BBxpo North Devon business exhibition returns for 2022

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BBxpo, North Devon’s largest independent business exhibition, returns after an absence of two years on Thursday 27 October at Devon Hall, Bideford College.

Business Boost branding

Originally named Bideford Business Expo, the event, which fast became known as BBxpo, has been rebranded as Business Boost Expo – Bideford to match complementary activities, including the Business Boost Startup & Business Development Guide, all aimed at supporting North Devon businesses.

This will be the third BBxpo exhibition, following the 2018 and 2019 events and cancellation of the 2020 and 2021 events in the pandemic.

Successful exhibition format

The 2022 event will repeat the previously successful formula of stands representing businesses from across Devon, a programme of workshops and / or talks plus the free late-lunch networking buffet for exhibitors and visitors.

Details are being finalised now and will be published on the dedicated event web site.

Affordable promotion

BBxpo’s aims remain the same: to provide effective and affordable exhibition and promotional opportunities for all North Devon businesses.

With stand space starting at £85 – within reach of any business – every exhibitor receives a business profile in Business Action magazine and on the BBxpo exhibition web site plus social media posts.

What other North Devon business event can match this?


Robert Zarywacz – who has run copywriting and communication partnership Zarywacz at for 28 years and is editor of Business Action – launched Need it Find with Alan Williams it in 2017 and organised the first BBxpo exhibitions in 2018 and 2019.

“We wanted to create an event that was open and accessible to every business in North Devon and provided good value,” says Robert. “The response to our first two exhibitions was fantastic and we are looking to build on this in 2022.”

In 2022,

Andrew Bowers – of Peak Online, which provides one complete online business solution for web site design and digital marketing at – is joining Robert as co-organiser, having previously exhibited at BBxpo.

Andrew says: “I thought BBxpo was fantastic local event and got to meet lots of local people. I want to increase my involvement and help grow it.

“You can’t manufacture naturally occurring meetings, but have to have events for people to attend which they enjoy and where they can discuss business.”

■ For details and to book exhibition space, visit