December 2020

South West Expo (Swindon) returns, virtually, on 16th December 2020

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation has developed throughout 2020, the events industry has faced an unprecedented time of risk and uncertainty.  Many organisations have postponed or simply cancelled events.

However, the team at Great British Expos have decided to move their South West Expo 2020 event online, and are running a virtual exhibition on 16th December.

Great British Expos have been working for the past 3 months on developing a virtual platform which includes a wide range of features to reflect a real exhibition environment. This includes virtual stands, interactive keynote stage, a visitor networking lounge and workshop session areas with the ability to live stream or pre-record content/Q&A sessions.

Find out more about what to expect at the expo and book your tickets

South West Expo (Swindon) returns, post COVID-19, on 1st December 2020

Great British Expos are delighted to announce that we will be running the South West Expo (Swindon) on the 1st December at The Steam Museum, Swindon, open from 9.30am to 3.00pm.

Given the guidelines set by the Government and Public Health England, we will be implementing social distancing measures at our future events to address the threat of COVID-19,  minimise physical contact and maximise the health and well-being of our attendees.

You are invited to the business expo as our VIP guest – join us on the 1st December at The Steam Museum, Great Western Hall, Swindon by confirming your complimentary ticket today.

Find out more about what to expect at the expo.

Coronavirus Contingency Plan Update 23rd March 2020

Given the guidelines set by the Government and Public Health England we have made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone the following events and move them to the autumn / winter of 2020:

  • The Midlands Expo (Birmingham) – 28th April 2020 @ Aston Villa FC to 8th December 2020.
  • The Thames Valley Expo (Ascot) – 4th June 2020 @ Ascot Racecourse to 28th October 2020.
  • The South West Expo (Swindon) – 8th July 2020 @ Steam Museum to 16th September 2020.

Coronavirus Contingency Plan GBExpos UK

The current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which began in December 2019, presents a significant challenge for the event industry.

As an organisation we are following the guidelines set by the Government and Public Health England – who are currently advising that events can still go ahead (we know this may change as the environment changes). At present we are planning on all our events taking place as scheduled, but we will be implementing some changes at our events moving forward (during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak).

The Midlands Largest Business Expo is returning to Birmingham in April 2018

Last year Great British Expo events grew dramatically with 600 exhibitors across the 6 regional Expo’s, and just under 6,000 delegates attending.This year it is Great British Expo’s 5th birthday, and in celebration, we are making The Midlands Expo Birmingham bigger and better than all our previous events. We have plenty of new features and elements that will be added.

27 Winners announced at last Month’s Business & Community Awards!

Thursday 18th January and Wednesday 31st January marked the launch of the annual South West and Thames Valley Business and Community Awards ceremonies which celebrated both region’s most ambitious, inspirational and exciting businesses, charities and individuals.

Purpol Marketing wins business of the year at the South West Business and Community Awards

The team at Purpol Marketing has been named South West Business of the Year for its growth and its commitment to helping the next generation by offering internships and work placements. The company specialises in helping SMEs win bids for business.

Jessie May scoops Best Charity accolade at first South West Community Awards

Jessie May provides medical care and respite for children in Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset and impressed judges of the Charity category which also shortlisted six other organisations in the region. Organised by Great British Expos and held at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Swindon, the awards ceremony was attended by over 250 business people and community figures in an evening of recognition and celebration.

Nest Homecare wins “New Start-up of the Year” Award at the Thames Valley Business and Community Awards

Director and Co-founder at Nest, Nikki Willcock commented, “We were absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted in this category, and to go on and win it is just incredible. Winning this award means so much because it has been judged by leading local business people. We have been operating since early 2017 and to be recognised for the focus we have on care in the community is wonderful.”

Dingley’s Promise wins Charity of the Year at the Thames Valley Business and Community Awards!

Catherine McLeod MBE noted “We were so surprised to win the award, as we have always focused on the west of Berkshire and this is the first time we have been recognised across the whole area.  We would love to increase the number of families we can reach by spreading some of Dingley’s ‘promise’ to the east of Berkshire, and this has certainly encouraged us to focus on doing that!