Local businesses are raring to go – and you can help them…
Bounce Back for Business is an online e-vent showcasing local businesses – those you know, those you don’t yet know, and a few you may be surprised to find are right on your doorstep.
Like everyone else, they’ve had a tough time over the past year – but by checking out this website, and joining the live events between 20-22 April you can do your part to help them bounce back. And maybe learn a thing or two to your advantage along the way.
Not to mention getting the chance to win a tempting goodie bag by trying our online quiz!
Click the button below to book your visitor ticket on Eventbrite.
Don’t miss out – it’s time to help business bounce back!
Join our live sessions!
Each session lasts for two hours and includes two 30-minute chat-show style interviews with the organisations, and the businesses, who are building Stowmarket’s future. After each session there will be open networking with featured businesses and fellow visitors, and breakout rooms available for smaller group conversations. It’s your chance to meet and talk to the people that interest you!
Tuesday April 20
Just serve the people you serve
Andrew Bingham Funeral Directors
In a challenging time, Andrew’s service has faced peculiar challenges of its own – but his business ethos has always been to serve the community in every way he can. What lessons has he learned that he can share with others?
11.45am-12.15pm: Partnering to bounce back
Stuart Franklin, Suffolk Chamber of Commerce
Our county Chamber has been a vital source of support for members facing crisis and transformation during the pandemic. How have members responded? And how has the Chamber been able to support them?
Wednesday April 21
Helping businesses tell their story
Daren Stainton, In Touch magazine
In Touch magazine has been hard at work sharing the stories local businesses have to tell. So what do they need to bounce back – and how can the magazine help them do it?
Phoenix from the ashes
David Marsh, Stowmarket Town Council
How does a business come back from disaster – and then come back again? David Marsh shares the lessons learned from the dramatic history of the Regal cinema, and explains how they could benefit others facing a crisis.
Thursday April 22
Planning your bounce back
Olivia Higson, Brightside Wealth Management
The Brightside team have been closely involved with what, for most businesses, has been the most critical aspect of the Covid crisis – their finances. Olivia Higson shares the lessons they have learned and her tips on planning in a crisis.
Virtual High Street – helping businesses bounce back
Tabitha Runacres, Babergh & Mid Suffolk Council
The Virtual High Street scheme – born in Stowmarket – has been successfully rolled out in Sudbury. Now it’s coming home: so how will it help our High Street businesses to survive and thrive?
Try for a prize!
Our online quiz gives you the chance to win a tempting bag of goodies from the best businesses in Stowmarket. (And all the answers are on this site…!)
Our Featured Businesses
Click on the Carousel entry to find out more about any of the businesses on our Showcase pages.
Organised by Stowmarket & District Chamber of Commerce this e-vent is putting the Mid-Suffolk Business Exhibition online in a new format – Bounce Back for Business. Like the exhibition, it’s free to visitors like you – and dozens of local businesses are ready, eager and waiting to meet you here.