Get involved in business fair to boost town
Business brains are calling all residents and shoppers to get involved in this year’s retail fair to help promote the town.
The annual business event will this year see 50 stall holders coming together to promote Kenilworth and show off what they have to offer.
Preparations for the one day event, which will be held at the Holiday Inn from 10am to 3pm on March 13, are now well underway.
And to make it the biggest and best even to date, organisers want shoppers, parents, teenagers and the whole town to come along and take part.
Organisers, the Chamber of Trade are even turning to the town youngsters to take the reins and take part in a Young Entrepreneur’s Roadshow on the day.
So far, 40 pupils from Kenilworth School are now signed up to chat with business owners and hear first hand what it will take to get started with their ideas.
Sponsored by the University of Warwick, the lunchtime event will include a panel of experts which the teenagers can grill and get vital advice about their career options for the future.
A spokesperson for the Chamber said they were delighted with how things were progressing so far and that the event has come a long way in its seven year history.
Setting itself up as the Kenilworth Business Exhibition seven years ago, the exhibition has since been renamed and become more and more successful each time around, now bringing over 500 visitors through the doors.
And this year organisers are hoping to get the community as involved as possible and promote local produce and give shoppers chance to meet business people ranging from cake makers, hotels, accountants and solicitors.
A spokespersons aid: “This is as a great opportunity for the town’s businesses to showcase their products and services to local residents, as well as for businesses from outside the town who visit on the day.
“We also want people to support the idea of ‘shop local and spend where you live’ and help the independent shops in the town centre.
“Kenilworth bucks the trend with increasing footfall in its town centre and a lot of that is to do with our range of independent shops.
“They need the support of the community, because if you don’t support them, then they will have to close.”
The event is free to attend and all visitors will be in with the chance of winning £250 cash in a free prize draw.
To find out more, visit www.kenilworthchamber.co.uk or pop along on the day to chat to organisers or sponsors.
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