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The BIG House EXPO was a Great Success for Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Creative and Digital Businesses

September 24th 2019

by CQ

On September 10th a wide range of entrepreneurs, start-ups and established businesses gathered at St Mary's Church in Nottingham's Creative Quarter for a day of trading, networking and idea exchange celebrating the success of The Big House business support programme.

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Meet the Buyer

Meet a Buyer was a huge success introducing businesses to buyers and suppliers.


Matt Davis doing silent Talks

A huge hit was the "silent disco" master-classes. (Matt Davies pictured)


“EXPO was a great day. I saw loads of people in four hours for 1-2-1 content strategy advice, including: a videographer, a photographer, a fashion designer, an office supply company, a theatre production company, an etsy seller and a furniture maker. I highly recommend it for anyone thinking of exhibiting next year”

Kerry Needs - Copywriter

“I went along to EXPO thinking I would showcase my work, trial a few new products, maybe get a few sales and enjoy some of the mini masterclasses but it was way more than that. I was approached by people who liked my art and needed an illustrator for books they are writing. I met potential stockists who were interested in working with me.The event was amazing and exceeded my expectations. I’ve come away with more confidence about my products and skills, opportunities I would never have dreamed of and excited about the future of my business.”

Carla Dee - Love La La Land Designs
Showcase 2

Chair of the Board - Susan Hallam


Showcase

Creative Quarter CEO - Stephen Barker


“A variety of support from The Big House has helped me to define my business goals, provided personal and professional development opportunities and given access to a huge network of like minded people.Being part of the showcase at the Expo was a highlight, reflecting on our business journeys to date and celebrating the great things that so many creative and digital businesses have achieved with tailored support from The Big House team”

Rachael Van Oudheusden - Big Old House PR
Showcase talkers

The showcase enrolees who have had support from The Big House


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