UK Small Business Events and Exhibitions Calendar

With the aim of bringing our readers an extensive business events, exhibitions and trade fairs diary, Small Business will be continually updating this page as new events come onto our radar. If you notice any business shows we have missed, or would like to feature your event on our list, please get in touch with Anna Jordan on [email protected]

Event month:

2023 – January | February | March | April | May | September | October | November

January 2023

Event: Scotland’s Trade Fair
Date: 22-24 January 2023
Location: SEC Glasgow, G3 8YW
Brief: This event also includes the Scotland’s Speciality Food Show. Featuring over 500 companies exhibiting thousands of products to retail buyers looking to source inspirational products for the new season. The two co-located shows offer the very best home accessories, giftware, fashion, jewellery, accessories and speciality food and drink from Scottish suppliers.

February 2023

Event: Love Business EXPO
Date: 23 February 2023
Location: Holywell Park Conference Centre, Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park, Loughborough, LE11 3GR
Brief: A business to business networking exhibition. It brings business and personal development opportunities together. Targeted at business owners, managers and those thinking of starting a business.

March 2023

Event: Bournemouth Business Expo
Date: 8 March 2023
Location: Vitality Stadium, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH7 7BT
Brief: A free-to-attend expo and networking business show, exhibitors from across Dorset. Free seminars and workshops with leading keynote and business speakers as well as a speed networking session.

Event: South West Business Expo
Date: 16 March 2023
Location: The Westpoint Arena, Exeter, EX5 1DJ
Brief: This will be the 9th SWB Expo bringing businesses to together from across the South West to enable them to do business with each other and to help the SW region grow and prosper. It’s free to attend and features over 200 businesses exhibiting plus side events and speakers.

Event: Teesside Expo
Date: 23 March 2023
Location: The Grand Marquee at Wynyard Hall, Stockton-on-Tees, Billingham TS22 5SH
Brief: An exhibition of a wide range of local organisations plus seminars and workshops on key business topics. The focus is on business networking and connecting visitors with new opportunities and clients.

Event: Liverpool Business Fair
Date: 28 March 2023
Location: Liverpool FC, L4 0TH
Brief: A business to business exhibition showcasing around 60-70 exhibitors and also hosting a business support day with plenty of interesting business seminars. This will be the 21st business edition which was first hosted in 2002 at Liverpool Town Hall.

April 2023

Event: SME XPO
Date: 25-26 April 2023
Location: ExCeL London, E16 1XL
Brief: SME XPO intends to “create the roadmap, inspiration and connections SME leaders need to navigate today’s shifting and unfamiliar landscape.” Features of the show include: 6 keynote speeches, 100+ expert speakers, 40 expert-led roundtables, networking opportunities with 4,000 SME founders and owners and 100+ best in class suppliers, and 100+ hours of free peer-to-peer learning classes.

Event: lovelocalexpo
Date: 26 April 2023
Location: Impact Conferencing, 30 Sycamore Ave, Burnley, BB12 6QP
Brief: An annual exhibition of businesses from all sectors and corners of Lancashire attracting visitors from across the north-west. Meet new clients, suppliers and collaborators and attend expert seminars. Access experts in business support, funding, grants, scaling and growth. Free to visit.

May 2023

Event: Anglia Business Exhibition
Date: 10 May 2023
Location: Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, IP3 8UH
Brief: Originally started 27 years ago as the ISSBA Trade Fair, this is a small B2B exhibition to showcase local businesses, innovation and entrepreneurs and to be a platform to sell, trade and grow the local business community.

Event: Chester Business Show
Date: 17 May 2023
Location: Crowne Plaza, Trinity Street, Chester CH1 2BD
Brief: A live face to face business event for the Chester and North Wales region. Attendance tickets are free with pre-registration and you can participate in the Networking Sessions and seminars.

Event: Swindon Business Expo
Date: 18 May 2023
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Swindon SN5 8UZ
Brief: A free-to-attend business expo and networking event for ambitious businesses who are looking to grow and prosper. Features include: Dedicated networking zones, Speed networking sessions, Free attendance for keynote speakers and seminars.

September 2023

Event: Wirral and Chester Business Fair
Date: 20 September 2023
Location: New Brighton Floral Pavilion, Wallasey CH45 2JS
Brief: Now in its 18th year, this business to business exhibition attracts 40-50 exhibitors and hundreds of business visitors. It is also a business support day with plenty of seminars and opportunities to network and obtain business advice from a variety of experts and professional bodies.

October 2023

Event: The Hampshire Business Show
Date: 19 October 2023
Location: Ageas Bowl, Southampton, SO30 3XH
Brief: A B2B networking event for small, medium and large enterprises to connect, do business and collaborate. #HBS22 will feature industry-leading speakers, seminars, and a Meet Me Zone.

November 2023

Event: Halton and Warrington Business Fair
Date: 9 November 2023
Location: DCBL Stadium, Widnes WA8 7DZ
Brief: A friendly and lively annual B2B event that regularly attracts around 40 exhibitors and hundreds of visitors from the local area and beyond.

Event: AccountingWEB Live Expo
Date: 15-16 November 2023
Location: Birmingham NEC, B40 1NT
Brief: An event that brings accountants and finance professionals together to meet, share experiences and gain direct access to unique content and practical advice to help navigate challenges and improve business.

Event: The Business Show
Date: 22-23 November 2023
Location: ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Docks, London, E16 1XL
Brief: One of the biggest shows/exhibitions in the business networking calendar with around 750 exhibitors and 200 seminars. The event runs alongside the Business Startup show and has previously attracted around 25,000 visitors over its two days.

Event: Sales Innovation Expo 2023
Date: 29-30 November 2023
Location: ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Docks, London, E16 1XL
Brief: “Welcome to Europe’s leading sales event, the only show of its kind to provide thousands of the most proactive sales professionals, with the tips, tricks and techniques they need to transform themselves, and their companies, into the biggest names within the world of sales.”

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