UK Business Events – February
Events are a brilliant way for businesses of all sizes to discover networking opportunities and industry news. To help save you searching the internet for the latest events in the UK and Ireland we’ve compiled this list of SME business events to keep an eye out for during February.
You’ll also find a few free business webinars that we’ve stumbled across and thought would be of interest to you. If there are any February business events that we’ve missed and you’d like to share them then please leave us a comment below.
[UPDATE] We’ve thrown in a couple of bonus events that are taking place outside of February but are well worth keeping in your diary.
18th to 20th March – Business 2012 (The O2, London, UK)
“Harness 200 minds to take your business forward: With expert help and advice from 200 exhibitors, you can take your business to the next level in this amazing year for Great Britain. Gone are the days of lifeless exhibitions with rows of soulless stands – the future has arrived. Business 2012 has been dissected into three areas to help you find the best solution for you during your visit.”
17th to 18th May – Business Startup (ExCel, London, UK)
“As the industry-leader, Business Startup is free for anyone thinking about starting a business or expanding a business. With over 140 seminars, over 200 exhibitors, advice, opportunities, and much more, can you afford to miss out?”
February Business Events
2nd February – FREE Webinar ‘A Guide to the New Google Analytics’ (Your Desk)
“We continually stress to our clients the importance of data and more importantly tracking their websites ROI. Google Analytics is a valuable tool to help do this and a recent update has been launched to improve user experience and interaction. The new version of Google Analytics has a host of new features including a new interface, added functionalities and faster reporting. However, this update has confused many existing users…”
8th February – The Business Growth Show – Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire (Jurys Inn Milton Keynes Hotel, UK)
“The Business Growth Show is an opportunity to be inspired by your peers whilst networking. Seek advice from our exhibitors, learn from our seminars and ultimately grow your business with the leads gained. This event is sponsored and free to attend. We welcome you for the full day or for the hours that fit around your schedule.”
13th to 17th February – Social Media Week (London, UK)
“Reflecting on the global impact of social media and its role as a catalyst in driving cultural, political, economic and social change, Social Media Week’s theme in February will focus on Empowering Change through Collaboration.”
20th to 24th February – SES London (The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, UK)
“SES will take place over 3 days with separated tracks in themes. Day 1 will have a SEO track and a PPC track along with a kick-start to the conference with an introduction for beginners. Day 2 also includes a SEO track and a PPC track but follows with a Social Media Track discussing solutions on a budget. Day 3 also features 3 tracks which include; ‘Accelerator’ with advanced information, a ‘Hot Topics’ track discussing competitive analysis and a track on Local and Mobile.”
22nd to 23rd February – Business South 2012 (The Rose Bowl, Southampton, UK)
“Gaining new contracts and generating sales to grow the business will be prime objectives for companies exhibiting and visiting at Business South 2012. This unique event remains fresh and innovative and is constantly changing to meet the needs of the Southern business community.”
23rd February – A Crash Course in Email & Social Media Marketing for SMEs (The Edge, 34 Endcliffe Crescent, Sheffield, UK)
“Many small business owners know that they are sitting on a goldmine of customer data and product knowledge. However, understanding how to build a strategy to maximise the potential from these valuable marketing resources isn’t always so obvious. This seminar is designed to help SME owners identify opportunities and build strategies around cost cost effective and profitable Email Marketing and Social Media Marketing campaigns.”
29th February – Two Counties Business Exhibition 2012 (Newmarket Racecourses, Newmarket, UK)
“A new exhibition, at a different time of year, incorporating two counties. Working in partnership with Forest Heath District Council and Newmarket & District Chamber. For exhibitors the event provides a cost-effective opportunity to promote new products and services, generate sales leads and raise the company profile amongst the wider business community. While for visitors who drop-in on the day there will be the chance to reduce business costs by sourcing new suppliers, check out what the competition’s up to, network with other businesses and pick up lots of new ideas to help your business to become more successful – all of this completely free of charge.”
So that’s our top choice of SME business events for the month. And a quick reminder, if there are any February business events that we’ve missed and you’d like to share them then please leave us a comment below.