The excitement is growing for one of the most keenly-anticipated events on the business calendar.

The Cornwall Business Show will be held at the Royal Cornwall Events Centre, Wadebridge, on Thursday March 12.

“Despite recent uncertainty within the business sector we are pleased to see the local business community pulling together to make the most of every opportunity,” said show MD, Andrew Weaver.

“With more than 100 companies already booked onto the event we hope that this will encourage other businesses who are considering taking a stand and give them a boost in confidence, particularly those who want to expand their networks and their horizons.”

Weaver added: “To get so many people from the Cornish and wider regional business community under one roof on one day represents a remarkable opportunity for networking. There’s nothing else of this scale, and certainly not at this time of year.”

This year, up to 140 stands are available. This has increased every year since the very first Cornwall Business Show was held at Kingsley Village in 2012.

A wide range of businesses from different sectors have booked for this year’s show – from motor dealers to IT firms, from education to telecoms, wealth management, bookkeeping and accountancy, to printing and marketing merchandise, creative agencies – and many more.

The show will be an ideal opportunity for businesses hoping to explore the business support options available to them. And with uncertainty over international markets and how that might affect the national picture, making the most of the local economy is more important than ever.

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Hub and Skills Hub has taken on the headline sponsorship of the event this year. Stu Anderson, operations director of the Growth and Skills Hubs, said: “Our team are looking forward to meeting the hundreds of people that come along to the show to talk to them about how taking a bit of time out from their business can really help them to see the big picture and where they can get help to grow.”

Those who would like to know more about the show can request an information pack via the website, at Visitor registration for free entry is now open.

A programme of seminars throughout the day will be announced closer to the time.

Cornwall Business Show, on Thursday March 12, 2020, is sponsored by Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth and Skills Hub. Its media partners are Business Cornwall Magazine. The event is also supported by JH Audio Visual.