Stansted networking expo connects businesses from across the region

Business / Sun 16th Jul 2023 at 09:19am

THE annual Check-in at Stansted Business Exhibition took place on Thursday 29th June 2023 at the Novotel Hotel, London Stansted Airport.

Organised by the Stansted Airport Chamber of Commerce, a range of sponsors and exhibitors set up stands to promote their organisations and services to other exhibitors and visitors on the day.

The event sponsored by London Stansted Airport, Uttlesford District Council, Global and Localiq, was described to having ‘a real buzz’ in the air with lots of business connections being made on the day.

Julie Budden, Chair of the Stansted Airport Chamber said:

“I’d like to thank everyone who attended the expo – exhibitors, sponsors, suppliers, staff and visitors for making the event a fun, energetic and successful event. It was lovely to receive extremely positive feedback from exhibitors as they packed away their stands with a number already putting their companies down to sign up to next years’ expo”.

She continued:

“As a chamber based in Stansted, our district has a lot to offer in terms of the business community. The airport is a major gateway, and it was great to attract people not only from Essex, but also Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, London and Suffolk on the day. Each year we strive to encourage as many people as possible to attend – a free day of business networking all under one roof”.

Community Engagement Manager, Daniel Burford from London Stansted Airport, also a headline sponsor of the event added:

“We were delighted to see Check-in at Stansted return to the Novotel and to see so many local businesses able to showcase their products and services to buyers. The event provided a great opportunity for exhibitors to network as well as learn and share best practice. With more than 12,000 employees across 200 companies, London Stansted is a key enabler of economic growth and productivity in the region, and we are committed to supporting local SMEs and businesses and ensuring they continue to benefit from our success.”

The speed networking session run in association with Glenys Chatterley from EBN was also a huge hit with networking made fun and informal for those that took part. 

Mind in West Essex were nominated as the charity of the year for the 2nd year running, with just shy of £300 made in raffle donations on the day. Many prizes were kindly donated from exhibitors on the day.

Jade Bolton, Fundraising Coordinator at Mind in West Essex said: 

“We are truly grateful to be chosen for a second year as Check-in Stansted’s charity. All the funds raised at the Business expo will go towards our community projects and activities which supports the wellbeing and mental health of people in Uttlesford, Harlow and Epping Forest. Like last year, we’ve received fantastic product donations from local businesses as well as generous donations towards our raffle on the day. Thank you to everyone who supported us, your donation will help us to continue our vital projects. Also, a huge thank you to Nicola and Julie at Check-in Stansted for choosing us as your charity.” 

Exhibitor, Nicola Westcott from Westcott Wills who exhibited for the first time said: 

“There was a great buzz at #CIAS2023 and Westcott Wills enjoyed listening to people’s thoughts on our fun quiz!  It was my first time exhibiting at CIAS, and I will definitely be back next year”.

Kirsty Muir, Compliance Manager from LPL Construction Services, another exhibitor added

“A great day at Check-in, The Stansted Business Expo. Congratulations to the Stansted Chamber of Commerce on a well-run event. Thanks to all from the team at LPL Construction Services”.

HNE Media were the official videographer on the day and captured a range of video content for the post promotional video. 

James Garrett, Director of HNE Media added:

“Check in at Stansted 2023 was a great event to be involved in, as a business very much at the heart of the local business community, being at a business focused event like this has many advantages for us. It reminds people we are here and also opens up new conversations and collaborations. We are looking forward to the next one”.

The exhibition was attended by a range of visitors from local and regional locations. One visitor, Claudine Armitage, Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser from St Clare Hospice said:

“I really enjoyed the Check-in-Stansted event at the Novotel Stansted. Some really good businesses, really lovely people and some really nice stalls and give aways”.

The 2024 Check-in at Stansted Business expo is planned to take place on Thursday 27th June 2023. If you would like to get in early and book a stand, please contact Julie Budden via [email protected]

Further updates will shortly be made to the Check-in at Stansted Business Expo’s website – www.check-in-stansted.com

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