Yorkshire Business Market to celebrate 10th birthday

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THE 10th annual Yorkshire Business Market will take place in Harrogate this April, celebrating a decade of successful networking, seminars and promotion opportunities.

Organised by Harrogate Chamber of Trade and Commerce, the one-day event takes place at Pavilions of Harrogate on April 28 and welcomes hundreds of businesses from across Yorkshire.

As it celebrates its anniversary, Yorkshire Business Market will be maintaining its format which now attracts 150 exhibitors and 1,500 visitors.

Brian Dunsby, chief executive of the chamber, said: “It is fantastic to be marking 10 successful years of the Yorkshire Business Market, which we originally conceived as the Harrogate Business Market in 2005.

“Since then, the event has grown significantly, but the feedback we have received each year has been overwhelmingly positive: businesses of all shapes and sizes benefit from exhibiting with us, leading seminars or simply coming along to make new contacts and catch up with old ones.

“We will be continuing that winning formula this year and into our second decade and look forward to welcoming established and new businesses to join us in April.”

The 2013 Yorkshire Business Market was opened by Andrew Jones, MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough, who said: “If we do not celebrate business, remember business is the only source of wealth creation, we will not deal with economic conditions we face and our future is consequently bleak.

“As chambers say up and down the country, business is necessary for economic recovery, but it is also good for communities and good for individuals. It’s not as if we have nothing to celebrate.

“New products and services are visible in all the halls here and there’s a clear entrepreneurial spirit.

“Of course, businesses need to get out and reach their customers too and that’s what the Yorkshire Business Market is all about.

“Reaching customers, networking, renewing contacts, making new ones and in this market has a proven track record.”

For more information, visit www.yorkshirebusinessmarket.org