Ealing Business Expo 2023

Tuesday 7 March – 10am to 12noon – Zoom
Wednesday 8 March – 10am to 4pm – University of West London

Event schedule
for Ealing Business Expo 2023

(Links to video snippets from each session added below. In order not to miss any video uploads, subscribe to our YouTube channel)

For further details of items on the agenda, have a look here: page 7 of the ‘Expo Guide’

Zoom meetup
10:00am to 12:00noon

(Sessions recorded)

10:00am-10:05am – Welcome to Day 1 – open session starts on Zoom; stay on for the discussions or visit the virtual stands (or both!) View full 2-hour recording here on YouTube – with timestamps

10:05am-10:10am – Messages from sponsors View recording of this section

10:10am-10:30am – Group discussion – hosted by Carlene Bender, director, Ealing Business Expo (Contactus Ealing): “What can Ealing-based businesses look forward to in 2023?” View recording of this section

10:30am-10:40am – Business Talk 1 – “What to do when you feel like giving up on your business” Angela Warwick, Fresh Minds for Business, University of West London View recording of this section

10:40am-10:50am – Business Talk 2 – “This is the place to talk about startups” Russell McDonald, Barclays Eagle Labs View recording of this section

10:50am-11:00am – quick break to post on social media and to look at online stands to win competition for a £20 prize voucher to spend in the Expo merchandise shop online at Redbubble.com View recording of this section

11:00am-11:50am – Show N’ Tell – bring your product/skill/service to demonstrate to the audience: 1 minute per business, must be visual! e.g. product, tools, flyer, anything with your logo on it, show a quick demo, etc View recording of this section

11:50am-12:00noon – Come Together – final chat, feedback, competition winner announced, and preview of Day 2 taking place IN PERSON at University of West London (UWL), Ealing campus W5 5RF View recording of this section

End of Day 1

Thank you for joining in today

Love a bit of “behind the scenes”? Check out our Expo setting up video: view here

University of West London, Ealing W5 5RF
10:00am to 4:00pm

Check our Instagram page @ealingbizexpo for all the post-event coverage

10:00am-11:00am: UWL Regional Business Reception (Pillars Restaurant, UWL)

10:00am-11:30am: Visit the exhibition stands (Weston Hall) View the walk-through video here

10:00am-11:40am: The Soapbox Sessions 10 x 10-minute pop-up presentation slots for Ealing businesses (Heartspace):
in order of appearance
–Healthy Kind Deodorants (10:00-10:10)
–Adaptive Strength (10:10-10:20)
–Take Two Photography London (10:20-10:30)
–IromaMedia (10:30-10:40)
–Contactus Ealing (10:40-10:50)
–Minute Business Videos (10:50-11:00)
–Teknikality (11:00-11:10)
–Edworkation (11:10-11:20)
–to be confirmed (11:20-11:30)
–Ealing Wildlife Group (11:30-11:40)

11:40am-12:00noon: Speed Networking 1 (Freddie’s)

12:00noon-12:15pm: Exhibition Opening with the Mayor of Ealing, Cllr Mrs Mohinder Midha; Ealing Central and Acton MP, Dr Rupa Huq; local councillors; and Expo sponsors (Weston Hall) View clip of Dr Huq welcoming the attending businesses

12:15pm-12:45pm: First Panel Discussion: “Urgent Business: Going Green” hosted by Tom Levitt from the Claude Littner Business School, UWL (Meeting Room 1 – HT.GF.005)

12:45pm-1:15pm: Lunch / Break; Paint N’ Network session with Sangeeta Weatherley at SansArt (Heartspace)

1:00pm-1:20pm: Business Talk 1 with Russell McDonald, Barclays Eagle Labs [startups] (Meeting Room 1 – HT.GF.005)

1:20pm-1:40pm: Business Talk 2 with Gifty Gakpetor, IP Together [intellectual property] (Meeting Room 2 – HT.GF.006)

1:45pm-2:00pm: “Funded internships – would it work for your business” with UWL Placement and Employment Services (Meeting Room 1 – HT.GF.005)

2:00pm-2:45pm: Seminar: UWL Knowledge Transfer Partnerships – Funding Sprint (Meeting Room 1 – HT.GF.005)

2:40pm-3:00pm: Business Talk 3 “Tune up your marketing machine for 2023” with Nicky McKenna, WSI Digital Advisors [digital marketing] (Meeting Room 2 – HT.GF.006)

3:00pm-3:30pm Second panel discussion hosted by Carlene Bender, director, Ealing Business Expo (Contactus Ealing): “International Women’s Day – Ealing women in leadership – How do you #EmbraceEquity” (Meeting Room 2 – HT.GF.006)
Dipna Anand, chef, author and entrepreneur, Dipna At Somerset House and Brilliant Restaurant Southall;
Denitsa Minkova, financial adviser, Denitsa Minkova Wealth Management;
Amelia Au-Yeung, dean, Claude Littner Business School, UWL

**View recording of snippets from this session**

3:00pm-4:00pm: Round Table Discussion hosted by Ealing Council: “Start up and SME business support in Ealing” (Meeting Room 1 – HT.GF.005)

3:30-3:35: Prize draws (Heartspace)

3:40-4:00: Speed Networking 2 (Freddie’s)

4:00pm: Event Closing. Music and cake… (Heartspace)

Filming and editing by Lucky Jumper Films (connect with her on Instagram)

View on Flickr


Tap on the name of the business to go to their online “stand” lower down this page

1. Contactus / Ealing Business Expo
2. University of West London
3. Ealing Council
4. Makesworth Accountants
5. LED Factory
6. Britain Loves Baking
7. Barclays Business
8. Barclays Eagle Labs
9. Branduin Business Support
10. Plan To Grow
11. Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
12. Ealing Wildlife Group
13. Minute Business Videos
14. R Consultancy
15. Happy Faces by Mindi
16. Carlene2020 Expo merchandise


Meet them on Wed 8 March 2023 at Weston Hall, University of West London, St Mary’s Road, Ealing W5 5RF between 10am and 4pm

Find out more about all 50 exhibitors on the EXHIBITORS page

All about EalingBizExpo2023: read the ‘Expo Guide’ online