5th May, Thursday


Sussex Business Show

SBS22 Opens its doors to the public and will showcase a brand new B2B event for Sussex businesses to tap into.


Keynote Speakers

The event will showcase talks with leading Sussex entrepreneurs: Penina Shepherd, Bradley Hatchett and Sam Thomas.


Casino Opens....

We've partnered up with one of the leading Casino companies in Sussex to bring Poker and Roulette to the SBS22 event.


5th May, Thursday


Grab Lunch and Network

Join us in the lunch zone of the event, for a brand new style of speed eating to music. (ok, not speed eating, just lunch)


Lunchtime Workshops

Capture your imagination in Inspired Leadership, Workplace Wellbeing, Technology Today and Resilience Ace.


The Tiger's Pen

8 start-ups looking for investment will pitch live to tigers in the pen who will guide, advise and potentially invest at SBS22.


5th May, Thursday


The Grand Draw Winners

At 2:00pm we will announce the winners of the GRAND DRAW for the Casino Roulette. Let the Games Commence. Good Luck!


Afternoon Workshops

Final workshops of the SBS22 event will be on Cyber Security, Digital Disrupter, Business Diversity and Entrepreneurship.


Customer Service Award

Exhibitors will have all been means tested on their customer service before the show, and now is the time to see who's won?

Event Highlight



May 5th, Thursday
Join us for a fantastic day of business networking at Ardingly in West Sussex at The South of England Event Centre.
Simon Rand

Brand Innovation

Simon Rand
Kuuleats Local
01:00pm, May 5th 2022
“How do we come up with great ideas?” If you want to know how to innovate creatively within a small business, this SME workshop may help you explore your business branding services.

Customer Experience

Karen Burge
Thriving not Striving
01:20pm, May 5th 2022
If you don't look after your customers, someone else will. So, let's delve into what makes a 'good customer experience', and why customer service should be at the core of business today.

Sue Nelson

Startup Success

Jake Fox
01:40pm, May 5th 2022 
What makes a startup successful? In today's workshop we're going to hear from Jake Fox who created Paperound with a wonderful new concept of interns on-demand.

Chris White

Inspired Leadership

Sue Nelson
EY Breakthrough Incentives
02:00pm, May 5th 2022
Inspired leadership comes in many forms, but this special story comes from Sue Nelson, which will showcase the extraordinary rise of Breakthrough Funding, and it's legacy.


05th May, Thursday
If you have an interest in joining experts and business leaders of marketing across Sussex then please register on the website.
Sandra Crathern

Workplace Wellbeing

Sandra Crathern
02:30pm, May 5th 2022
A successful wellbeing programme requires engagement, time and commitment, so does your business have any wellbeing initiatives? No, then you're in the right place.

Technology Focus

Andrew Hookway
Extech Cloud
02:50pm, May 5th 2022
SBS22's tech talk may focus on a few different genres, but you'll only find out by attending the event. Will the technology focus be on past, present or future tech? Only Andrew knows!
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Diversity & Inclusion

Mo Kanjilal
Watch This Sp_ce
03:10pm, May 5th 2022
Diversity and inclusion drive innovation, motivation, results and profits. Harness them effectively, and you will reap the long-term benefits. Without them... What happens?

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Cyber Security

Chris White
03:30pm, May 5th 2022
The Cyber Resilience Centre for the South East exists to support and help protect businesses in the South East of England against cybercrime. Gain invaluable cyber security insights.


05th May, Thursday
The Sussex Business Show which is hosted by Network Xpress is delighted to showcase the Customer Experience Awards this year.
Chris Mansfield

Lead Generation

Chris Mansfield
Fusion Business Catalyst
04:00pm, May 5th 2022
Effective networking isn't just swapping business cards. It's about generating good quality business leads and connections Nationwide. So, would you like to know more?

Bonamy Waddell
Data Storytelling

Bonamy Waddell
Bon Insight
04:20pm, May 5th 2022
Would you like to find out the key areas to use your data to make business decisions with confidence? If the answer is yes, then this workship will be perfect for you!

Josh Mitchell

Digital Marketing

Josh Mitchell
Mitchell & Stones
04:40pm, May 5th 2022
This final workshop of the day will be given by the Co-Founder of Mitchell & Stones. Hear about Josh's journey in business with the highs and the lows of being a director.

Paul Bates

Customer Experience Awards

Paul Bates
CleanKill UK
05:00pm, May 5th 2022
Our Awards Sponsor is Cleankill Pest Control, and we will be joined by Paul Bates, who is the Managing Director of the company who will present the three awards on the day.