

The show featured keynote speakers such as Jean Stewart, an experienced business advisor and qualified accountant technician, James Ashford from a borough-based business, Rocket Powered Design who has been recognised by the British Design Council as one of the most innovative designers in the UK and Simon Hartley, a sport psychologist, performance coach and author of Peak Performance Every Time.

Organisers Success Doncaster took over The Dome for its fourth showcase event as advice and information were on hand from various organisations offering business support and financial help.

Claire Bossward, Success Doncaster programme manager, said: “The Business Showcase had a real buzz to it once again and proved that despite the current tough economic climate, in Doncaster we have plenty of energetic, forward thinking businesses.

“The event provided an excellent platform to network and meet new business contacts and we hope many left with a wealth of business intelligence, new connections and some excellent new leads.”

Feedback from the event was also available on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook as well as an online survey at www.successdoncaster.co.uk

A new service called Business Doncaster was also launched which combines work from Doncaster Council and other organisations to provide a single point of contact for all new and existing businesses in the borough, making it easier to access the support they need to grow.