Business owners, MPs and community leaders have praised a Milton Keynes entrepreneur and hailed the success of her second business expo in the town.
Business Expo 3.0 was held at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, next door to the MK Dons football stadium and organised by Victoria Beale, owner of Newport Pagnell company Rapid Sales Solutions, it attracted around 100 exhibitors, and more than 2,000 delegates.
Having visited the show Mark said: "It's so important for Milton Keynes and businesses to have a show like this. One of the key ingredients for the future of Milton Keynes is the economic growth that we must secure before we start building even more houses for people to live in.
"Shows like this galvanise the local community and they bring businesses together to exchange information and to work with one another."
Victoria was delighted with how the expo went. She said: "We were really pleased it was such a successful event.
"There was a great buzz, the footfall was excellent throughout the day, and we had some lovely feedback from exhibitors, with many of them saying they had walked away with leads for future business."