PRESS NOTICE                                                                                                                  12 March 2015

Final preparations are underway for the Suffolk Coast Business Event ‘Routes to Market’ on 25 March, which will focus on how SMEs can generate demand for their products and services.  The organisers have secured top flight entrepreneur and corporate trainer Richard Jackson MBE, co-founder and partner of Mancroft International and architect of The Winning Edge Programme as the keynote speaker. Professional voice coach and body language expert David Willis and Erika Clegg, co-founder and creative head of award-winning communications design agency Spring, will be leading masterclasses.

With further opportunities to learn about the power of social media, tendering for larger contracts and developing the characteristics of successful business people entrepreneurs  at the event will achieve a powerful insight into the ways and means of maximising their opportunities for business growth.

The organisers have secured a business profile in Suffolk Magazine for one of the delegates that books before 18 March and Facebook users who are receiving updates via their social media pages have entered a competition for free accommodation and activities in newly created holiday apartments near Aldeburgh.

The event is on Wednesday 25 March at High Lodge, just of the A12 near Darsham. Working with private and public sector partners the day follows two successful business exhibitions in 2013 and 2014.

In advance of delivering her masterclass Erika Clegg said:

“Spring’s raison d’etre is to help our clients capture the attention of their target market in the most effective way possible, and convert that to action. This boils down to having the strategic capability and creative skill to target routes to market and bring the brand alive through them. So, being a Suffolk Coast business ourself, we are delighted to support this event and look forward to meeting many of our coastal neighbours.”



Richard Jackson MBE will be interviewed in Business East on 17 March

The Suffolk Coast Business Event is from 9am – 2pm on Wednesday 25 March at High Lodge, Hinton, Near Darsham, Suffolk IP17 3QT. Tickets for the day, including speakers, masterclasses, meet the buyer stands, coffee and lunch are £35. Twitter hashtag: #SCBE, Facebook and Linked In: Suffolk Coast Business. For more information and to book go to:

Suffolk Coast Business is a non-profit making organisation committed to economic growth through co-operation between companies in Suffolk Coastal. It supports business associations with representation, advice and routes to funding whilst offering individual members regular networking opportunities and low cost skills workshops. It was previously known as Heritage Coast Market Towns Initiative.

Spring is a communications design agency which specialises in brand consultancy, destination marketing, digital marketing and multi-channel communications programmes. Clients include the Moroccan National Tourism Office, the National Trust, the Norfolk and Suffolk cultural tourism programme and EDF Energy.

Partners and sponsors for the Suffolk Coast Business Event include East Anglian Daily Times, Ensors Accountants, Suffolk Coastal District Council, Federation of Small Businesses, Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, MENTA, Choose Woodbridge, Waveney Business Forum, Felixstowe Chamber of Commerce and Destination Management Organisation (DMO).

Delegates will also be offered the opportunity of a High Lodge shooting experience for a special discount rate.

Interviews and further photographs please phone Sarah Whitelock on 07956 757375 or Jenny Stockman on 07773 328495.

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