Business bandwagon rolls into town
PUBLISHED: 17:28 15 July 2010 | UPDATED: 17:32 20 February 2013
Despite the sweltering weather and sporting distractions, the third successive Let's Do Business exhibition at Eastbourne's Winter Garden did a roaring trade.
Words and pictures by Jean Clark
Despite the sweltering weather and sporting distractions, the third successive Lets Do Business exhibition at Eastbournes Winter Garden did a roaring trade. A record number of visitors arrived for the free one-day show featuring over 100 representatives from a variety of key companies throughout the south east to gain advice, support and guidance from other members of the Sussex business community.
Exhibition organiser and driving force behind Lets Do Business, Jonathan Dolding said that Even in this difficult period of instability, its important to give local businesses an opportunity to showcase their products and services in an affordable way and continue our ethos of keeping jobs, money and resources in the local economy.
Networking apart, there was plenty of time for informal social frivolity: KSV handed out free coffee, Mercedes threw out a keepy-uppy challenge and LDB sponsors, solicitors Mayo Wynne Baxter offered punters a free spin of the roulette wheel at their casino. I gambled and lost my chips but partner Barry Davis assured me their products carry fewer risks.
But when the temperature in Eastbourne reached scorchio, the star of the show was the PRG Lolly van with its very own Mr Whippy, Ian Jarvis, handing out free ices. Even Bob Lacey, former chairman of East Sussex County Council, couldnt resist taking the heat off with a strawberry Mivvi. How cool is that?
Next event: Hastings 30 September