ENTREPRENEURIAL spirit filled the room at the Springfield Community Centre in Corsham after 200 business men and women came together for a new business show.

Around 50 exhibitors showcased their company at the free event last Wednesday, where they were also able to pick up industry tips from Jordan Daykin from GripIt Fixings and Rob Law from Trunki, both of Dragon Den’s fame.

Workshops including managing and thriving at work by Rob Hart and innovating your business model by Dave Jarman were also held during the day to help businesses reach their full potential.

Stuart Pearce, the president of the Corsham Chamber of Commerce and the managing director of SMARTech energy, said: “After months of careful planning, the one-day event proved to be a very successful platform for businesses across Wiltshire to showcase and promote their achievements, build new relationships and meet other businesses.

“There are some fantastic businesses within the local area and the show’s inspirational speakers spoke of their stories of success; offering advice and know-how.

“It was the Corsham Chamber of Commerce’s aim to get local businesses networking and working together; to grow and prosper for the better of our community and I believe the show helped achieve that.”

The event, which followed the successful Corsham Means Business shows in 2015 and 2016, supported local charity Dorothy House Hospice, who attended on the day.

A percentage of the profits from the show will go straight back to the charity, which helps look after patients and their families in Wiltshire and beyond.

"They are a wonderful charity, seamlessly integrated into the local community and tirelessly supporting families in need day in and day out," Mr Pearce added.