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Devon Life Business & Professional - DEVON BUSINESS EVENT EXPECTS TO FLY!

PUBLISHED: 16:23 24 September 2012 | UPDATED: 21:55 20 February 2013

Members of Thebestof Exeter with the Devon Air ambulance

Members of Thebestof Exeter with the Devon Air ambulance

Thebestof Exeter launches its first business exhibition at Exeter Race Course which is looking to attract 100 exhibitors and up to 500 visitors in aid of Devon Air Ambulance Trust on September 27th 'during National Air Ambulance Week'

DEVON BUSINESS EVENTEXPECTS TO FLY!


Thebestof Exeter launches its first business exhibition at Exeter Race Course which is looking to attract 100 exhibitors and up to 500 visitors in aid of Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) on September 27th during National Air Ambulance Week

The exhibition is a real must for business owners and managers in the Devon area and highly respected business leader Tim Jones FRICS Chair of the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) will give the opening address. In addition there will be seminars presented by keynote speakers and a business advice centre with free 1:1 business clinics. ooos worth of business prizes will be generously donated by the exhibitors for the charity prize draw in aid of DAAT in line with the key message of Business working with the community.

Tim Jones FRICS, Chairman - Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership says: I am delighted to be invited to be part of this new and exciting business exhibition which is supporting a very worthy Devon charity. Businesses across the County have a lot to offer and this is a great way of flying the flag and raising the profile for local companies. It also promotes the fact in the South West, we are bucking the trend by not just surviving but thriving in the current economic climate.

Entry to the event is free by pre-registration and anyone turning up on the day without booking will be charged 10 with all proceeds to the charity.

Linda Bennett Managing Director of thebestof Exeter says: With our experience and extensive contact database, thebestof Exeter has a strong understanding of the importance of raising the company profile of local businesses. It was a natural step, therefore, to launch an exciting business EXPO to bring together the wealth of local businesses and services provided in Exeter and across the county as a whole. In line with our business gives back ethos we are delighted to have our designated charity, DAAT on board and to date exhibitors have on average generously donated prizes worth around 500 for the charity prize draw. This falls in line with the key message of Business working with the communitywhich ties in with our corporate social responsibility culture and business working with the community message.

Each year it costs around 4.5m to keep the Devon Air Ambulance service airborne with every penny coming from donations and fundraising by the community and businesses. National Air Ambulance Week is 24th 30th September which has an emphasis on raising awareness of the services in addition to raising funds.

Caroline Creer Fundraising Director DAAT says: We are delighted to be selected as thebestof Exeters charity for this new business EXPO and its all the more poignant as it falls within National Air Ambulance week. It will not only raise much needed funds so that we can continue to keep the service going, it will also significantly help to raise our profile in the local business community as corporate support and sponsorship is very important to our survival.

Business Gives Back EXPO takes place on Thursday the 27th September @ 9.30am to 16.30 at Exeter Racecourse, with proceeds donated to designated charity Devon Air Ambulance Trust.

For more information visit:

www.bgbexpo.co.uk

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