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A very successful Meet the Members night was held at Venue 77 on Thursday 27th January.  Both established members, new members and those looking to join ISSBA enjoyed the opportunity to network informally over drinks and nibbles in the comfortable surroundings.  Chairman Chris Barnard gave a run down on the upcoming events and attendees were able to use the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about ISSBA’s forthcoming Suffolk Business Exhibition on April 13th.

Dave Lucas, a talented Essex-based caricaturist, took the opportunity to present the Chairman with his likeness from the evening – which will be displayed here soon!

This year’s Suffolk Business Exhibition 2011 is taking place on Wednesday 13th April from 2pm – 7pm at Trinity Park Conference Centre.  

The annual Suffolk Business Exhibition has become arguably the most prestigious business event in Suffolk and you have a chance to be part of it. Exhibition stands are always popular so please book early to avoid missing out. The event always enjoys a huge amount of publicity and large numbers of visitors so it is an excellent opportunity to promote your business. If you are interested in discussing the sponsorship opportunities available, please contact

For further information or to book an exhibition stand, please click here.  To pre-register for free exhibition entry click here.

Take thirty thirsty ISSBA members, a table of nibbles and delicious Memorable Cheeses, one knowledgeable expert and six types of wines and what do you have?  A very enjoyable networking event with a cheese and wine tasting thrown in! 

Thank you to Remedy and The Training Experts for their sponsorship and to everyone who helped to make the event at Epsilon House such a successful evening.  Jonathan Hare from Wine of Interest interpreted the brief of “Wines for Clients ….and Family and Friends” with his usual expertise and came up with three whites and three reds, the merits of which were hotly debated by those testing their taste-buds. 

Any clients benefiting from wine as gifts this Christmas should be very appreciative!

Pictures are now online in the photo gallery found under the events tab at the top of the page.

CB_PhotoISSBA is delighted to welcome Chris Barnard, Managing Director of The Training Experts Ltd, as the new Chair.  

Walk on ISSBA’s behalf and help raise £10,000 for EACH.  See Events page for further details.

Trinity Park is offering ISSBA members a special small unit size of 3mx3m square suitable for small businesses and their budget at the Suffolk Show on 2nd and 3rd June.  Minimum stand sizes are generally larger than this. 

Three parliamentary contenders for the Ipswich seat – Chris Mole (Labour), Ben Gummer (Conservative) and Mark Dyson (Lib Dem) - will be facing the audience along with Duncan Brodie, business editor of the East Anglian Daily Times and Julie West, who as chief executive of Tastes of Anglia is the voice of regional food and drink producers.  In true “Question Time” style, the panellists have no prior knowledge of the questions.  The debate is being chaired by experienced broadcaster and independent facilitator, Rachel Sloane.  Doors open at 12.30 at Trinity Park on 28th April and it’s first come, first served for ISSBA and Chamber of Commerce members.  If you can’t get a seat, then all’s not lost because the debate is also being relayed live into the main exhibition hall.

The Suffolk Business Exhibition 2010 has provided a downloadable invite which can be forwarded to help the success of the event by sending onto your colleagues and partners, simply download the PDF file and email on to all your contacts. Click here to get your invite

Update your profile on the ISSBA Website in time for the printed Directory.directory_icon
Deadline 26 February.

screenshotISSBA launched it's new website in January 2010, including many new and interactive features.


Wednesday 28th April 2010, Trinity Park Conference Centre SBE_small

The Suffolk Business Exhibition 2010 was an event to remember.

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