We were extremely pleased to sponsor the second annual Nottingham Business Expo which took place at The Motorpoint Arena on Thursday 3rd March.

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The Nottingham Business Expo 2016

Following huge success in 2015, the Nottingham Business Expo moved in to the city’s largest indoor venue, the Motorpoint Arena, for its second year in 2016.

The only event of its kind in Nottingham, the Expo provides an ideal platform for the city’s thriving business community to come together to network, encourage new business and to promote inward investment into the area as a leading centre of enterprise.

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The Nottingham Business Expo 2016

With a range of speakers, workshops and over 120 local companies exhibiting throughout the day, more than 1,500 visitors were estimated to be in attendance.

Cocktails and networking at the Air-IT stand

As a sponsor, we were in a prime location in the main Arena serving freshly made cocktails and mocktails for all visitors we welcomed to our stand.

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The Air-IT stand and cocktail bar

Paul Judge, Marketing Director of Air-IT comments:

We were thrilled to support the Expo for the second year running which once again proved to be a fantastic success.

Our stand was extremely busy throughout the day and our cocktail bar certainly made a big impression. The free cocktails on offer went down a storm with our many visitors and guests, who at times had to form a long queue. We’re already looking forward to next years event and seeing how we can go one better.

Among our many visitors throughout the day we were extremely pleased to welcome local celebrity Sherwood the Bear, mascot at Nottingham Forest FC.

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Air-IT Marketing Director, Paul Judge with NFFC’s Sherwood the Bear

Special mention also goes to our bar tender Christian, for giving up his time to join us making an array of delicious drinks, which were an extremely popular showstopper.

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The Air-IT cocktail bar

As Owner of Nottingham’s live music, food and cocktail bar The Loom – based on High Pavement in the Lace Market – Christian is no stranger to running a successful bar.

So, as a further gesture of goodwill, NBE 2016 delegates can get 10% off of food and drinks at The Loom before the end of March. Full details about redeeming this offer can be found below.

Showcasing our ICT services

Moving on from the excitement of cocktails, we were also showcasing our full range of managed IT, connectivity and telephony services, and demonstrating our award winning 3CX phone system.

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ICT Services on show at our exhibition stand 

Our IT Support technicians were also on hand throughout the day to offer visitors guidance and advice about any technology issues affecting their business.

We also ran a technology workshop at 11.30am discussing the importance of effective business continuity and threat management for the modern business.

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The Air-IT workshop 

Joined by world-leading industry experts from Sophos and StorageCraft we explained how businesses can protect their critical ICT systems from threats and disaster.

To find out more about keeping your business safe from cyber threats, read our article ‘Cybersecurity: keeping your business safe’.

Need help with your ICT?

If you need help with your IT and communications, have any questions or concerns about security, backup and business continuity planning please do get in touch by contacting us on 0115 880 0044.

We’d be more than happy to discuss your requirements in more detail, and to advise you further.

Thanks to everyone who attended NBE 2016

Once again we’d like to thank everyone who attended the Expo, our workshop, stand and cocktail bar. We hope you had a successful and productive day, and were able to take away some fantastic ideas, advice and new contacts.