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Better Business Show 2017
What a day!!


Thank you to all those exhibitors and visitors that came to the Better Business show on the 2nd February. We hope you all agree it was a great day. The success of this show is also down to the proactive business community in Worthing and Adur.

We would also like to thank our main sponsor - Chandlers BMW and our keynote speakers, experts and volunteers  for giving up their time.

Thank you for all of your comments!

  • Just to say that last years show was really good but this years was really really great, an event to be really proud of so well done to all of you for the great organisation and hard work it took to make it such a success.
    Clive Spring, Yoohoo Creative

  • Just to say, from my point of view as a small business the show was fantastic very worthwhile, on many fronts. Not only potential new clients, but potential associates I can work with, it helped me reinforce my brand to old clients and business people I meet from time to time. It was so well advertised too, radio, newspapers, banners and emails.  So much hard work paid off in my mind!  You all deserve a well earn break! THANK YOU!
    Martin Bloomfield, Bloomfield Digital
  • I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and Tina for a fantastic day yesterday. Such a buzz, such a warm and friendly atmosphere. Better Business was brilliant! I make some great contacts too. It must have been a lot of work to put on such a great event with such fabulous speakers and workshops. So thank you again for all your hard work.
    Tamsen, Tamsen Harward
  • I must take my hat off to you all. Splendid organisation. Today appeared to go seamlessly & I really don’t know how you crack it. Anyways, thanks for your support. We did good.
    Kerry Kyriacou ILM, Business Navigator
  • Hopefully you can put your feet up over the weekend after a very successful event. We talked to lots of people. Well done.
    Peter Davies, Shoreham Port
  • I just wanted to drop you a quick line to let you know how much we enjoyed exhibiting at the Better Business Show yesterday. We thought the show was extremely well organised and we really appreciate all the hard work and effort put into making the event such a success.  Looking forward to 2018!!
    Nicky Dumbleton, Exhibitions & Events Co-Ordinator, ETI

Better Business Show

Thursday 2nd February 2017 Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road,
Worthing BN11 1HQ 

FREE PARKING at Teville Gate Multi Storey Car Park
download parking voucher here

This event is a ‘must’ in the 2017 business calendar for ALL businesses
in Worthing & Adur, both large and small


  • B2B Exhibition – with over 90 stands, meet, network and introduce your business
  • Support  – FREE Business Support for start up and growing businesses including information about grants and finance
  • Growth – Opportunities to meet buying teams from Adur & Worthing Council and some of our areas larger companies 
  • Advice – This year’s Expert Zone will feature drop in sessions on finance, legal, branding, PR and more
  • Connect – Network over a light lunch, a place to meet and mingle at the Sussex Food Court
  • Promote – Meet, network and share experiences at the B2B Exhibition with both new and established businesses
  • Inspire This year’s keynote speakers are a truly inspirational trio with a Gillian Fielding a secret Millionaire, Shaa Wasmund award winning businesswoman now MBE and Darren Gearing an international deluxe hotelier from TV show ‘Hotel in the Clouds’
  • Google Digital Garage top tips on how to make your business more visible online with two exciting workshops from Google

Show Schedule - click here to book for your workshops

Show Schedule - click here to register 

 We recommend that you arrive in plenty of time as places are limited

10.45am Google – Tell Your Story online
The first step towards making the most of the internet is to show off the best of your business online. Make your website shine, on computers and mobile devices, develop rich content, and learn about the importance of measuring success with analytics.
11.45am Keynote Speaker –Shaa Wasmund
Shaa Wasmund
award winning businesswoman now MBE will be sharing how she's had her most successful and happiest 2 years in business yet including how to make money from the skills, expertise and knowledge that you already have, growing your lists with zero marketing budget and much more.
1.15pm Google – Reach New Customers Online. Take the next step and make your business more visible online so that new customers can find you. Understand the cornerstones of digital marketing, and learn how to use online marketing tools to reach prospective customers.
2.15pm Keynote Speaker – Darren Gearing
Darren Gearing an international deluxe hotelier from TV show ‘Hotel in the Clouds’ will be sharing his time spent working for a Asian group out of Hong Kong, then relocating back to the UK and opening the Hotel at the Shard. How did the transition process work changing from working in a corporate environment to now working for ones self.
3.15pm Keynote Speaker – Gill Fielding
Gill FieldingPatron of Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce and Channel 4's Secret Millionaire. Gill will talk about businesses needing to adapt in relationship to the changes in the local demographics along with the impacts of brexit and the current economic climate.

The Expert Zone will run every half  hour and will be in Zone 3 on the stage.
The Experts will share their tips for 15 minutes with Q&A afterwards
These are
drop in sessions only and not bookable

 10.30am ‘Start Up’s’ Session with Enterprise First

Enterprise First help support small businesses in the early years of trading providing advice, training, and access to finance through Virgin Start Up Loans and mentoring. We deliver the government funded, “Start & Grow” programme.


Be Grant Ready with Business Navigator Team 

Amanda will talk about the forthcoming Business Growth Grant & LEADER grant, currently open. She’ll impart some valuable tips on how to apply, and what to consider to win grant funding.


Jenny Lynden – Creating a Healthy & Happy Workplace

How to promote productivity and a happy and healthy workplace for people with trades backgrounds, management experience, senior leaders and entrepreneurs via a webinar programme.


Crowd Funding with Tony Hedger, A&T Business Associates

Peer to Peer and Crowdfunding are fast becoming the most popular way to finance a business. How do they work, what are the advantages and disadvantages, of using them both as a business and an individual.


Social Media with Kelly O’Haire, Ask for the Moon

Kelly has over 10 years experience working in social media and digital. She will be discussing the top trends for social media in 2017 and offering some practical tips that you can take away and actually use in practise.


Legal Entity with Business Navigator Team

Kerry will deliver this seminar with Ryan Davies. They’ll talk about the types of legal status you can choose. whilst outlining some of the pros & cons for each of the more popular legal entities.


Marketing with Sheryl Tipton, Tipton Marketing 

How do you plan your 2017 marketing so that you reach your target audience, stay ahead of your competition and know where and how to promote yourself? Come and find out more!


Adur & Worthing Council Procurement Team 

The Procurement team will talk about registering for and accessing the contracts finder and tenders on the council website, the procurement process, tendering tips and compliance


SEO with Shake it Up Creative 

Learn about the core elements of Local SEO; being seen within ‘nearby’ results, what to do if you work from home and how local SEO links with your customer service plan.

 3.00pm Websites - Ant Tyler, Adur Design

Ant is a professional web designer and will take you through a journey of the modern business website covering the latest technologies and top tips including your audience, user experience, navigation and mobile responsive designs.

Keynote Speakers  read more here ....

Gillian Fielding

Chamber Patron, financial entrepreneur and Secret Millionaire will talk about how she started from humble roots in London's East End

Darren Gearing
An international deluxe hotelier working for the Shangri-La hotel at the Shard and featuring in the TV show 'A Hotel in the Clouds' Darren now has entrepreneurial interests locally including the Beach House and Corner House pubs

Shaa Wasmund
Recently named as one of the top 20 most influential Entrepreneurs in the UK and currently runs several businesses which were all profitable from day one

An opportunity to showcase YOUR company  

Last year’s show was a huge success with 90 exhibitors, over 500 visitors, guest speakers including our Patron, Channel 4 Secret Millionaire, Gillian Fielding.

  • Don't miss out make sure you are part of this exciting event
  • Showcase YOUR business
  • Network with the best organisations locally
  • Get involved
  • Get noticed

Stands now FULL
Please email to be on the cancellation list

Be part of the exhibition

  Stand Options - To book your stand CLICK HERE

Option A - 2 Metre Stand:

2 Metre Stand - £149.00

  • Table - no extra charge
  • Electric - no extra charge

Option B - 3 Metre Stand:

2m Stand - £189.00

  • Table - no extra charge
  • Electricity - no extra charge

Option C - Small 1m pop up with table:

1 Metre Pop Up - £99.00
  • Table - no extra charge
  • No chair available

Option D - Pop Up Banner only on Stage - £25.00

Online Registration Now closed for the Better Business Show. Please register on arrival

No upcoming events

Exhibitor List

5 Rings Telecom
Active IT
Adur & Worthing Council
Adur & Worthing Business Partnership
Albion in the Community

Ardington Hotel
Ask for the Moon
Avantguard Security
Barebones Communications

Bennett Griffin
Bloomfield Digital

Business First Network
Business Navigator
Carpenter Box

Chandlers BMW & MINI Worthing
Crawford Davis
Darlington Court Care Home
DeScribe Translations
Direct Leaflet Distribution Services

Empire Printworks
Energy Procurement Specialist
Enterprise Frist
Event Travel

Federation of Small Businesses
Fine Cut Group
Fine Marketing
First Payment Merchant Services
Helping You Invest
Henry House Hydrotherapy

Here & Now Magazine
Hillingar / My Team Safe
Holidays and Homes
IEP Financial

Invader Security

Kreston Reeves

Micawber Lettings Ltd
Mocha Furniture

Momentum Business Support
Monk Marketing
More Radio
Nsure Chartered Insurance Brokers
Nevalee Business Solutions
Northbrook College
the Printers
Pixel by Pixel
Business Magazine
Rabbit Group
Rock IT recycling

Shoreham Port
Southern Pavilion
Sphere Business Centre

Spicer International
Sussex Business Times
Sussex Performance Centre
Sussex Transport
The Colour Ministry
The County Group
Toast Promotional Products
Utility Warehouse
Vice Puddings

Warnes Projects
West Sussex Fire & Rescue
Whitehead-Ross Education and Consulting Worthing Independent Networking
Winner Plant Hire
Worthing Accommodation
Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce
Worthing and Adur Fund
Worthing Business Circle
Worthing Coaches

Worthing College
Worthing Direct Leaflet Distribution

Worthing Herald

Worthing Journal
Worthing Pier Southern Pavilion
Worthing Rugby Club
Yoohoo Creative

What did last year's exhibitors think of the show?

"there was a great buzz in the room"

"the whole thing was really very well done"

"very busy with plenty of stands, a fantastic atmosphere"

"everyone was friendly and very positive"

"met contacts I haven't seen for some time"

"some great workshops to go to ...
when I could get off my stand!"

"a nice balance of businesses and business support services"

"the opportunity to exhit and network with attendees and fellow exhibitors"

Better Business Show Supported

IT Support kindly supported
by Active Group

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