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WorkPlaceLive to demystify 'the cloud' at We Mean Business  


WorkPlaceLive, a UK based IT provider specialising in hosted desktops and cloud computing services, is exhibiting at the We Mean Business Expo 2013 in Croydon on Thursday, November 7, to showcase the business benefits of moving into ‘the cloud’ and the services they offer.

Now in its fifth year, the We Mean Business Expo 2013 is south London’s leading exhibition, putting delegates in touch with 100 local businesses and providing the opportunity to discuss their products and services and participate in seminars and other events, including speed networking.

WorkPlaceLive is a Croydon-based business, established in 2006 and was one of the first UK providers of Hosted Desktop Services. The company is now one of the leading providers of cloud services in the industry. Hosted desktops and VoIP services give customers and their employees the freedom to work from anywhere in the world using ‘the cloud’, as easily as they would in their own office.

Joseph Blass, chief executive of WorkPlaceLive said: “Most businesspeople use some form of cloud based IT service both at home and at work. However, so far relatively few companies have deserted their expensive servers and moved everything into the cloud. I am looking forward to talking with delegates about how a full cloud solution can bring real freedom from IT CAPEX and constraints.”

“We have a wide range of customers including accountants, law firms, recruitment companies, charities, car body repair shops leisure companies and many more who are all benefiting from a fully hosted desktop service which turns their IT into a simple utility.

"We hope to meet many local businesses owners and help them gain a better understanding of cloud computing and the benefits it could deliver.” 

For more information and to register for free tickets to the We Mean Business Expo 2013 visit: 




Time is running out to put your business in the spotlight at south London’s leading expo.


Only a limited number of exhibition spaces remain with more than 80 enterprises of all sizes having already signed up for the We Mean Business 2013 event at Fairfield Halls in Croydon on Wednesday, November 7, making it bigger and better than ever before.


The inspirational free-to-attend event, now in its fifth year, will allow companies to display their wares and services via exhibition stands while a series of relevant seminars will take place throughout the day.


There will also be speed networking sessions, being sponsored and hosted by Ikea Business. Applying a similar concept to speed dating, by spending four minutes at a time with someone new, speed networking is a proven way of making new contacts, generating leads and showcasing what your business has to offer in the most time-efficient way possible.


It won’t cost much to give your business a competitive advantage with exhibition packages starting from just £125 plus VAT.


This year’s action-packed day is being organised for the first time by Make Business Happen, a not-for-profit company established to support business and enterprise across London and the South East.


Ross Feeney, managing director of Make Business Happen, said: “We are thrilled by the range and diversity of businesses which have already signed up for this exciting exhibition and events programme.


“Anyone who has not already signed up should get involved now because We Mean Business 2013 will provide a unique opportunity to stand out from the crowd as a key player in the community, share ideas, expand your network and generate new leads.”


To appear in the show guide, exhibitors need to have signed up by next Tuesday, October 22, although businesses can still sign up after this date if any spare places remain.


Exhibition stands can be booked by calling Eleanor or Viv on 020 8726 7968 or by email at

Expo Breakfast tickets on sale now 


Join a glittering array of local business for the We Mean Business Expo on 7th November. The Expo kicks off with a special VIP breakfast - kindly sponsored by the FSB. Join 125 local businesses for an enjoyable breakfast and lots of pre-Expo networking.  All guests will enjoy a delicious full English breakfast* cooked by the catering team at Fairfield Halls.

*vegetarian options will be available. Tickets are available for £15 + VAT.  There are less than 30 tickets still available; book now to avoid disappointment......



Looking to make new business contacts, reach a wider customer base or be inspired by others?

We Mean Business provides you with a unique opportunity to promote your company to a captive audience.

It will also allow you to see what other businesses have to offer, whether through engaging with speakers in a seminar or seeing what another exhibitor has to offer.

This is no ordinary expo and, by booking your place, you will be giving yourself a competitive advantage.

To ensure variety for visitors and fairness to the businesses there will be a maximum of three exhibitors per business type present.

There will be an extensive marketing and PR campaign in the lead-up to the event aimed at local, regional and London audiences.

We will also be providing support to each business to ensure that they exhibit effectively. The event runs from 10am to 6pm and, depending on the location of your stand, there may be an opportunity to set up the night before the event.

The cost of exhibiting starts from just £125 plus VAT, so what have you got to lose?


Posted by Admin 28/08/2013

Breakfast will be served in the Concert Hall from 7.30am to 9.15am, providing an excellent opportunity to start meeting other exhibitors. The cost is £10 per person.

The event will take place throughout Fairfield Halls from 10am to 6pm. Exhibitors will be present for the whole day.

There will also be speed networking events throughout the day and a number of seminars led by seasoned professionals.


The Fairfiel Halls
Posted by Admin 21/08/2013

Fairfield Halls is a high-profile venue, attracting millions of visitors to Croydon every year.

Ideally located in Croydon town centre, with excellent transport links, this critically-acclaimed entertainment and cultural complex hosts a diverse and exciting programme of musicals, plays, exhibitions and live events.

For this event we will be using a number of rooms within Fairfield Halls including the Arnhem Gallery, main foyer and Sun Lounge