Festival-themed networking event is returning

By James Pugh | Shrewsbury | Business | Published:

A business networking event with a twist is returning for a second time.

Organisers prepare for the second ever Shropshire Bizfest

Shropshire Bizfest will be held at the Reech Community Hub at Shrewsbury Town Football Club on September 12.

The inaugural networking event was a huge success last year, accommodating over 200 attendees from over 150 Shropshire businesses at Reech Media’s offices on Shrewsbury Business Park.

Reech Media is once again working in partnership with Shropshire Festivals and Shropshire Chamber of Commerce to host the event, which offers men and women in business the chance to network in a relaxed and informal environment.

September 12 will mark the launch of a bigger and better Bizfest, entertaining over 400 attendees, 12 topical seminars, hands-on business workshops, one-to-one meetings with business experts, over 30 trade stands, live music and entertainment, street food, craft beers, cocktails and wine.

Each seminar will be 15 minutes discussing a relevant business topic, such as technology and innovation for businesses, 5G network in Shropshire, HR and employment law, and Brexit and the impact on UK businesses.

The location of the event is changing this year due to an increasing number of attendees.

Creator of Bizfest and managing director at Reech, Rob Hughes, said: “Shropshire Bizfest was a great success last year, so this year we’ve worked hard to make it even bigger and better. We’ve introduced more seminars covering a larger array of topics, one-to-one meetings with business experts and business workshops, allowing companies more opportunities to network and gain knowledge.”

Shropshire Festivals director of fun, Beth Heath, added: "I am really looking forward to Shropshire Bizfest 2019 and we have great plans to make it bigger and better than the 2018 event. Expect awesome food, drink, entertainment and seminars – accompanied by the best networking opportunities with top Shropshire businesses.”

Anyone wishing to attend 2019’s Shropshire Bizfest for a seminar, networking or both, can book free tickets at

James Pugh

By James Pugh

Shropshire Star Business and Farming Editor.


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