Thame Open Doors’ event demonstrates diversity of businesses

The sun shone on businesses based in Thame as they “opened their doors” to the public and each other in July.

Open Doors was an opportunity for the town to show off the diversity of businesses  in the area.

Around 30 companies attending this inaugural event which is sponsored by the Town and District Councils.

The public were encouraged to ask questions and get up close and personal to products and services that were on display and that, in many cases, they didn’t know were related to the town.

A quiz trail also ensured that information about the exhibitors and what keeps the local economy moving was high on the agenda.

Exhibitor Steve Lockwood, from Blackfrog Studios, said: “I was born and raised in Thame and yet I still found out about businesses that I never knew existed.”

Event organisers, Thame in Business, said: “These sorts of comments are exactly why we decided it was time for the business community to connect with the people of Thame.

“There are national and international businesses based in the town whose products and services remained a best kept secret until Saturday.”

The success of Open Doors means that it is likely to become a regular event, offering more businesses an opportunity to engage with the local community and foster closer links with each other.

Thame Business Forum is the networking group representing some of the larger businesses in Thame, from which the working group ‘Thame in Business’ has been established specifically to run the Open Doors event.

For further information please contact Thame in Business.