Mid Sussex District Council brings back its ‘Open4Business’ event on 26 March 2020 at the South of England Showground, Ardingly from 3.00pm to 6:30pm (7.00pm for networking). Bookings are now being taken for companies to exhibit or attend as delegates.  

There is free parking available at the venue and a free shuttle bus service will be in operation by Metro Bus before and after the event. Details on the shuttle bus service times will be released shortly.

The event provides a free networking opportunity where businesses can meet, hear about the latest business trends and discover sources of business support to help them grow in 2020.

Open4Business is free to attend and welcomes all businesses including start-ups, sole traders, SMEs and corporates.   As well as the business exhibition, visitors can participate in a number of networking opportunities including a speed networking session to grow their connections by meeting lots of business people in one go.  

An expert panel session will also take place where visitors can discover how to trade more ethically, develop a social purpose, and consider their impact on the environment. 

The Sussex Chamber of Commerce, Gatwick Diamond Business, Procurement Shared Service – Crawley, Horsham, Mid Sussex and Mole Valley, Bio-Productions, Eshcon Limited, Network Xpress Ltd, Metrobus, Creative Funding Solutions, Sussex Innovation Centre, Burgess Hill Business Parks Association, East Grinstead Business Association, Haywards Heath Business Association will join other local and national business organisations and colleges exhibiting their business support services.

Why attend Open4Business?

•             Discover business opportunities
•             Attend the free panel session debate the latest trends
•             Join a fun speed networking session to supercharge your connections
•             Learn more about innovative ideas and solutions to stay ahead of the competition
•             Explore the latest solutions that will help you grow your business

•             Connect with prospects, suppliers and government in the business hub exhibition

Councillor Stephen Hillier, Cabinet Member for Economy at Mid Sussex District Council said: “There is always a great buzz in the room at our ‘Open4Business’ events.  We are lucky to have a strong and successful business community and by bringing everyone together in this way, we are helping to grow the local economy and showcase local firms.” 

If you would like to exhibit or attend the event, please book online at

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