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Mowden Park hosts region’s biggest business event


A North East sports stadium opened its doors to local companies when it hosted the region’s biggest business exhibition.

Mowden Park’s Northern Echo Arena was transformed into a hive of activity on Thursday, April 30, as it held the fourth annual DL Business Expo.

Businesses both large and small set up stalls inside the ground, giving them the perfect opportunity to showcase their products and services to potential customers.

Visitors were also able to attend workshops and seminars held by some of the country’s most influential entrepreneurs. DL EXPO 2015

Lee Rust, managing director at Mowden Park, said: “The DL Business Expo was a huge success and again highlights the potential of the stadium to be used for events outside of sport.

“We are delighted to be working in partnership with Darlington Business Club on something that helps promote the region and boost the local economy.”

The DL Business Expo is the brainchild of Darlington Business Club and aims to boost the region’s economy by encouraging all businesses in the area to look to local companies to fulfil their goods and service needs.

Chairman of the Darlington Business Club, Graeme Rowatt, said: “The DL Business expo has gone from strength to strength each year.

“In fact, such was the popularity of the event this year, over half of the exhibition stands sold within a few hours of the event going online.’’

“It was important for us to find a suitable venue which would accommodate this fantastic opportunity and we were delighted to be able to work with Mowden Park.”

Mowden Park have already held a number of high profile sporting events at the Northern Echo Arena this year.

Among them has been a Rugby World Cup trophy tour, national press conferences with the England Rugby World Cup winning captain Katy Mclean MBE and Lawrence Dallaglio OBE, and the recent England Double Header Internationals.

The success of the DL Business Expo 2015, represent Mowden’s future ambition to become a core business and events hub within the North East.

For more information or to find out about booking the arena, please call Mowden Park on 01325 350267.

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