Ely Cathedral celebrates the best in business with exhibition

Celebration of Business at Ely Cathedral, Wendy Powels from Norvic Training in Dry Drayton

Celebration of Business at Ely Cathedral, Wendy Powels from Norvic Training in Dry Drayton - Credit: Archant

ELY Cathedral’s week-long Celebration of Business exhibition came to an end last Thursday with a key note speech from the Bishop of Huntingdon.

Celebration of Business at Ely Cathedral, Jenny Parramint from Spikytink Events, Ely with her cup ca

Celebration of Business at Ely Cathedral, Jenny Parramint from Spikytink Events, Ely with her cup cakes - Credit: Archant

The Rt Rev David Thompson addressed dozens of delegates from more than 150 businesses along with MP George Freeman.

Celebration of Business at Ely Cathedral, Jess Howard from Isle Interactive of Ely, with her ipad

Celebration of Business at Ely Cathedral, Jess Howard from Isle Interactive of Ely, with her ipad - Credit: Archant

The speeches brought a close to a hugely successful second instalment of the exhibition, which saw dozens of businesses showcase what they have to offer to colleagues, peers and members of the public.

Celebration of Business at Ely Cathedral, (l-r) Tim Paynter and Ann Rayner from Thistle Down Jewelle

Celebration of Business at Ely Cathedral, (l-r) Tim Paynter and Ann Rayner from Thistle Down Jewellery of Ramsey Forty Foot - Credit: Archant

The event began on April 5 and saw multi-national companies line up alongside sole traders in the stunning medieval cathedral to promote what they do to visitors, while also making new connections among other businesses.

Celebration of Business at Ely Cathedral, at the Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce stand are (l-r)

Celebration of Business at Ely Cathedral, at the Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce stand are (l-r) Chairman of Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce John Bridge, Membership Development Officer Peter Watts, and from Anvill Simon Atack - Credit: Archant

Further details are available from www.elycathedralbusinessgroup.org


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The event built on the success of the Celebration of Business which took place in Ely Cathedral in May 2012

Businesses were, once again, invited to promote themselves, free of charge, at the exhibition in the awe inspiring environment of Ely Cathedral.

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Businesses of all sizes took part.

They ranged from sole trader through to Multi-National rubbed shoulders for a week and business people will have the opportunity to meet and to learn from each other.

Organisers said the biggest part of the week was the networking and promotion event all afternoon of the final day

This was the one moment during the week long celebration when they encouraged as many people as possible, from all exhibiting organisations, to attend the Cathedral.

This was followed followed by the Celebration of Business Reception with a glass of wine and canapés from 6pm and speeches later.

At the launch of ECBG, and subsequently on publicity materials organisers stated that “all of the costs associated with the Celebration of Business have been sponsored, so attendance is free

“We believe that this objective is important, so that participation is genuinely open to all and not restricted to those that can pay”,

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