Successful business brains to talk about their success at fifth annual showcase

The business event will be held at Somerset Hall

The business event will be held at Somerset Hall - Credit: Archant

The fifth annual business show will return to Portishead next week.

Portishead Chamber of Commerce and Business Outlook’s annual exhibition will showcase the entrepreneurial heartbeat of the town for all to see.

A number of exhibitors have signed up to take part in the event.

Business owners and managers from the district and Bristol will take part, including speakers.

The line-up includes Jen Wagstaff from CreativeMinds Sales Training who has designed and delivered training across Europe for big-name brands such as Total Jobs Group and Asics.

She has also created sales strategies for hundreds of British businesses.

Jen, who will be the day’s first speaker, will show visitors how they can increase their sales with the right strategy, mindset and habits.

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Entreprenuer Darren Clark, who co-founded the Spotless Group, will talk attendees through his journey from supermarket trolley boy with undiagnosed dyslexia to his current position running a group of six companies employing hundreds of people.

And the dangers of online business will also be explored.

Stephen Holton from the Regional Cyber Crime unit will discuss potential threats and advise how businesses can develop their cyber security.

Jacqui Mills, from Bristol Airport, will be the final speaker.

She will explain how the airport has grown over the years and how it plans to expand its offering to business and passengers in the future.

Kim Bachelor, president of the chamber of commerce said: “The event offers a real mix of speakers, exhibitors and networking opportunities, and continues to attract a variety of business people.

“Business Outlook is a great way of showcasing how Portishead is a hub for growing businesses and is becoming one of the most prosperous and exciting places to live and work in the region.”

The business showcase will take place at Somerset Hall, in The Precinct, on May 17 and begin at 9am.

Tickets, priced £25-30 including lunch and refreshments, are available online at