The 2014 Falkirk Business Exhibition was a huge success, bigger and better than ever before.
With 20 per cent more firms and organisations displaying at Falkirk Town Hall last Friday than in 2013, the 300-plus delegates who went along got even more opportunities to improve business links.
Many of those who came to the event, which was run by Falkirk Council’s growth and investment unit, also took part in the host of free seminars on topics such as social media and employment law.
A guest of honour was the Japanese Consul General, Hajime Kitaoka, who attended with Falkirk’s Provost Pat Reid.
He was visiting Falkirk to discover what the area has to offer and attended the exhibition to meet local businesses and find out about the Falkirk economy.
Mr Kitaoka later toured the Helix Park and visited the Kelpies.
Attendees were able to talk to local firms and find out more about the latest business and industrial developments taking place across the area, including the services available from Business Gateway Falkirk and Falkirk Council, as well as how to access funding and support.
Councillor Dennis Goldie, Falkirk Council’s spokesperson on economic development, said: “This year we were really pleased to see an increase in the number of exhibitors, many of whom took part in the relevant and well-received seminar programme.
“The popularity and positive responses to the event reflected the findings of our recent Business Panel Update which suggested an increased business confidence in the Falkirk area.
“We were also delighted to welcome the Japanese Consul General as a special guest, which helps the area to cement important international relationships for the future.”