The big red bus of business rolls in

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A BIG RED bus which promotes start up business will be rolling into Bury St Edmunds during the first ever Bury St Edmunds Business Festival being staged in the town next month.

The StartUp Britain Bus Tour will be making just one stop in the East of England and that will be in Bury on Tuesday, September 20. It will be parked in Charter Square outside The Apex between 2pm and 4pm to offer inspiration to potential business people.

The StartUp Britain campaign was launched in March and aims to celebrate, inspire and accelerate enterprise.

Menta, Suffolk’s Enterprise Agency, invited the bus to visit the town during the festival which will showcase and promote a wide range of business, including the Bury Free Press’s own Business 2 Business event on September 22.

Alex Till, Menta chief executive, said: “The bus will only be making 16 stops around Britain this summer and so we are very pleased to be included. It is recognition of the great efforts that we are all making to encourage enterprise in the region.”

The Business Festival runs from September 13 to 23 and has been organised by St Edmundsbury Borough Council’s economic development services and is supported by Business Link.

On Thursday, September 15, New Anglia, the newly formed Local Enterprise Partnership, is staging Open for Business at The Apex. Speakers include Jerome Mayhew, managing director of Go Ape!, and Andy Wood, chairman of New Anglia.

It runs from 9am to 2pm and costs £30 to include a networking business breakfast and lunch. Email