This year New Forest Business Partnership not only held their ever successful networking breakfasts at the New Forest Show but also hosted the NFBP Local Business Village. The Village was a new and exciting opportunity provided in partnership with NFBP and the show society. It played host to 22 businesses, registered within Hampshire and Dorset, exhibiting across the 3 days of the show. There were a range of businesses in the Village, both members and non-members of NFBP, from paddle sporting companies, to brewery’s as well as insurance companies and charities. Please see the list below of business who exhibited in the Village.
- The New Forest Sport Paddle Sport Company
- A-One Insurance Group
- New Forest Care
- K.W. Cleaning
- Tap it Brewing Co.
- New Milton Town Council
- Charisma of Fawley
- Family Rule Ltd
- Minstead Lodge
- Tropic Skincare with Angela Davies
- National Grid
- National Federation of Self Employed Small Businesses Ltd
- New Forest Activities
- Strongroom Self Storage Ltd
- Way Group/ Legacy Way
- Waterside Network Group
- Flack Manor Brewery
- Farm & General Insurance Consultants Ltd
- Brockenhurst College
- New Forest Tartan Company
- Glass Root Studio
The show society were incredibly encouraging of this new addition to the show as well as being very supportive of our ideas throughout the creative process. We hope that the 22 exhibitors found their 3 days spent at the New Forest Show valuable and good exposure for them and their business.
To encourage footfall within the Village it was decided to host the networking breakfasts in the middle of the Village to give those exhibitors a chance to start their day networking with other local businesses. Around 30 local businesses attended the breakfasts each morning to network with one another as well as the stallholders.
With thanks to the show society we were able to provide delegates a brilliant offer to the breakfasts, which included their showground ticket and a member’s area pass. We also included in the price a breakfast bap provided by, NFBP board member, Appetite for Adventure. They were well received and absolutely delicious, so a huge thank you to Adie Callaghan and her team for delivering these across the showground every morning. We are very appreciative that we get the opportunity to offer this to our loyal members. We would also like to say a huge thank you to Brockenhurst College and New Milton Town Council stands for getting involved and allowing us to use their stands as breakfast stations every morning.
Whether you attended as an exhibitor, a local business owner looking to do some light hearted networking or as a member of the public we hope you enjoyed your visit to the New Forest Show and the lovely and warm weather. We certainly enjoyed our time thereand hope to see you all next year!