The Menta Trade Fair launched the 10-day West Suffolk Business Festival on Tuesday 3 October featuring companies from new startups to Google. The event reported a record-breaking sale with 600 pre booked tickets.
Leanne Castle business development and marketing manager for Menta commented: This year we have seen an unprecedented level of advanced tickets sales, we have seen interest from across business sectors.”
The exhibition featured more than 100 companies taking stands in The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, in Suffolk.
“On some events, like the Google Garage, we’ve had to turn people away,” Alex Till, chief executive of Suffolk’s enterprise agency Menta, told the Bury Free Press.
Till added: “When you’ve got people like Google coming to you asking if they can do a presentation because they’ve heard how successful it is, that’s an accolade.”
One of the first speakers of the day was jeweller Alex Monroe, who has a London showroom but plugs the fact her is a Suffolk boy born in Woodbridge.
MENTA is a not-for-profit company and Suffolk’s enterprise agency, not a membership organisation. The company provides business advice, masterclasses, seminars and networking opportunities for new, emerging and established businesses and those considering self-employment.
West Suffolk Business Festival is deemed the UK’s eastern region leading business event and comprises first class collection of events for anyone in business.
The 10-day event closes on 13 October with the Bury Free Press Business Awards. The accolade recognises a wide range of business achievements from Best Start Up to Business of the Year.