Exhibition got right down to business

The business exhibition at Falkirk Town Hall attracted a wide range of companies.
The business exhibition at Falkirk Town Hall attracted a wide range of companies.

Company bosses and entrepreneurs picked up tips from the experts at the fifth annual Falkirk Business Exhibition.

Over 450 delegates and exhibitors attended Central Scotland’s biggest networking event of the year arranged by Falkirk for Business in the town hall last Friday.

A wide range of seminars were held during the day to inspire and motivate employers who also took the chance to showcase their products and services, raise their profile and generate new business.

Michelle McKearnon of Falkirk for Business said: “The event provided a cost-effective opportunty for companies to promote themselves. We worked very hard on the seminar programme to ensure we had high calibre speakers offering advice relevant to the business community and the initial feedback has been very positive.

“We’re delighted that despite the difficult economic times the exhibition continues to be so well supported. Exhibitor involvement was up by 16 per cent on last year and attendance up by five per cent and we are already looking forward to building on that at Exibition 2013.”

The day was also a learning experience for catering students from Forth Valley College who provided guests and visitors with hot meals. The on-going fundraising effort being tackled by Falkirk for Business staff in aid of Cancer Research also received a boost thanks to the Tapside Coffee Company from Bo’ness who decided not to charge for hot drinks and asked for donations instead with the result £93 was raised for the good cause.