Gatwick beckons after best Brighton & Hove Business Show ever

8th July 2024

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Mike Monk is hosting the Gatwick Business Show in October.

Hot on the heels of the most successful Brighton & Hove Business Show since its inception, visitor registrations have opened for the inaugural Gatwick Business Show.

Mike Monk, the events’ organiser, welcomed hundreds of people through the doors of the Amex Stadium in Brighton last month. He described the day as ‘fantastic’, saying the vibe in the exhibition lounges and conference rooms was ‘buzzing’.

Sponsored by PBS Group, Data Mail Solutions and County Business Clubs Sussex, the event saw the use of a new QR code entry system to speed up pre-registered visitor admissions.

Guest speakers included Gerry Lawrence, a director at Freeman Clarke, Emma Pearce, founder of Pearce Marketing, and Gareth Dimelow, founder of Inside Stories.

Brighton Chamber of Commerce led the ever-popular Slo-mo Networking session in the afternoon.

Titan Workwear kindly sponsored this year’s Best Stand competition, which was won by Bella June Flowers and Marram Trading with Clearline Recruitment receiving the runner-up trophy.

The show followed a Networking Breakfast, staged in HB’s restaurant at the stadium. Guest speaker was Camille Pierson, founder of The Float Spa.

Mike said: “The 2024 Brighton & Hove Business Show was by far the biggest and best show I have ever staged.

“The vibe in the rooms was fantastic and the numbers were amazing. People dipped in and out during the day and, at one point, we had over 400 people in the exhibitor lounges. The whole day was buzzing.”

In addition to offering unlimited networking opportunities, there were plenty of chances for show-goers to win prizes. A huge number of stands ran giveaways, with everything from bottles of plonk to tool kits being given away.

Throughout the day, Mike and the team were supported by Claire Catliff, of Love Luxury Events.

Next year’s show is being staged on June 5. Visit to learn more about stand bookings, which are predicted to sell out fast.

Mike’s attention now moves to Gatwick Business Show, which is being staged in partnership with Gatwick Diamond Business.

Taking place at the Felbridge Hotel and Spa on October 17, it will be free to visit. Online registration for visitor passes is now open at

Stand bookings are also open. For further information, visit:

Images: Howie McConnell