A showcase for young entrepreneurial talent in Bury St Edmunds

A showcase event for young entrepreneurial talent is to take place in Bury St Edmunds once again following it successful debut last year.

The Fresh Festival is back and organisers are inviting people to come forward and take part in the one day event in September.

Fresh Festival launch Bury St Edmunds

Fresh Festival launch Bury St Edmunds

Young entrepreneurs are seen as one of the keys to the regions economic future.

Simon Pickering who is organising the Fresh Festival at The Apex, said: “We are looking for speakers, people for our human library and question and answer sessions, musicians, entertainers and business stall holders.

“The main requirement is that they are willing to engage with visitors and talk about their experience of being in business and all it entails.

“They may have an inspiring story that demonstrates how you can start with almost nothing and build something significant.”

Fresh Festival for business talent - Bury St Edmunds

Fresh Festival for business talent - Bury St Edmunds

The festival aims to attract business entrepreneurs from creative and alternative industries.

The event is being sponsored by Barclays.

Last year it attracted more than 400 visitors and had more than 40 exhibitors.

Phil Petheridge of street marketing and music promoters Neon Street said: “Freshfest has so much to offer and after a successful debut in 2012, I can see it becoming a must-go event for young people across the area.”

Fresh Festival Bury St Edmunds launch

Fresh Festival Bury St Edmunds launch

Fresh Festival is organised by St Edmundsbury Borough Council, MENTA, West Suffolk College, The Theatre Royal Bury and Havebury Housing.

It features as part of the Bury Business Festival.

It takes place on September 19 from 10am to 3pm.

For more details or to get involved visit www.freshfestival.org.uk