UK Small Business Events and Exhibitions Calendar

With the aim of bringing our readers an extensive business events, exhibitions and trade fairs diary, Small Business will be continually updating this page as new events come onto our radar. If you notice any business shows we have missed, or would like to feature your event on our list, please get in touch with Anna Jordan on

Event month:

2022 – September | October | November | December
2023 – February | March | April

September 2022

Event: Wirral and Chester Business Fair
Date: 22 September 2022
Location: New Brighton Floral Pavilion, Wallasey CH45 2JS
Brief: Now in its 17th year, this business to business exhibition attracts 40-50 exhibitors and hundreds of business visitors. It is also a business support day with plenty of seminars and opportunities to network and obtain business advice from a variety of experts and professional bodies.

October 2022

Event: The Welsh Business Show – Swansea
Date: 4 October 2022
Location: Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales, SA1 2FA
Brief: This will be the 25th Welsh Business Show. You can expect 90 exhibitors, 700 visitors and a line-up of informative seminars through the day.

Event: The Hampshire Business Show
Date: 20 October 2022
Location: Ageas Bowl, Southampton, SO30 3XH
Brief: A B2B networking event for small, medium and large enterprises to connect, do business and collaborate. #HBS22 will feature industry-leading speakers, seminars, and a Meet Me Zone.

November 2022

Event: Halton and Warrington Business Fair
Date: 10 November 2022
Location: Halton Stadium, Widnes WA8 7DZ
Brief: A friendly and lively annual B2B event that regularly attracts around 40 exhibitors and hundreds of visitors from the local area and beyond.

Event: The Business Show
Date: 16-17 November 2022
Location: ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Docks, London, E16 1XL
Brief: One of the biggest shows/exhibitions in the business networking calendar with over 500 exhibitors and 200 seminars. The event runs alongside the Business Startup show and has previously attracted around 25,000 visitors over its two days.

Event: Swindon Business Expo
Date: 17 November 2022
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Swindon SN5 8UZ
Brief: A free-to-attend business expo and networking event for ambitious businesses who are looking to grow and prosper. Features include: Dedicated networking zones, Speed networking sessions, Free attendance for keynote speakers and seminars.

Event: Sales Innovation Expo 2022
Date: 22-23 November 2022
Location: ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Docks, London, E16 1XL
Brief: “Welcome to Europe’s leading sales event, the only show of its kind to provide thousands of the most proactive sales professionals, with the tips, tricks and techniques they need to transform themselves, and their companies, into the biggest names within the world of sales.”

Event: Chester Business Show
Date: 23 November 2022
Location: Crowne Plaza, Trinity Street, Chester CH1 2BD
Brief: A live face to face business event for the Chester and North Wales region. Attendance tickets are free with pre-registration and you can participate in the Networking Sessions and seminars.

December 2022

Event: AccountingWEB Live Expo
Date: 1 December 2022
Location: The Ricoh Arena, Coventry, CV6 6GE
Brief: An event that brings accountants and finance professionals together to meet, share experiences and gain direct access to unique content and practical advice to help navigate challenges and improve business.

Event: Expo Scotland
Date: 1 December 2022
Location: C7 Conference Centre, Glasgow G4 9UD
Brief: Business and networking event featuring inspiring speakers and local entrepreneur presentations, with a focus on B2B networking sessions.

February 2023

Event: Love Business EXPO
Date: 23 February 2023
Location: Holywell Park Conference Centre, Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park, Loughborough, LE11 3GR
Brief: A business to business networking exhibition. It brings business and personal development opportunities together. Targeted at business owners, managers and those thinking of starting a business.

March 2023

Event: Bournemouth Business Expo
Date: 8 March 2023
Location: Vitality Stadium, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH7 7BT
Brief: A free-to-attend expo and networking business show, exhibitors from across Dorset. Free seminars and workshops with leading keynote and business speakers as well as a speed networking session.

Event: South West Business Expo
Date: 16 March 2023
Location: The Westpoint Arena, Exeter, EX5 1DJ
Brief: This will be the 9th SWB Expo bringing businesses to together from across the South West to enable them to do business with each other and to help the SW region grow and prosper. It’s free to attend and features over 200 businesses exhibiting plus side events and speakers.

April 2023

Event: SME XPO
Date: 25-26 April 2023
Location: ExCeL London, E16 1XL
Brief: SME XPO intends to “create the roadmap, inspiration and connections SME leaders need to navigate today’s shifting and unfamiliar landscape.” Features of the show include: 6 keynote speeches, 100+ expert speakers, 40 expert-led roundtables, networking opportunities with 4,000 SME founders and owners and 100+ best in class suppliers, and 100+ hours of free peer-to-peer learning classes.

Event: lovelocalexpo
Date: 26 April 2023
Location: Impact Conferencing, 30 Sycamore Ave, Burnley, BB12 6QP
Brief: An annual exhibition of businesses from all sectors and corners of Lancashire attracting visitors from across the north-west. Meet new clients, suppliers and collaborators and attend expert seminars. Access experts in business support, funding, grants, scaling and growth. Free to visit.

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