The Plymouth Business Show attracts top companies from across the region each year – that’s why it was such a fantastic opportunity to be able to sponsor the event and why it was the perfect timing to launch Thrive and its four daughter companies – Thrive Hubs, Thrive Tech, Thrive Talent and Thrive Capital – in Plymouth!

The Thrive team had a great day, in fact a great week, taking part in the various networking events with the Plymouth and Devon Chamber. We had a fantastic display setup in the entrance and café area, which allowed us to welcome each and every visitor to the exhibition and share with them the Thrive story, what we do and how we could help start-ups, entrepreneurs and business primed for growth.

We had two fantastic competitions for both exhibitors and visitors to get involved in, challenging them to guess how many balloons are in our Thrive Mini Cooper and post #showselfies to Twitter. We will be announcing winners of the Mini competition on our blog tomorrow, so watch this space. Although we had some wonderful (and very interesting) selfie pictures posted, Shaun Maclellan and Tim Nurse from Plymouth’s National Marine Aquarium were chosen for their shark jaw selfie and have won themselves a full days use of the Thrive Hubs Ocean Crescent boardroom

To finish proceedings, Thrive hosted closing VIP drinks, which allowed everyone to celebrate the success of the day and gave us the chance to meet exhibitors who had been busy on their stands and catch-up with anyone we had missed during the rest of the day.

But it doesn’t end here… For the Thrive team it is only the beginning and we are really excited about our three new Plymouth locations – with our city centre hub, Ocean Crescent, soon to open in July. As well as this, Burrington Business Park and the iconic Ship Building will be launching later in 2015 and will allow Thrive Hubs members fantastic flexible working space across the Plymouth area.

Plymouth is a thriving city and luckily we are well placed to help the local business community continue to grow. We look forward to helping nurture new business, as well as expand existing companies and being part of the Vision for Plymouth.