New Forest Business Expo in Lymington June 2015

The Inaugural New Forest Business Expo:  

10am-4pm, Wednesday 3 June 2015, Berthon Boatyard, Lymington

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New Forest Business Expo – 70 businesses registered to showcase in Lymington on 3 June

New Forest Business Expo stands have now sold out with over 70 businesses now signed up to exhibit at the first ever Business Expo in the New Forest! Visitors will be able to speak to businesses from all sectors of the local economy including 5 star hotels , marine, financial, leisure, electrical, marketing, retail, digital, energy, networking groups and business organisations.

The Expo takes place in Lymington at world class boat building and refitting yard Berthon, in a waterside location which is rarely open to the public.

Local entrepreneurs, business owners, company buyers and members of the public are all invited to make the most of this opportunity to view, question and connect with a wide variety of New Forest businesses which do not have a “shop front”.

Register now to attend the Expo free:

A pre-event networking breakfast will be held at Fine Food 4 Sail, the on-site restaurant, from 8.30am – 10.00am, when the Expo itself opens. Berthon is also offering a unique opportunity for free tours of their working boatyard during the exhibition – these will take place at 12 and 2pm and must be pre-booked.

To register to attend the Expo, and book a tour, please visit:

You can also follow the Expo on Twitter @NForestBizExpo


Celebrating, connecting & promoting local business

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Notes about the Expo

  • Lymington has been selected to host the Expo because of its status as 2015 Brand New Forest Town of the Year
  • It’s a great connecting and networking opportunity too whilst touring the exhibition
  • Visitors can also sign up to take part in a guided tour of the working Boat Yard at Berthon – this must be pre-booked
  • Exhibition entry and the guided tour are both FREE
  • Food and drink will be available at Fine Food 4 Sail, including breakfast, snacks, and a £10 Expo BBQ Lunch
  • Visitors are also welcome to join an informal networking breakfast at Fine Food 4 Sail at 8.30am before the Expo opens.

Follow the Expo on Twitter @NForestBizExpo

Tours of Berthon Boat Yard at 12pm and 2pm

Berthon, our hosts, has kindly offered to give visitors to the Expo the chance to tour their boatyard premises & facilities. This is a unique opportunity not to be missed. There are two tours, one at 12.00 noon and one at 2.00pm lasting approximately half an hour each. If you would like to see first-hand the diverse array of vessels being worked on by the 100 strong skilled workforce and apprentices, including RNLI Shannon Class Lifeboats and the restoration of a 1925 Berthon built West Solent One design, then please click here to book your placeas soon as possible as places are limited.

Business Networking Breakfast 8.30 am at Fine Food 4 Sail

There will be an informal networking breakfast on the morning of the Expo from 8.30am – 10.00am for businesses and individuals to come and meet up and meet new people. This will be held at Fine Food 4 Sail, a café located on the boatyard premises. Choose from a Boatmans (full English) or Smoked salmon & scrambled eggs – both at special Expo price of £8. No need to book, just turn up and mingle!

TWITTER @NForestBizExpo

Please follow our New Forest Business Expo Twitter page @NForestBizExpo

And please TWEET to your own customers and colleagues, to help us make this first ever New Forest Business Expo a success!

Organisation and Support

Organising partners of the event are Brand New Forest, New Forest Business Partnership, TheBestOf New Forest, Lymington Retail Group,, and Escape Yachting.  The Expo is supported by New Forest District Council and Hampshire County Council.  


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