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Thank you all

Dear Exhibitors, dear Visitors, dear Partners: we would like to say ‘thank you’ for joining the Rotherham European Business Festival. Thank you for your attendance and for your trust. Without you we wouldn’t be able to organize this event.

We are aware that there’s still a lot to improve, that we need to find the other way to reach more potential beneficiaries, but we are happy hearing from our Visitors, Partners and Exhibitors: yes, the idea is fantastic.

We hope to see you again soon.

Thank you all!

The Organizers

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Nearly 30 companies and organizations promoted their offer at first edition of Rotherham European Business Festival. They offered business & legal advising, debt management, accountancy, marketing, video, photography and PR services, sales support, various professional courses – often completely free of charge, apprenticeships, business networking opportunities – both local and international, as well as job opportunities, tourist offers in Central & Eastern Europe and… top quality Polish windows in competitive prices. Anyone interested in starting or growing business could find somebody that can give a hand and could participate great presentations delivered by our Partners. We are also proud that we hosted a Polish organization – Local Investors Service Centres (LCOI) – that helps invest in Eastern Poland.

The second day of Rotherham European Business Festival consisted of two conference panels. During the first one attendees could learn more about business support in Yorkshire. The presentations were delivered by Rotherham Investment & Development Office, Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce, UK Trade & Investment, Enterprise Europe Network, Inova Consultancy and The Skills Academy. The second panel touched various topics like: linking businesses from Yorkshire with those from Central & Eastern Europe (Yorkshire Tourist Organization), support for Rotherham communities (RotherFed), domestic violence and Polish helpline for its victims (by Ewa Wilcock from Polish Domestic Violence Helpline), offer for investors interested in Eastern Poland (LCOI) and investing in properties in the UK (by Fridomiacy). Find out more about seminars here.

We are happy that Rotherham European Business Festival was something more than a networking opportunity: those who are thinking about setting up or growing business have found support (workshops, one-to-one consultation and various trainings completely free of charge).

If you missed the inaugural edition, check out who trusted us and who can influence your business or help develop your career. Do not hesitate to contact them – the are waiting for people like you: business-oriented, looking for new opportunities and expanding their horizons.

Meet the exhibitors

ABS Service

Accountancy and business advising. If you are looking for flexible, efficient and confidential bookkeeping support as well as a professional, reliable bookkeeper for your business, contact ABS Service. The company provides both Polish and English speaking services.


Astor Productions

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Astor Productions is a team of professionals who have a great amount of passion for film making. They all have backgrounds in different crafts, but as a team they collaborate in search for the best possible results. They offer the full implementations of the order; this includes scripts, storyboarding, treatments, production, post-production and the usual logistics of making a video. Each individual project is treated in the same way as a television production in terms of professionalism (full HD quality). By using the latest equipment, they are able and prepared to put into effect the commissions of even the most demanding customers.


Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce

Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber is the voice of business in the locality and a driving force to support member’s productivity and profitability in challenging global markets. It offers varied business support to its members and non-members and for start-ups, as well.

Best Property Investments LTD.



CRI enables people to make the positive changes necessary to lead independent and purposeful lives and create safer, healthier communities. It is a social care and health charity working with individuals, families and communities across England and Wales that are affected by drugs, alcohol, crime, homelessness, domestic abuse and antisocial behaviour.

The Debt Advisor

The Debt Advisor is a multi-award winning practice offering debt advice and solutions which will bring relief from debt. The team is passionate about helping individuals back on their “financial feet” and their advisors have been expertly trained to talk you through the different debt options that are available.

Enterprise Europe Network

Helping small companies make the most of the business opportunities in the European Union is the Enterprise Europe Network’s mission. Our experts can help you find international business partners, source new technologies and receive EU funding or finance. And they can advise you on issues so diverse as intellectual property, going international, or EU law and standards.


Favola is the owner of A Cup of Yorkshire – a blog about South Yorkshire attractions written in Polish. Contact Favola if you want to advert your tourist offer, need a tour leader or tourist services in Poland or Romania.


Forde Recruitment

Established in June 1991, Forde Recruitment is a one stop recruitment solution. The Company’s aim is to provide outstanding service to both it’s clients and candidates. The company believes that, in order to do, they must specialise in specific markets without trying to be everything to everyone. That is why they concentrate their efforts and handle vacancies within specific sectors; Permanent, Industrial Temps and Commercial Temps. Looking for a job as a driver? Then look no further – you have just found it here.


‘Fridomiacy’ is an organization that associates people investing in properties in the UK. It is created by investors, usually Poles, that have chosen to emigrate with purpose of building financial freedom. Everyone that is interested in investing in properties can attend monthly meetings in Leeds which give an opportunity to learn about UK’s property market, investing strategies and meet investors, that have already made their first step in property investing.


Inova Consultancy

Inova Consultancy provides a flexible consultancy service that responds to the needs of organisations and individuals internationally in the area of diversity, equal opportunities and entrepreneurship. Inova’s team has specialist experience and a proven track record in bid writing and the management of European and national funded projects in these fields. Contact Inova if interested in various business-oriented trainings and programmes for women entrepreneurs and women in management.

Lokalne Centrum Obsługi Inwestora (LCOI)

Local Investor Service Centre builds a partnership of local governments, companies from different sectors, business and business promotion departments etc. Its offer for foreign businesses includes a modern business communication system – the Innovative Vortal for Business Communication, where you can market your business, check what the others offer and find business partners and varied databases.

Narvia Tourist Info Centre

Narvia Tourist Info Centre Ltd. promotes active, nature and cultural tourism in Central & Eastern Europe. It’s the owner of ‘The Chronicles of Narwia’ – awarded ‘Certificate of the Best Tourist Product 2011′ by Polish Tourism Organization. Contact this company if look for business trip to Poland ad CEE. Narvia TIC is co-organizer of Rotherham European Business Festival.

Nika Gifts

Nika Gifts is an online shop full of handmade unique gifts, like cards, earrings, necklaces, sets and decorations. Cards, invitations and jewellery are also made customised and personalised.

Polish Domestic Helpline

The main purpose of the helpline is to provide Polish people who are experiencing domestic violence with a confidential contact, which will allow them to talk about their situation in their native language and to obtain information about available help and support. It will co-operate with English and Polish organisations and support groups with the aim of referring victims to them. Helpline staff speak Polish. They offer support to Polish people living in the UK. The project is carried out by Polish website Nowe Życie Bez Przemocy (A New Life Without Violence) in co-operation with Cheshire Without Abuse.



Established in 1985, PolWindows is a branch of Drutex -a company that has been conducting its operations on the Polish market. Originally the company has been a manufacture of high quality fence nets and as of 1987 it has also produced wire and wire-related materials.

Regional Language Network

english for work

Looking for free English for work foundation courses? Here you are. Contact Regional Language Network which provide such trainings. The aim of this course is to equip you to be able to express your skills through positive training and become a ‘must have’ employee, in any company where English is the working language throughout the world work market


RotherFed supports communities in Rotherham Borough to grow and develop, working with them to build their sense of belonging, community pride and spirit. It works with and through grass roots community groups that are committed to bringing communities together, giving all communities a voice and creating local solutions to local issues.

Rotherham Investment & Development Office

Rotherham Investment and Development Office can provide business advice, free property searches & marketing, recruitment & training advice and help starting your company. Through its funded Soft Landings program it offer a comprehensive array of services for small, dynamic international companies expanding into one of our centres. Companies can benefit from a package of support for the first six months to assist their transition into the UK market.


SDM Consultancy

Sagar Day McIntyre is an integrated communications consultancy, developing effective strategies to deliver tangible results for their clients. They look at finding new and exciting ways to shape the story, inspire advocates, engage influencers and most importantly keep a focus on their client’s objectives and deliver insight back into their business. They provide a single point of contact for businesses integrating expertise in branding, messaging, storytelling, web-development, SEO, PR, social, digital and traditional marketing right through to sales outsourcing or training.


The Skills Academy

The Skills Made Easy is a new programme, funded through the City Deal, which puts control over training directly into the hands of employers in the Sheffield City Region. The programme provides expert on the choice of courses and training providers, which reduces hassle and keeps bureaucracy to a minimum. The aim is to help small and medium sized companies across the Sheffield City Region to get the high quality training of the type they need, in the place they need it and at the time that they need it.

Ufniak Photography

Professional looking corporate photographs are an essential part of today’s business as every company needs an online presence in these modern times. High quality corporate photography can dramatically raise your profile when used online be it Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or your company website. Do you need them? Contact Ufniak Photography,


UK Trade & Investment

UK Trade & Investment works with UK based businesses to ensure their success in international markets through exports. We have professional advisers around the UK and staff across more than 100 countries. They encourage and support overseas companies to look at the UK as the best place to set up or expand their business.They are responsible for:

  • international trade and investment
  • helping UK companies achieve their potential overseas through exporting
  • encouraging investment in the UK by overseas businesses.

Wosskow Brown

Their clients tell that they provide an excellent, value-driven service. So it’s not surprising they have recently won a prestigious Yorkshire Law Firm of the Year Award. Wosskow Brown has also won various awards for its commitment and excellence in client care. Contact Wosskow Brown if need advising in the fields like: business start-up, mergers and acquisitions, business rescue and insolvency, contracts, intellectual properties and many more.


Yorkshire Tourist Organization

Run by Polish nationals living in South Yorkshire, Yorkshire Tourist Organization Limited is a social enterprise with a mission to promote Yorkshire to Central & Eastern Europe across business and tourism. Locally we work to build a strong CEE community in Rotherham and Yorkshire establishing positive relationships with local organisations and institutions. International aims are to link Yorkshire businesses with Central & Eastern Europe and to bring tourists from Central & Eastern Europe to Yorkshire. YTO is the originator of Rotherham European Business Festival and its co-organizer.

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Polski program – kliknij w mapkę.


October 7th – Business Expo

10 am to 5 pm,  New York Stadium, Rotherham

  • Business Support
  • Business Advice
  • Financial services
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Business Services
  • Polish-speaking Services
  • Polish Products

Check them here.

October 8th – Seminars

From 10 am to 5 pm, New York Suite, New York Stadium, Rotherham.

Room 1 – Business Conference

10.00 – Ready for Business – presentation by Rotherham Investment & Development Office & Barclays Bank

Speakers: Martyn Benson & Robert Langley

10.30 – Benefits of membership – by Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce

Speakers: Andrew Deniff – Chief Executive BRCC & Mark Hanningan – Operations Manager BRCC

11.00 – Help in trade & investment between the UK and Eastern Europe – by UKTI

Speaker: Anna Parker, MIBM, UKTI Yorkshire and Humber Language and culture adviser

11.30 – Finding New Opportunities with the Enterprise Europe Network - by Enterprise Europe Network in Yorkshire

Speaker: Andy Taylor, Innovation and Technology Specialist

12.00 – Making the most of being international in the UK – by Inova Consultancy Ltd.

Speaker: Marina Larios, Inova’s Director

12.30 – Let us help grow your business – by Skills Made Easy

Speakers: Anna White & Pippa Proctor

13.00 – Lunch break

Room 2 – Business & Social Conference

14.00 – Yorkshire Tourist Organization Limited

Speakers: Mariusz Staniurski – YTO’s Chairman & Aleksandra Gierwat – YTO’s Trustee

14.20 – How we work with local communities – by RotherFed

Speaker: Steve Ruffle, Development Manager in RotherFed

14.30 – You can change your life – by CRI

Speaker: Marcin Bielecki

15.00 – A life without violence – by Polish Domestic Violence Helpline

15.30 – White Eagle Association

Speaker: Karol Balicki. Chairman

16.00 – Investment in Eastern Poland – by LCOI (Local Investor Service Centres from Poland)

Speaker: Witold Mroczek – Coordinator of the project ‘Local Investor Service Centre – Eastern European Gateway’

17.00 – How to invest in properties in the UK – by Fridomiacy

Speakers: Dariusz Malacha & Piotr Maruszak



Looking to Expand into Poland?

LGD VortalPoland has the largest economy in Central Europe, the sixth-largest and one of the fastest growing in the EU. Companies entering the Polish market benefit from access to 38 million potential customers – this is the largest market among the former Eastern bloc countries of Central Europe.

The stability of the Polish economy is one of the driving factors for investments into Poland. If your company plans to trade or expand its activity to Poland – come and meet LCOI – Local Investor Service Centre at the Rotherham European Business Festival.


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