THE south’s biggest business to business event drew thousands to the The Ageas Bowl in Southampton this week.

Organised by Hampshire-based Memo Events, it provided business owners and entrepreneurs support and guidance, advice and inspiration on either starting or growing a business.

The Southampton Business Show featured more than 100 regional businesses from accountants to website designers.

There were also free seminars and workshops covering a variety of topics ranging from networking, email marketing, telecoms, auto-enrolment, social media, sales and marketing.

Memo Events, which also runs business shows in Portsmouth and Basingstoke, was founded by Matthew Larcome, who commented: “Exhibiting at business shows is a great way to showcase your services and I recommend all local businesses seriously consider the benefits of attending local events like this.”