Newcastle eco event helps businesses tap into the green economy

A SHOW to help small businesses discover what the green economy can do for them is coming to Newcastle.

Jen Atkinson, Allison Hunter, Nicola Alexander and Suzanne Whelan

A SHOW to help small businesses discover what the green economy can do for them is coming to Newcastle.

The region’s first Big Eco Show was staged at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light in September last year and the second will be held at the Centre for Life in Newcastle on April 18.

The event showcases businesses from across the region that operate in the low carbon economy and puts the spotlight on how they can grow, thrive and build their resilience.

The one-day event, which includes an exhibition, keynote speakers, networking sessions and workshops, is organised by Daisy Green Media & Events and ClimateNE.

Nicola Alexander, from Daisy Green, said: “We’re very excited about holding the second Big Eco Show; the first one saw exhibitor stands selling out within the first couple of weeks and nearly 400 businesses attended – double the number we anticipated.

“There is a clear need to hold these shows.

“Those who came along last time told me that they had found it immensely valuable and had left with lots of contacts to do business with and plenty of ideas and inspiration.”

Jennifer Atkinson, from ClimateNE, said: “The Big Eco Show is a fantastic way to showcase the rapidly growing number of green businesses here in North East England while providing advice, information and inspiration for others.

“Ultimately, the show is the place to be for those wishing to gain inspiration and ideas around the green commercial opportunities to assist business growth, improve resilience to the impacts of climate change, and to reduce costs by cutting emissions.”

Nearly 400 businesses attended the first show in Sunderland, which featured more than 40 exhibitors, nine speakers, a debate and electric vehicle test drives.

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