Former Dragon’s Den star near Burton

EAST STAFFORDSHIRE: BBC Dragon’s Den star and successful entrepreneur Rachel Elnaugh, has been named as headline speaker at Let’s Do Business on Thursday 27th June 2019, the region’s largest business exhibition jointly organised by Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce and Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce.   


Rachel Elnaugh, best known for the creation of ‘Red Letter Days’ experience brand and now Chief Executive Officer of a digital publishing and marketing platform will be revealing her personal story of resilience and determination which will resonate with business owners.


Hosted at Uttoxeter Racecourse, over the last four years Let’s Do Business has attracted hundreds of businesses from across East Staffordshire, with many companies from the area choosing to exhibit, including: Hardy Signs, Burton Albion FC, Astle Paterson and Branston Golf and Country Club.


Let’s Do Business attracts delegates from a broad range of business sectors, is free to attend for delegates and plays host to over 100 exhibitors.   Show organisers expect over 1,000 delegates to attend the business expo and are excited to offer this great opportunity to make new connections, attend speed networking and business growth seminars and ultimately do business!

Sara Williams, Chief Executive of Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, said: “Let’s Do Business fully emphasises the Chambers’ culture of connectivity, bringing together businesses from across the region in a vibrant hub of opportunity. It is always fantastic to see so many businesses engaging, building new relationships and growing their prospects.

“Staffordshire is home to thousands of thriving businesses and the county is part of the economic engine of growth for the whole of the UK. The Let’s Do Business exhibition showcases the strength of our business community and is a fundamental part of the Chambers’ mission to help businesses connect, belong and succeed.”

Commenting on their success at the expo in 2018, Nik Hardy, Managing Director of Hardy Signs and President of the Burton & District Chamber of Commerce said: “Hardy signs has exhibited at LDB for the past 4 years, and every year we have seen the exhibition go from strength to strength. The quality and prominence of the exhibitors and indeed the attendees continues to rise year on year and Hardy Signs wouldn’t miss it!

“As president of Burton and District Chamber of Commerce I would love to see more and more local business getting involved and benefitting. From making new connections that ultimately lead to more business opportunities – just as Hardy Signs have!”


Chris Plant, Director at Greater Birmingham Chambers added:

“There is no shortage of enterprise in Staffordshire but there can be a shortage of shouting about it, so full marks to everyone who is planning to exhibit or attend our exhibition.

“The whole county is home to successful, innovative and enterprising businesses and this event is all about how to grow, expand and encourage business in the county.

“Exhibition stands sold out three months prior to last year’s event and we’ve received a huge number of enquiries already.  We expect this year’s event to be even bigger and better, and we are confident of attracting over 1000 visitors!”

Let’s Do Business is jointly organised by Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce and Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce and is funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

There are a wide range of sponsorship opportunities available to businesses who want to stand out from the crowd at Let’s Do Business this year. To secure a package, business owners must contact Pam Wallis in February: 07514 522572


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