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Emma Bridgewater to be Guest Speaker at MENTA Business Show 2019

MENTA’s 11th annual Business Show is to be held on Tuesday 1st October at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds. Last year the Show attracted over 700 people who visited the 70-business exhibitor stands, 280 people attended the business talks and seminars.

Alex Till, chief executive of MENTA said, “I am pleased to announce, Emma Bridgewater will be our keynote speaker. I’m looking forward to hearing how she has built her well-known brand and the important business lessons she has learnt.”

The popular classic modern pottery artist is famous for her unique and colourful designs. Her pottery brand has expanded in recent years to designs on glass, tins, picnicware, wallpaper and fabrics. The company has a factory in Stoke on Trent and Emma is based in Norfolk. She became a patron and supporter of local children’s charity Break in 2018 after designing a limited-edition hare mug to celebrate Break’s 50th anniversary.

The MENTA Business Show is expected to attract a diverse range of exhibitors representing long standing, established companies as well as innovative, creative start-ups.

The annual event  has been sponsored for eleven consecutive years by Atkins Thomson Solicitors.  Rob Dellow, partner at Atkins Thomson commented, “I’m looking forward to meeting with business owners, both exhibitors and visitors and celebrating all that is good about living in, and building a business in the eastern region.”

The MENTA Business Show will be open from 9am until 4.30pm and is free to attend. Tickets to hear Emma Bridgewater are now on sale. Visit www.menta.org.uk or call MENTA for more details on 01284 760206. Tickets cost £5 each and £2.00 from each ticket sold will be donated to the children’s charity Break.

Photograph by Mark Bullimore

Sue Wilcock