PA 4 a Day

B2B Showcase 2011

Business to Business Showcase a Success for 5th Year Running

Stonehenge Chamber of Trade has been organising a business showcase for the past five years and this year proved to be the most popular yet.

Held over two floors of Antrobus House, Amesbury, VIP Ross Powlesland, Operations Director at QinetiQ and Gemma McParland, Spire FM Presenter, opened the event alongside Chamber Chairman, John Todd. The opening speeches were followed with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Event organiser, PA 4A Day, confirmed 40 exhibitors had booked space and indeed once again the event was over-subscribed with enquiries for 2012’s event!  Local businesses from three Chambers participated and interest in Chamber membership was brisk.

Mayor Andy Rhind-Tutt spoke briefly on Amesbury’s bid to have its’ own museum and then went on to make a presentation for Best Stand to RGV Engineering (Netheravon) to the delight of its owner (David Burke) who was so busy selling his wares he nearly missed the announcement!

Chamber Chairman, John Todd, also made a cheque presentation to Andy Derry of BLESMA of £1,500 following a Duck Race in the town held on August Bank Holiday weekend.

The atmosphere throughout the event was remarkably upbeat and positive with many of the businesses confirming sales and leads for them to follow-up.   A constant stream of visitors kept up the momentum throughout and the announcement of individual competition winners at the end brought proceedings to a close.

All of the businesses participating in the showcase believe in the power of networking and conducting business face-to-face with other business owners.  Amesbury can proudly say they have a thriving Chamber who does its’ utmost to facilitate business growth and to speak for its’ membership on matters that affect them.

Stonehenge Chamber of Trade welcomes all new members and if you wish to join please email  If you are interested in exhibiting at next year’s showcase please email Michele Way at

Photos of the day can be seen below, courtesy of Simon Ward Photography.  A full gallery is available at  If you would like high res copies of the images for publicity purposes please contact Simon on

Spire FM recorded several soundbites on the day and here are just a few of them:

Stonehenge part 1

Stonehenge Part 2

jim from gmts workwear

janet shapland – director of pa for a day

ian porter – wessex drainage solutions

david – md of rgv engineering, netheravon