Who we are?

The National Growth Exhibition & Conference offers visitors the opportunity to start and build on relationships with hundreds of local, regional and national businesses.

Why should I attend The event is designed as a platform for businesses to spring from: through quality business suppliers, networking with up to a thousand business owners, and decision-makers locally, regionally and nationally. The show is the chance for you to gain advice from the experts and learn from our inspirational keynote speakers and informative workshops and seminars. Being a non-industry-specific show, businesses from all backgrounds find new, inventive ways to help their business grow. Discover new suppliers, reduce costs and gain industry knowledge from our expert exhibitors and speakers. Meet new business contacts through our open networking and speed networking. Whether it be an insight into a prospective venture or hints to improve your current strategies our expert exhibitors and speakers are on-hand to help.

What to Expect?


Our speakers are hand-picked for expertise, experience, and notability. They all have something to offer and share with our audience. Speakers have included in the past, Andy Street, Lord Mayor of West Midlands. Ade Bamgbala Google, Ben Kench Best Selling Author ‘Selling for Dummies’, Rebecca Jeffery, BBC1’s The Apprentice and David Guake Secretary of State for Justice. We will be announcing speakers shortly so use this chance to secure your ticket before it’s too late!

Exhibition Area

The exhibition hall has up to 150 expert exhibitor suppliers to choose from. Each exhibitor offers visitors the opportunity to find new suppliers to help them grow. We aim to have a maximum of two exhibitors where possible giving you the choice to pick the right expert for your business.


The show runs business workshops covering education, Banking, Finance, Funding, HR, Recruitment, Hospitality, Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing, International Trade, Pitch Business Ideas, Technology, Innovation, Hospitality, Retail, Women in Business, Education and Training to help businesses understand how to grow through the essentials needed to run a business today.

Keynote Speakers

We have brought together some of the UK’s best entrepreneurs to help share their knowledge with you so you can learn from mistakes and successes. This section is not to be missed as learning from others and their failures and successes can help you get back to business.

Speed Networking

The show will host the famous Sergeant Major speed networking throughout the day. These sessions are fast and furious and you will need your cards ready and move on time. For those who know the sergeant major, you will know he is renowned for his whistleblowing and beret.

Networking Cafe

Our Networking Cafe is situated at the heart of the show allowing exhibitors & visitors to catch up with each over a cup of coffee and a light bite to eat. The area is a great way to mingle and bump into business and gain new contacts whilst catching up with old ones. VIP Ticket holders will be provided with tea, coffee and a buffet lunch.

Open Networking

Throughout the show, there will be a chance to network with delegates in the exhibition hall. The areas are a great place to bump into business and gain new contacts whilst catching up on old ones. Those who don’t have a VIP ticket can buy a sandwich from the networking cafe.

Networking Zones 

Visitors will have the chance to connect to businesses through our networking zones. These include Networking Sessions, Women In Business Networking Area, and Networking Cafe. Each area is facilitated by networking experts and we use Linkedin to connect businesses during the day so need delegate lists.

Virtual Breakfast Networking

The Business Growth Network offers hybrid events and members and visitors will be able to join our meetings before the show. Please visit our main website www.thebusinessgrowthnetwork.co.uk

About us

The Business Growth Show is organised by The Business Growth Network and has become the destination for businesses to exhibit to grow and expand their business. It’s free to attend for visitors and offers attendees the chance to gain inspiration and knowledge from our speakers during our conference.

Our Aim

Our aim is to bring businesses from across the UK together in one location in the heart of the country.

Birmingham is the largest city outside of London and is two hours from anywhere in the UK, by plane, train or car. Villa Park is ideally situated to reach as it has good transport links and plenty of parking for guests. Be prepared to energise and have the chance to catapult your business to a new level.

Contact us

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