We'll be at the New Forest Show - Helping your business grow
Do you run a local business or are you thinking of doing so? Come and see us at the show and meet one of our experts, enjoy our business drop-in zone, and get free business advice to help your business grow. At this year's New Forest Show, the District Council will be demonstrating how it is 'Helping Local Business Grow''. Through a range of engaging and interactive exhibits visitors will have the chance to take advantage of the following attractions.
Block 24 stand 213
Free and impartial business advice:
On each of the days of the show we will make available specialist business advice. Whether you're considering a start-up or wish to expand and grow your existing business, there'll be help on hand for you. We'll also be offering free advice on looking after your social media and/or online presence. See our timetable for further details
Meet the experts:
Between 10am - 2pm each day, you'll have the opportunity to ask questions to service experts from our planning, business rates, and purchasing departments. So if you have any queries relating to your business, please drop by.
Business drop-in zone:
A space to network and engage with other local businesses in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Take the weight of your feet, enjoy our refreshments, charge your phone and most importantly make new business connections. Click here to download your voucher for a free drink. Simply print off, complete your details and bring it with you on the day.
Business profile photos taken for free:
Does your LinkedIn profile show represent you positively? If you need a professional business photo taken, stop by and take advantage of our exclusive free offer. Your photo will be sent directly to you allowing you to upload it yourself.
Brand New Forest - BOGOF:
The Brand New Forest Card already offers huge savings on a range of over 300 businesses across the district. During the three days of the show, you can cut the cost of your summer with our special buy one, get one free offer. Just call into the marquee to take advantage.
Have your initial welded onto your very own badge:
We'll be joined on our stand by New Forest Metalwork who'll give you the opportunity to have your initial welded onto a personalised momento which you can take home with you. Watch it being welded in front of your eyes.
Play games; win prizes!
We'll have a series of interactive games and contests on the stand giving you the chance to win special prizes including one grand prize! Keep an eye out for further details
Ask the experts
10am - 2pm
Business rates, planning, doing business with us
Business advice clinics
10am - 1pm Business advice
1pm - 4pm Social media / online
Business profile photos
11am - 2pm
Have your professional business profile photo taken free of charge and improve your LinkedIn profile
12noon - 3pm Wednesday
Launch of the Brand New Forest Broadband Toolkit and a chance to meet members of the Hyde Community Projects group who are delivering their own private broadband scheme