Networking Events at The 3 Counties Expo

Book and join us for networking with great speakers and a chance to promote your business.

Breakfast Networking Event 7.30am-9am Cost £17.50 

Join us for breakfast to make some great new connections, everyone will get the chance to do a quick intro, we expect around 50 people so it will be quick!

There will be a table set up for attendees to display your cards and literature and an attendee list will be sent out after the event.

After you have enjoyed breakfast we will hear from our guest speaker,Richard McBarnet from Lumina Technologies

Cyber Security - Is your business protected?

In the UK, 65% of large companies are targeted by hackers, and the average security breach costs a company £36.5k. It is therefore hugely important to understand how to protect your business from a cyber attack.

Richard McBarnet will share key learnings, insights and requirements company owners and directors need to ensure the safety of their IT infrastructure. And with over 20 years of managed IT service provision, he is well placed to explain the who, why, what and how of cyber security.


Lunch Networking Event 1.30pm-3pm Cost £28

The Expo will finish at 1.30pm so join us for lunch to meet with some of the exhibitors and other attendees. We expect this to sell out so book early!

We will give everyone a chance to do a quick intro and with 70 people expected to attend this will be quick!

There will be a table set up for attendees to display your cards and literature and an attendee list will be sent out after the event

Our guest speaker is Julianne Ponan from Creative Nature .

From Slaying Dragons to Business Plans- what it really takes to be successful in business!

Multi award winning entrepreneur Julianne Ponan started her business, Creative Nature at just 22. Her business plan has been pivotal to her success and she will share with you her top tips on why this important document should not be ignored. Julianne appeared on the last series of BBC’s Dragons Den, totally terrified when faced with the Dragons and their intensive questioning,  this led her to become known as one of the most nervous entrepreneurs on the show!  She will share how she turned the pitch around to tame Dragon Deborah Meadon.

Join us for lunch to be inspired by the achievements of this amazing leading entrepreneur leaving you with the realisation that anything is possible with your business.


About Julianne Ponan

At 22 years old, became owner and CEO of Creative Nature a superfood brand. She suffers from anaphylaxis since she was 2 years old which is why she focused on Creative Nature launching a range of free from foods with good nutrition. Within an 24-month period she had put the company back into profit, raising the brands profile and launching new product lines all with only 2 members of staff.

Julianne has taken Creative Nature from strength to strength launching the brand into Sainsbury’s, Ocado, The Co-operative, Asda and TK Maxx. Creative Nature is at the forefront of ‘superfood’ and ‘free from’ innovation, launching completely unique baking mixes that push the boundaries of healthy home-baking. This summer Julianne has secured national listings in Sainsburys for her Baking Mixes and The Co-operative for her healthy flapjack bars.

She is also the youngest winner of the National Natwest Everywoman Artemis Award for Women Entrepreneurs. Julianne also won 3 awards in FSB Surrey Business awards for Young Person in Business, Real Life Entrepreneur and Overall Winner, she was Director of the Year at the Toast of Surrey Awards and Young Director of the year in the IOD Awards and was recently voted by the public as the Guardians Leader of the Year.

Julianne is also a mentor for Virgin Startup, keynote speaker and enjoys helping young entrepreneurs achieve their goals with particular focus in the food/retail industry