About Us

Welcome to the Surrey Business Expo

Welcome to the Surrey Business Expo 2023 – we’re the organisers… Paul Bridgland and Steve Page.

We’re both local business people and have lived in and around Guildford for most of our lives… Paul runs Connect Surrey, a local business networking group throughout the year, and Steve runs Surrey Event Specialist as well as organising the annual Guildford Beer festival.

We’re both ‘well-connected’ locally and passionate about getting local businesses together.

A bit about the Expo

Surrey Business Expo was formed in 2005 by Paul Webster and started life as Guildford Means Business, then in 2011 Paul Bridgland took over management of the show and over the past few years the name has changed a couple of times to our current name Surrey Business Expo.

In 2021 Steve Page joined as a partner and fellow organiser.

The Expo attracts 1,000+ local business people every year and has been operated without interruption (apart from 2020/2021) for over 16 years. The catchment area spreads up to 40 odd miles around Guildford and exhibitors come from as far afield as North London and Portsmouth.

We have a strong following and a core group of repeat exhibitors although every year a whole host of new businesses join our list of exhibitors. Whether you are exhibiting or just attending, we look forward to seeing you on 19th April 2023 at Surrey Sports Park.