Trethowans - proud sponsor of the Salisbury Big Business Event, 23rd - 25th April

Businesses are set to benefit from a new three-day business event which organisers say is the first of its kind in the country.

Salisbury Big Business Event 2012 is being organised by Salisbury City Council, Federation of Small Business, Salisbury City Centre Management, and Salisbury Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Trethowans Solicitors and Blue Frontier.

It will run from April 23 to 25 at Salisbury Guildhall and aims to give those running businesses of all sizes the chance to gain invaluable information from professionals.

Simon Rhodes, managing partner at Trethowans, said: "This event will be the first of its kind in the city and indeed the county. The aim is to ensure no hassle, no sales pitches, just free advice. We want businesses of all sizes to come away with help and advice to steer them in the right direction. The team behind this event will ensure we target businesses from outside of the city so we put Salisbury firmly on the business map.”

Over the course of the three days, event organisers are hoping to offer free advice from banks, insurance companies, solicitors, accountants, estate agents and marketing companies among others.

With stands offering advice and a series of seminars and workshops over the three days the hope is as many people as possible from the business world will come through the doors and gain some guidance.

Claire Burden, business manager for Salisbury City Council, said: "The hope is businesses from the city and further afield will be able to come along and network while taking away advice and guidance on the next steps for their business.”

For further information, please visit the website: www.salisburybigbusiness.co.uk/