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Here you will find a full listing of all our Partners and Exhibitors that will be in the Innovation Showcase Expo. 


3aaa is an outstanding training provider of Apprenticeships in England, specialising in the delivery of Professional Services Apprenticeships such as IT/Web and Software, Digital Marketing, Accountancy, Financial Services and Business Administration.

We are a national company offering a personalised, local service in over 41 locations across England as we look to change the lives of young people through our work with local employers recruiting apprentices and helping these young people to find a pathway into the career of their dreams.

Visit us at stand D27

19eleven was create19eleven_paralympic_sports_managementd by two former Great Britain teammates, Richard Whitehead MBE and Mark Briggs, with them having 30 years of combined experience in elite para-sport and delivery of inspirational programmes.

19eleven works under different principles to other sport management companies, focusing on the athlete’s development as an individual, educating them with the skills and ability to self-promote, engage with their supporters and sponsors, which in turn will lead to a sustained buy-in over their sporting career and beyond.

Visit us at stand D23

Arch Communications is an award-winning PR and marketing agency based locally but operating nationally. We’ll help you work out and tell your story, so you stand out in the crowd. Our experience, skills, creativity and contacts benefit clients large and small, and we’re proud that our work has been recognised with top industry honours.

From crisis handling and strategy to press releases, social media and inspiring copywriting – we have the tools to build your brand. Reputation matters, so come and see what we can do for you.

Website:                                        Twitter: @archcomms

As an industrial dBluefrog Design Logo (Hi-Res)-01esign consultancy we support and help businesses grow through innovation, design and technology. For over 25 years we have worked closely with clients across the Midlands the UK and Europe to develop and deliver commercially ready products, engineered cost effectively to meet the needs of the end user and more importantly to deliver a significant return on investment.  

 With a diverse client base from inspired inventors to SME’s, multinationals and academia, we understand the needs of every enterprise are unique so we refine our development process to meet the demands and challenges of every project. We have worked across a broad range of sectors including; consumer, industrial, transport, medical and packaging gathering a wealth of knowledge and expertise which we apply to get products successfully to market.

Visit us at pod P24B to discuss your product and how we can work together to make your idea tangible and commercial. 

British Business Bank works in conjunction with private sector partners to enable smaller businesses to access more finance, from a greater number of providers, through a wider range of products.  Our goal is to change the structure of finance markets for smaller businesses, so these markets work more effectively and dynamically.  This will help businesses prosper and build economic activity in the UK.

Website:                       Twitter: @britishbank

Visit us at stand D31

Come on in to the ‘Charge-it! recharge zone‘ to keep your phones and tablets all charged up throughout the day. Your device can be safely locked away in our charging station while it charges, or you can borrow one of our power packs and charge on the go!

Charge-it is a member of the Datacharge group of companies that provide phone and tablet charging solutions on flexible short or long term hire contracts, leasing or even outright purchase. Talk to us about our range of charging solutions to see what’s right for your business, and even charge your phone while you’re here!

Visit us at stand D32

Cofabrico is a crowd-powered, Cloud-based Rapid Elastic Manufacturing based on the XaaS (everything-as-a-service) and Cloud model platform  that enables companies to transform and digitize their product development process using co-creation and on demand -manufacturing.

Visit us at pod P23A

The D2N2 Growth Hub is a vital network for growing and ambitious businesses across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

At the heart of everything we do is a thriving business community that has the potential, ambition and commitment to grow, from small to medium sized enterprises to large, established businesses.

There is a vast array of services on offer from the public, private and third sectors but many businesses struggle to find the best services to fit their needs. The D2N2 Growth Hub fills this gap by providing up-to-date, valuable and relevant information, guidance and support – saving you time and helping you to focus on what’s important for your success.

The D2N2 Growth Hub team includes dedicated, experienced and expert business advisors, who are there to give you the right advice at the right time. So whether you need access to finance to expand, guidance on the latest legislation or practical business support, our advisors are here to help.

Once you have connected with the D2N2 Growth Hub we will shout about your success, give you access to workshops and events, share the latest funding news and keep you informed of any regional or national programmes that will help with your growth plans.

Visit us at stand D2

NatWest serves customers in England and Wales, supporting them with their personal, private, business banking needs. NatWest helps customers at all stages in their lives, from opening student accounts, to buying their first home, setting up a business, and saving for retirement.

Alongside a wide range of banking services, NatWest offers businesses specialist sector knowledge in areas such as manufacturing and technology, as well as access to specialist entrepreneurial support.

Worldpay is a global leader in payments processing technology and solutions for our merchant customers. We operate reliable and secure proprietary technology platforms that enable merchants to accept a vast array of payment types, across multiple channels, anywhere in the world.

Worldpay has been a pioneer in card payments, multi-currency processing, online payments and contactless, and is aiming to lead the way in expanding global reach, data analytics and optimisation, and the emerging field of integrated payments.

On a typical day, we process over 31 million mobile, online and in-store transactions – that’s around 400 a second. In 2015, we processed 13.1bn transactions with a total value of c.402bn. We support 400,000 merchants in 126 currencies across 146 countries, offering over 300 payment methods. We are the leader in payments in the UK, where we process approximately 42% of all transactions.

Visit us on stand D33