Local start-ups looking to see and be seen will receive a boost with the launch of a festival celebrating new business.
The NewBiz Business Festival in Bromsgrove is being organised for businesses of all sizes to network.
It will be held on July 7 at the Artrix - the first business event hosted by the newlyopened performing arts venue.
Around 200 people are expected to turn up to the event, which is being organised by Bromsgrove business people Philip Cooper of trademark and copyright lawyers Crossguard and Suzanne Green of business consultancy Liber8ing.
Mr Cooper said: "The New-Biz Festival is your chance to meet hundreds of potential customers and suppliers, get the latest business updates and market yourself more successfully."
A programme of seminars will offer advice.
Admission is free and it will run from 4pm until 9pm.