The Indie Business Fair

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This event last happened on 2 May 2019

The Indie Business Fair returns on Thursday 2 May, 2019.

Creation, innovation and independence have always been at the core of our business at the Workstation. Promoting a network of brilliant independent businesses in Sheffield, the Indie Business Fair is the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded people, make lasting connections and grow your business.

Now in its third year, The Indie Business Fair has expanded to feature a series of talks, sessions and master classes throughout the morning alongside the main event with exhibitors from a range of sectors from creative to legal and financial services.



All exhibitor stalls are now sold out! To be added to waiting list please contact Mark Farnsworth

Talks and Sessions:

9:15- 3 Easy Ways to Grow Your Business Online in 2019- Hannah Weinhold, GrowTraffic

Growing your business online in 2019 is easier, and cheaper, than you might think. You don't need complicated SEO or an enormous budget, you just need time and a bit of know-how. This talk will run down 3 easy ways you can get your business noticed online and grow your client base.

10:15 - Creating ‘Customer Delight’ With 3D Service!- Andy Hanselman, Andy Hanselman Consultancy

In a world of ever-increasing customer choice and greater transparency, it’s getting harder to win customers and keep them. Businesses that deliver consistently ‘remarkable’ customer experiences that are getting ahead, and staying ahead, of their competitors. Andy will show tried and tested ways to increase loyalty, win repeat business and gain recommendations.

11:15- How I came to be Chief Sender of Hugs- Faye Savoury, BearHugs

Faye will tell the story behind BearHugs , how the Prince's Trust helped her become Chief Sender of Hugs, and how she tries to run her social enterprise with a focus on accessible, inclusive employment.

12:15 - How to Get into the Headlines, An insider’s guide to how the region’s media works and identifying your newsworthy story- Faye Smith & Jo Davison, Keep Your Fork

Faye Smith and Jo Davison are experts at emotional storytelling and connecting YOU with the media in a powerful, results-focused way. At this event they will share those insider tips to successfully communicating your success: How the newsroom works; who you need to know; stories the journalists look for; the nine keys to creating your PR plan; beating the ‘so what’ factor;  features, personality and human interest stories; who you call and when; what not to say in a crisis.

13:15- The Power of Networking - Alexandra Scrivener, unLTD

Alexandra Scrivener, Head of Sales at unLTD Magazine will guide you on how to make the most out of networking. She’ll take you on a journey starting with how to choose the right kind of events to attend and how to prepare beforehand, before exploring how to behave at the events themselves to ensure you maximise your time at each one and then concluding with how to follow up effectively. This talk will be ideal for people who know networking is a valuable tool for their business but aren’t convinced they are making the most of them.

Stall Holders and Exhibitors


JWJ Finance Limited


UnLTD Business

Keebles Solicitors

Simply Coaching

471 Print and Promotions

The Sheffield City Region Growth Hub 

Grow Traffic

Space to Breathe

Myprint Partners

Jolly IT Solutions

Kirsten Johnson Photography

Professional Energy Purchasing Limited

Solopreneur Growth Club

Black Kat HR

Direct Print and Promotions Limited

Laundreams Ltd

Egg and Nest ltd

Voot Telecom

Stable Creative

Novus Marketing

Fix My PC

Past Lives Ancestry and Research

Abbeydale Brewery

22 Thor Fitness

Idaq Networks

The Sales Mindset Coach

Benchmark Recruitment




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