EPIC showcase for property and investment
4th April 2011
There was a strong turnout of end-user investors, intermediaries and professional service providers at the event, which was sponsored by Invest Lincolnshire.
Organiser Martin Freeman said feedback on the day had been exceptional.
“I don’t want to seem too optimistic as the economic climate is still far from ideal but there does appear to be a lot happening with good fee-earning opportunities identified by exhibitors on the day and growing confidence in business opportunities in the region,” he said.
“We have strong immediate feedback from the day with most of the companies exhibiting confirming bookings for other events and indicating their intention to return to Lincoln for our third show next year.”
James Harris, Project Manager at Delta-Simons, said the event was well worth attending. “We’ve had a fantastic day with lots of opportunities to touch base with some of our regular customers,” he said.
“We’re likely to come again next year as it’s certainly a valuable event for us to attend.”
Damon Brain, a Partner at Duncan & Toplis chartered accountants, was similarly pleased with the show.
“It’s great to see events such as these coming to Lincoln – this is the second year for the Lincolnshire Property & Business Investment Show and hopefully it will prove to be sustainable into the future.
“It’s good to meet lots of existing and new customers within a short space of time and to discuss in particular property and investment business in Lincolnshire.”
Pat Doody, Director of Commercial Banking at NatWest, said: “We have a strong role to play in helping Lincoln businesses in the current economic climate and feel events like this are good at focusing the mind on the possibilities and opportunities that exist locally.”
Alongside the main exhibition the event featured a series of talks led by speakers including Robert Edgar of award-winning architects SEArch speaker, chartered accountants Streets, Tim Cross of Langleys Solicitors and Richard Belfield of Lincolnshire County Council.
“It was very encouraging to see such a busy show,” said Ruth Carver of sponsors Invest Lincolnshire. “There’s a lot happening in the county's property and investment market and the Lincolnshire Property & Business Investment Show seems to go from strength to strength. We're very proud to be a part of it.”
Notes to editors
- The Lincolnshire Property & Business Investment Show is one of a series of events in the midlands and north of England which create an environment for professional service providers and potential inward and indigenous investors. The events are organised by The Business Shows Group: www.businessshowsgroup.co.uk. To find out more call 0775 466 4523.
- The EPIC Centre opened in 2008 as part of the Lincolnshire Events Centre at the Lincolnshire Showground north of Lincoln. It is the largest purpose-built green event and conference centre in the UK and was constructed using the latest environmental materials and technologies, including rainwater harvesting, a living sedum roof, solar panels, wind turbines, a biomass boiler and sustainable materials throughout.
- Invest Lincolnshire delivers a wide range of services that promotes Lincolnshire as a place to live, work, invest and visit. It is a partnership of Lincolnshire County Council, the seven Lincolnshire district councils and local intermediaries including property agents and developers.