Town means business with major show

Aylesbury Business Show 2013 at The Gateway, pictured is organiser Steph Czaplinska
Aylesbury Business Show 2013 at The Gateway, pictured is organiser Steph Czaplinska

The inaugural Aylesbury Business Show at The Gateway today (Tuesday) has been hailed as a ‘great success’ for the town.

The show is the first business to business exhibition in the Vale and it gave more than 50 small and medium-sized companies the opportunity to strengthen their brands and network with fellow businesses.

The show featured a programme of seminars which included introductions to sales training and customer services for small businesses.

Around 400-500 people attended the event which was organised by Wilde Events in association with Aylesbury Vale District Council.

Steph Czaplinska,one of the show’s organisers, said: “This event was a great chance to bring businesses together and encourage them to trade with each other and make contacts.

“We have had a great response to this year’s first event and some businesses who missed out this time have already signed up for 2014.”

The Bucks Herald also had a presence at the show.

The paper’s display manager Kelly Williams said: “We are here as a sponsor working with Red Gecko, one of the organisers parent companies.

“This has been a great opportunity to network and there has been a really good vibe and atmosphere around the show.”

One of the companies exhibiting was Sivatech Business Solutions, based on Gatehouse Close, which provide room hire and training such as first aid and fire safety for companies.

Katie Colson, training and room hire co-ordinator at Sivatech, said: “There has been a good variety of local businesses here and it has been a brilliant atmosphere.

“We intend to come back next year.”