Brighton & Hove Business Show

An impressive line-up of speakers has been confirmed for the inaugural Brighton & Hove Business Show.

As the final preparations get under way for the 2022 Brighton & Hove Business Show, we discover what makes business exhibitions so worthwhile.

Taking place at the Amex Stadium in Brighton on June 23, the event aims to connect businesses
during a day of networking that will also showcase what businesses across the South East can do for each other.

Darrel Butlin, CEO and founder of Hexology, has been confirmed as the headline speaker. His speech is on the topic of ‘Social Media 3.0 where your life is really happening’.

Mr Butlin is a visionary creative industries innovator and entrepreneur. He combines expertise in technology and digital media to originate cuttingedge ventures that focus on positive social impact.

With an international track record of working at the highest level within the commercial film industry, he led an independent post-production department before directing music videos and cinema and TV commercials. Creator of the Digimator, a ground-breaking digital camera technology for feature film production used by Cosgrove Hall Films, Darrel is now based in Brighton and draws on his film and technology experience in his work at Hexology.

Other speakers, who will lead seminars and workshops, have now been confirmed as:

Henry Laker, of UK Growth Coach. Topic: ‘Enable your business to advance: Moving from functional to highly profitable’. He says: “Having the ambition to grow your business is one thing, it’s quite another to make it happen.” His speech will talk you through how to achieve your business growth ambitions without simply throwing more of your time at it.

Emma Pearce, of Pearce Marketing. Topic: ‘How to use LinkedIn for lead generation’. This seminar will offer practical insights on how to best optimise and present your LinkedIn profile and what to post and where, to assist with your marketing. It will also explain how to use LinkedIn for lead generation (using the free version as well as Sales Navigator).

Frank Marsh. Topic: ‘What is the sales persons value to a buyer today’. This seminar will cover how a sales person is viewed today by the buyer and what the basic points are that a buyer looks for in a sales person (taken direct from buyers in a two-year study). Mr Marsh will also explain what a sales person can take from the talk that will give them a key to unlock and engage with a buyer.

Claire Mason, CEO and founder of Man Bites Dog. Topic: ‘How market research can help your business grow’. For this seminar, you will Brighton & Hove Business Show Networking & Events An impressive line-up of speakers has been confirmed for the inaugural Brighton & Hove Business Show. NETWORKING & EVENTS discover how market research can help your business scale and keep a competitive edge. Claire will explain that market research is the simplest way for entrepreneurs and businesses to size up opportunities, find new customers and know what others are doing. Claire will introduce you the top three free-to-use business databases for start-ups and scale ups to use.


In addition to the speakers, the freeto-attend show will also feature a Slo-Mo networking session hosted by Brighton Chamber.

Mike Monk is organising the event and has been thrilled with the amount of interest shown so far. He recently sponsored a Network My Club meeting in Brighton where he was able to talk about the show as well as its aims and objectives.

He said: “Our seminar timetable has high-level and relevant speakers, each offering something that will be of value to those attending the show.

“The day will also offer networking involving more than 400 businesses, as well as speed networking.

“Brighton & Hove Business Show will further feature competitions and much more.”

If you’re looking to raise your brand’s awareness, introduce yourself to potential new customers, generate leads and build your database, this is an event not to be missed.

The show will bring the entire local business community together – in one place, under one roof – with all the wonderful amenities on offer at the wonderful Amex Stadium.

Mr Monk adds: “It will be the ultimate networking event, specifically designed for ambitious businesses who are looking to grow and prosper. It is ideal for both those in established businesses as well as those in their early days, including start-ups and those considering going into business.”

He aims to attract B2b brands, and others, from Brighton, Sussex, Surrey and Hants.

The full seminar schedule is now available to view online (and can also be downloaded for future reference) at https://, where you can also register for free show tickets or book a stand. There are lots of stand options, making the show affordable for businesses of all sizes.

Brighton & Hove Business Show will run from 10am to 3pm.

To contact Mike, use the form on the show website or connect with him on LinkedIn.