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How did Business Innovation South Expo come about and what is its connection to Phoenix Project Solutions Ltd? Phoenix was created in 2011 to provide ad hoc project support to SMEs/growing businesses - those co's that don't have large teams/depts that can be drafted in to drive one off projects. A key challenge for every UK co is GDPR compliance - many SMEs struggle with the process so in Sept 2018 Phoenix launched an affordable GDPR Compliance Manual (fully reviewed by the GDPR and Employment Law teams of Paris Smith LLP). There is also a paired down version for micro businesses with no staff - both manuals take a company through the entire process. In Nov 2018 we had the vision to create an affordable showcase for co's in STEM, innovation and their aligned servicers - the south has a wealth of businesses in these sectors but many are priced out of larger expos. #BIS2019 was created to to meet their need and test the appetite from the region for an expo for these sectors. 12th Sept, 65 co's exhibited and the level of visitor was decision makers/procurement execs - a perfect match. Plans are underway for #BIS2020 - we hope to see you on 17th Sept 2020.

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