About Us

Paul Webster has many, many years’ experience in the Exhibition industry having organised all sorts of Expos’ all over the world, from trade shows in Poland to leisure exhibitions at Earls Court Olympia in London.

There’s not a lot Paul Webster doesn’t know, hasn’t seen or hasn’t done when it comes to organising exhibitions.

Paul Webster launched Guildford Means Business (now known as Surrey Business Expo) at the Spectrum Leisure Centre in Guildford in 2007.

Paul Bridgland joined the team in 2014 and took over the administrative and organisational running of the show. The show changed its name to Surrey Business Expo and moved first to G-Live in Guildford and then to its current home, Surrey Sports Park.

Paul Bridgland has spent most of his working life running a successful event and presentation company called Creation Station which he sold in 2000.

Paul has organised corporate presentations and created speaker support material for large corporates in the UK and overseas, including Barclays, Homebase, Meryl Lynch, and the UK Overseas Enterprise Board.
Paul’s experience is in organising the technical aspect, including sound, lighting and staging, and also creating the content and theme for the events.

Paul also currently runs a popular local businesses networking company called Connect Surrey which allows local business people to meet and do business with other local people on a regular basis over breakfast.

This year Both Paul’s have teamed up with another Paul, Paul Marcus of Eagle Radio!

Going forward the show will be run in permanent partnership with Eagle Radio and the new show. Hampshire Business Exo will enjoy its first year at the all-new Farnborough International Exhibition Centre in February 2019.


Hampshire Business Expo is a brand new show for 2019 launched following the continued success of Surrey Business Expo which is now in its twelfth year.

The shows are organised by Connect Surrey and Eagle Radio and attract pro-active local business within a 40-mile radius. Business Expo’s are the best way to promote your business – it’s your opportunity to showcase what you do to the maximum number of people, in one place on one day

Timeline of Surrey and Hampshire business expos…