Shropshire Chamber Connectin Business Expo

Mar 22, 2024 | DY News, Events

We attended the Shropshire Chamber of Commerce Connectin Business Expo on 21 March 2024.


The popular Business Expo gives members and non-members the perfect opportunity to raise their businesses profile, generate new sales leads and make new contacts.

7.45 to 8.15 – Registration. Tea/Coffee and breakfast baps
8.15 to 9.45 – Breakfast Meeting with Guest Speaker James Roberts MBE
10.00 to 13.00 – Business Expo Opened
11.00 to 12.00 – Speed Networking session
13.00 to 14.00 – Networking Buffet Lunch – After a busy morning of networking, we had lunch to end the day in a relaxed environment

Breakfast Meeting with Guest Speaker James Roberts MBE – In 2007, James Roberts faced a life-altering challenge when bacterial meningitis claimed both his legs. Both physically and mentally this was his lowest ever point, technically dying twice during his two-and-a-half-year road to recovery in hospital. From this hardship emerged a story of unwavering resilience and triumphant spirit.

Rather than surrender to adversity and wanting to get back in to sport, James discovered a newfound passion for wheelchair rugby. His journey to the pinnacle of this demanding sport culminated in a Paralympic gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

For four years prior to the 2020 Paralympics, he seamlessly juggled the demanding life of a professional athlete while working full-time as a chartered architectural technologist. This dual commitment not only showcased his physical resilience but also highlighted his exceptional work ethic and time management skills. James’s contributions to disability sport were officially recognized with an MBE, a testament to his impact beyond the athletic arena. 

Transitioning gracefully from the world of wheelchair rugby, James has embraced the transition in career away from wheelchair rugby and has fully set his sights on tackling new challenges in the construction industry.

James’ story showcases that triumph over adversity is not just a motto but a way of life.

How visiting an Expo can benefit you and your business:

  • Make new contacts
  • Find new suppliers
  • Network with business professionals
  • Opportunity to meet many Shropshire Businesses under one roof

Take a peek at some pics of our exhibition stand…

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