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Events being run by ISSBA and ISSBA members.


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Next Event

ISSBA Summer Networking Event

Thursday 20th July, 9.30am - 11am at Field of Dreams, Thurston

Join us for a very different networking event on 20th July - ethical networking! This will be networking with added feel good factor! While we network with other businesses in a relaxed atmosphere, we will be potting, planting and feeding animals. There will be gazebos provided in case of bad weather but wellies and suitable clothing are advised. Get out of the office and into the fresh air!

Thank you to I Roll Up My Sleeves and Field of Dreams for kindly sponsoring this event.

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Welcome to ISSBA

Ipswich & Suffolk Small Business Association (ISSBA) is the only business support organisation run by business owners for business owners. Established in 1986, ISSBA is non profit making and run by a committee of business owners who understand the ups and downs of being right at the coalface.

We are here to support you, by way of connecting you with other like minded business owners through our website, newsletters, full directory, annual exhibition and our lively and successful networking events. Let us help you make the most of this inspiring local business community.

Meet the Members Networking Event Sept 2017

Meet the Members Networking Sept 2017

Join us at our Meet the Members Networking Event on 27th September at The Old Custom House from 9.30am to 11.30am. Our popular Meet the Members events are a friendly and informal way to network over a coffee or tea. You don't need to be a member to attend so come along to find out more. Book your place now and get your business cards ready for a morning of networking. Thank you to St Elizabeth Hospice and Hunnaball Funeral Group for sponsoring this event.

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Anglia Business Exhibition 2017

Thank you to everyone that sponsored, exhibited at or visited ABE17. It was another great event with over 1,000 people there on the day.



If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or partner for ABE 2018, please click here or email us on contact@angliabusinessexhibition.com


ISSBA Charity of the Year

Atrium Studios is ISSBA's Charity of the Year for 2016-17

This year we have taken our Charity of the Year in a slightly different direction and are proud to be supporting Atrium Studios as part of our commitment to supporting local businesses.

Atrium Studios is an innovative creative industries hub located at UCS, Ipswich and is adjacent to the stunning Waterfront Marina. It is the first of its kind in Ipswich, and offers affordable studio and desk space to start-ups, SME's, freelancers, artists, graduates and alumni. It’s a space to; work, meet, collaborate, network and grow.

To find out more please visit www.uos.ac.uk/atriumstudios.

Benefits to Members

Each member of ISSBA has the opportunity to reap tremendous benefits from their involvement in the Association and their gain will depend greatly on their reason for subscribing to the most influential small business association in East Anglia.

Key benefits have included:

  • Mutual Support
  • Networking
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Monthly events
  • Annual Exhibition
  • Members Directory
  • Website


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“connecting your business”