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Forest Enterprise Fair 2018

Showcase Forest of Dean EntrepreneursThis will be the fifth Forest Enterprise Fair run by the Forest of Dean Entrepreneurs and is the the only regular business-to-business event in the Forest of Dean, including small and start-up businesses. The Forest Enterprise Fair 2018 will be on Wednesday, 18th April from 10.00am – 4.00pm.

This year we have been fortunate in gaining the use of the Conference space and additional facilities at Vantage Point Business Village, Mitcheldean. This is also the site of the new Tier 2 Growth Hub coming to the Forest of Dean later this year. As well as opportunities for promoting your business and gathering a range of technical advice, we will be running three seminars at this FREE event.

The three seminars are free to attend and cover the following subjects:

10.00 am   10 Steps to Social Media Success – Luan Wise

12.30 pm   Start and Grow Enterprise – Louisa Clark

2.30 pm   Marketing Made Simple – ALS Marketing

With more than 20 stands local businesses and project sponsors will be offering a range of services and advice. There will be space to sit and enjoy refreshments from the Viewpoint Restaurant and network with other businesses.

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The organising group for this event includes:

Sam Holliday, Federation of Small Businesses

Clare Vertigen, South West Apprenticeship Company

Rebecca Kent, Vantage Point Business Village

Andrew Maliphant, The Community Works

Kathy Probert, Project Co-ordinator


The eight sponsors of the Forest of Dean Enterprise Fair 2018 are:

Tayntons Solicitors Provider of a wide range of legal services for individuals and businesses.

Aimed Business Whatever the stage of a business, Aimed Business can help through business coaching or marketing and strategic consultancy.

South West Apprenticeship Company Gloucestershire We’re apprentice recruitment and employment specialists, managing every aspect of the apprenticeship; offering impartial advice , matching roles to apprenticeships and local providers.

Fresh Management Solutions Fresh is a Forest-based business consultancy providing practical advice and learning to help you succeed.

Lansdown Insurance Brokers  

Lansdown have been established in Cheltenham for over 50 years and our locally based staff are able to help you with all of your Business or Personal Insurance needs.

GFirst LEP  

The Local Enterprise Partnership for Gloucestershire. It’s our mission to make Gloucestershire great by driving sustainable economic growth thoughout the county.

Federation of Small Business FSB is the UK’s biggest business representation group offering unrivalled benefits to all our members and lobbying on their behalf.

Bridge Care Consultancy Bridge Care is a group of healthcare instructors who teach HSE approved first aid to improve outcomes for patients.

The following organisations will have stands at the Enterprise Fair:

Name Business Type Website
Forest of Dean Entrepreneurs Local business support and advice
South West Apprenticeship Company Apprentice recruitment and employment specialists
Federation of Small Businesses Business Association
Tayntons Solicitors
Growth Hub/Vantage Point Business Space
University of Gloucestershire (Sage / GAINS / GRIP) Business Growth projects
University of Gloucestershire Showcasing Apprenticeships
GFirst LEP Local Enterprise Partnership
MF Freemans Ltd Residential & Commercial Property Development
Lansdown Insurance Business & Personal insurance
Bridgecare Consultancy First Aid & Medical Training
Aimed Business Coaching and Marketing Consultancy
Gloucestershire College Tertiary Education College
Forest Voluntary Action Forum Volunteer Centre for the Forest of Dean
Forest Easy Read Deal Free service for improving reading
Millhall Consultants Accountants
Gwyn James Solicitors
Wildin & Co Accountants
K F Systems Sage Accounting Software
The Wilderness Centre Team Building/ Outdoor Activities
The Local Answer Locol Magazine
Forest Economic Partnership Local Economic Partnership

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