WHEN Thurs 16th Nov 10am - 2.30pm
WHERE Chester Crowne Plaza

Chester Business Show 2023

Thursday 16th November 2023

10am – 2.30pm

at the Crowne Plaza Chester

Cheshire, The Wirral and North Wales’ Premier Business Networking Event where you can meet 100’s of local decision makers who have already registered to attend this event.

Designed for decision makers, team leaders, owners, managers and directors from all sizes of business.

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Chester Business Show

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Business Shows
across the UK and Ireland

About Hashtag Events

Whether you’re coming along for the first time or you’re a seasoned pro and attending all of our events, welcome!

Hashtag Events are one of the UK and Ireland’s largest business event organisers. We deliver around 20 live face-to-face business shows a year and a similar number of virtual events. We welcome around 12,000 unique attendees a year to our shows and over 1,600 companies have exhibited with us so far. Our sponsors (check them out), exhibitors, speakers, delegates, followers and our team are all essential ingredients to delivering you a great day. If you visit, say hi and introduce yourself and have an awesome event.

What should I expect?

The show features everything you might need for a great day of business. There’s an awesome array of things to do and people to meet. It’s no exaggeration to say that we welcome businesses from all industries and sizes.

1-2-1 Networking

With over 15 years of experience in networking and events, we know how to connect people. Unlike some events, our networking sessions are free to attend all day. We connect you with the kind of in-person connections that make your business tick. With 82% of our delegates being decision-makers, you know you’re in the right company.

Workshops and Seminars

From world-class business leaders to award-winning authors, sporting heroes to captains of industry; we bring you the most insightful and inspiring speakers. We don’t lose sight of our roots and a small business either. We bring the best local experts to each event and keep you connected at every level. Meet the speakers, grab a coffee, and it’s access to all areas with our business speakers and presenters.

Keynote Speakers at Chester Business Show

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Seminars and Sessions at Chester Business Show


Event Opens

10:30am - 11:15am - Seminar Area

Networking with Steven J Innes

Speaker at Hashtag Events Business Show Your host Steven J Innes will be leading our first networking session of the day and helping you with a few tips as well as a chance to present your business to everyone  with your “elevator pitch”. Bring lots of business cards, grab a coffee and start the day with some great connections.

11:15am - 11:45am - Seminar Area

How to Get More Business Through Your Use of LinkedIn with Ian Preston

LinkedIn is one of the most powerful marketing tools available anywhere in the world today yet it is habitually underused.

Ian Preston

Learn how to build a powerful profile and develop a strategy to proactively find, connect in the right way and engage easily with your ideal contacts – missing out the gatekeepers! Imagine – no more cold calling and unanswered emails!!

11:45pm - 12:15pm - Seminar Area

What is an Employee Value Proposition? with Debra Lee

Debra LeeWhat is an Employee Value Proposition and why is it so important to develop economic market? Debra will take you through what defines an EVP, how to understand and communicate your own proposition once you have defined it. Then will ask you to participate in an activity and get you to score yourself as a candidate looking at your business…

12:15pm - 12:45pm - Seminar Area

Power of appreciation

Susan Greatbanks


Appreciation is about so much more than saying thanks; its about support, encouragement, motivating, inspiring, rewarding, recognition and appreciating those around you! It’s the difference between a harmonious relationship and a turbulent one; a united team and one at odds with each other.

By the end of the session, you will know the 5 appreciation languages, know what your appreciation language is and how to recognise other peoples. Its free to use and you can start to apply it straight away – So that you can have a great day every day

12:45pm - 1:15pm - Seminar Area

What is business development strategy to your business and why cyber security?

Lee Foster

Setting out a clear plan is extremely important in growing your business and taking the time to put into place a strategy for your Cyber security is very important to keep you protected not just in business, but in your career.
In this seminar I will be sharing with you 4 key areas on how to create a strong business development strategy to assist you in scaling up your business and share 4 key areas in cyber security as cyber security has become a critical concern for many business owners of all sizes.

1:30pm - 2:00pm - Exhibition Hall

Three 1-2-1 Networking Appointments

Join us for three guaranteed one to one networking appointments. We’ll pair you up for a chat and get you connected with some top quality connections.


Event Closes

Sponsors of Chester Business Show

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Book a Stand to Exhibit at Chester Business Show

Standard Exhibition Space

£ 195
00 plus vat
  • 3m x 2m Space
  • Listed on Online Exhibitor Directory
  • Access to our Event Management Platform
  • Mid Row Location
  • Social Media Shoutouts

Upgrade to Premium Location

£ 50
00 plus vat
  • As above plus:
  • End of Row or Prominent Location
  • Extra Social Media Shoutouts
  • Video Promotion Shown on LinkedIn
  • First Access to Stand Locations

Advertise on the Event Map

£ 100 00 plus vat
  • Guaranteed Footfall to your Stand
  • Every Delegate must visit you for a stamped card to win £££
  • Maximise your Day with extra traffic
  • Only 5 per event available
Only 5 available per event - limited availability

Extras Pack

Furniture & Power
£ 40
00 plus vat
Day Rental
  • Trestle Table
  • Freshly Laundered Cloth
  • Chairs
  • 13a Power Outlet for upto 4 connected devices

Email Marketing Data

Kickstart your sales process
£ 100
00 plus vat
1 year unlimited use License
  • Delivered day after event
  • GDPR Compliant
  • Includes Email Addresses
  • CSV Format for easy import into mailing software

Exhibitor List

Register for a Free Ticket to Chester Business Show

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Frequent Asked Questions…

Anyone in business! Most of our exhibitors and presenters are geared towards B2B rather than B2C but everyone is welcome along.

Pretty much anyone. Just visit our registration page and in about 1 minute you can register for a complimentary ticket. You’ll normally receive the email confirmation in just a minute or two and you’re all set.

Absolutely. Tickets for delegates are complimentary.

Just yourself (and perhaps a pocket full of business cards). It’s helpful and quicker to check in with your ticket, either on your smartphone or printed but we can check you in without it.

Please do. The more the merrier as far as we are concerned. Just ask them to register in advance if they can although you can register on the door.

Anyone. We’ve had almost every kind of business under the sun over the years and you’re all welcome.

Of course you can. Pop along and bring a business card and we’ll register you in no time

You can join in with any of the sessions during the event at any time. No special bookings or registrations are required. Just make your way to the relevant area on the day.

We always kick off our business events with a networking session. Bring your business cards and get ready to make some new connections. Beginners and seasoned pro’s are equally welcome.

No set dress code although most people opt for business casual and just make sure you’re comfortable.

We have hot and cold refreshments available during the day at our Café. We usually offer breakfast rolls until late morning followed by a selection of sandwiches and snacks. If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know in plenty of time. Guests are welcome to bring their own snacks and food too.

Yes, usually very close to the main entrance.

We do our best to ensure that all of our venues are fully accessible. If you have a specific set of requirements please contact us at any time so we can do our best to ensure your visit is trouble free.

Absolutely, get in touch with any questions.


If you have any further questions or want to find out how to join us as a delegate, speaker, exhibitor or sponsor,
just call us on 01670 613305 or email hello@hashtag-events.co.uk