Blog Page

Exhibiting at The Hertfordshire Business Expo is a bit like deep-sea fishing. The rewards can be huge but you need to plan how and where you’re going to trawl.  There’s a multitude of good fish out there but how do you get them into your net?!  And you don’t want to waste time networking with sprats when you’re out trawling for cod!

A primary consideration is the size of your ‘boat’, your exhibition stand. The cost of stand space at Herts Business Expo is a modest £99 + vat per metre (plus £15 + vat for your power hook-up) Obviously, the bigger your stand the greater the potential impact, but size doesn’t necessarily matter so long as the design is attractive and accessible.

And who’s going to man your stand? Are they friendly and approachable? Do they have the ability to quickly assess business potential or will they waste time talking to sprats while the cod swim by!

You might get a better catch by providing refreshments, a business card prize draw with attractive prizes, or free, no-obligation consultations. So book your stand today at and prepare your nets for some great fishing!

As with any business project that involves time and expense, the decision to participate in Hertfordshire’s biggest annual business gathering justifies consideration. Although the outlay for purchasing stand space is a modest £99 + vat per metre (plus £15 + vat for your power hook-up) the opportunity cost of taking a day out of your normal business activity needs to be factored in to evaluate the true cost of exhibiting. Or maybe it’s easier to quantify the potential business benefit of mixing with 70 other exhibitors and presenting your business to over 500 visitors?

Measuring the benefit of marketing and public relations activity has never been an exact science but there is an unmistakable gauge of worth in the commercial arena: Repeat business. Hertfordshire Business Expo is a sell-out every year because visitors and exhibitors invariably come back for more! 

Small to medium companies in the northern home counties love this generic business event because it offers a fantastic opportunity to showcase their organisation, and network with hundreds of potential customers. So book your stand today at We look forward to meeting you in the Alban Arena on 4th July! 

We are pleased to announce this years Expo Sponsor as Regus

regus logo 100px high

Global workspace provider, Regus, has announced the opening of a new centre in Welwyn Garden City. A range of working options will be available including co-working spaces, meeting rooms and day offices. The site will also have a business lounge; a drop-in facility enabling users to remain productive between meetings or on the move. Regus business lounges provide free wifi and refreshments, equipped workspaces and professional administrative assistance. The Welwyn Garden City site, which occupies two floors of a detached building in Shire Park, is ideally placed between London and Cambridge, and within easy reach of the A1(M) and the local railway station. The centre is due to open at the beginning of October.

The company has invested further in Hertfordshire by refurbishing two of its existing centres in the county; Potters Bar High Street and Bishop Square, Hatfield. The work on both sites, due to be completed by the end of September, will introduce co-working space to reflect a more modern way of working. In addition, reception areas, meeting rooms and office spaces will all be given a fresh, modern look.

This investment recognises that Hertfordshire is a prime spot for growth of flexible working. Regus' research shows that 82% of professionals in the South East say their company's senior management support flexible working, and 78% say they are seeing more remote workers in their industry, compared to five years ago. Workers in the county are recognising the benefits of avoiding the commute into London, enabling them to save time and boost productivity. Similarly for companies of all sizes, flexible working options can offer better value for money when compared with traditional, lengthy office leases.

Richard Morris, UK CEO, Regus said: "Hertfordshire is a dynamic county with a record of consistent economic growth well above the national average as well as an outstanding business infrastructure. One of the strengths of the local economy is the diversity of businesses based in the area, including electronics, IT, digital communications, aerospace, computer software, film and media, pharmaceuticals and financial services companies.

"More people are now embracing co-working as an approach which breeds creativity and enables collaboration between like-minded professionals. Our Potters Bar and Hatfield sites have been updated to reflect this trend. This approach is also a cost effective way for companies to provide a flexible hot-desking programme for their employees. We've found our co-working spaces have proved particularly popular with homeworkers who miss the buzz of working in an open office setting, and expect this to be the case in all three of these Hertfordshire centres."

How to contact us

Phone: 0844 358 5800

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact form

Connect with us

Subscribe to our RSS feed, follow us on social media..

You are here: Home Media Resources Event blog Blog