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A successful Afro-Caribbean small business expo

13 March 2017 |

Saturday the 25th of February 2017 saw the first ever Afro-Caribbean Small Business Expo take place in the eclectic and cosmopolitan city of Bristol. The inaugural occasion at the Trinity Hall, a converted church that is close to the heart of the community, welcomed over 1000 people to enjoy the occasion. Gregg Latchams was represented by Marti Burgess, Head of Bristol Corporate SME and Laura Dodds, Trainee Solicitor in our Corporate and Commercial team.

The event was opened by the Lord Mayor of Bristol, Jeff Lovell, and the Jamaican Consulate, and closed by Bristol Mayor, Marvin Rees and the new Jamaican High Commissioner, Seth George Ramocan. Gregg Latchams received a great mention in the High Commissioner’s speech as he welcomed the breadth of businesses within the Jamaican diaspora community in Bristol, and was particularly pleased to see that its members were even running law firms.

The Gregg Latchams team spoke to delegates and visitors including fellow stallholders and business owners, offering advice on a broad range of corporate matters and commercial law. There was also interest in making wills and enquiries on how they deal with any properties owned in Jamaica that they wanted to leave to family members resident in the UK or abroad.

The expo put Bristol in the limelight, offering exposure and networking to businesses that are underrepresented and underexposed, both in the city and nationally. The Gregg Latchams team can’t wait to be involved again next year, especially as there aren’t many business networking events which have a reggae sound track whilst you eat jerk chicken and drink red stripe.

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