The event was the biggest of its kind in Leighton Buzzard. With 64 stands representing a diverse selection of local businesses, visitors flocked to see the skills and expertise on offer and to take the opportunity to network.
Author Tony Drury, who was among the exhibitors, said: “We came to meet the business people of Leighton Buzzard – and we did so beyond all of our expectations.”
The event proved beneficial to job seekers and employers too. “I thought the event had a very positive vibe and I for one thoroughly enjoyed my time there,” said Steve Perry from Jobcentre Plus.
“This was our third Business fair and by far the busiest and buzziest,” said Bob Chandler, chair of organisers the LB Connect networking group. “We have received many positive comments from exhibitors and visitors alike.”
The Business Fair also collected £200, which will go into the pot for Leighton Buzzard-based children’s charity Kids Out, LB Connect’s charityof the year for 2013.
Businesses represented covered industries ranging from vehicle supplies to double glazing, marketing, pest control, life planning and ice cream.
Special guests included South West Bedfordshire MP Andrew Selous and representatives from Leighton Linslade Town Council, Central Bedfordshire Council, Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses.
Lead sponsor for the LB Connect Business Fair was town-based law firm Osborne Morris and Morgan. Other sponsors included chartered accountants Clark Howes Group and data destruction specialist Reisswolf.