The Big Bang is a national programme which celebrates Science Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) careers. We deliver the programme across the South West region hosting several events throughout the year to inspire young people and showcase STEM employers from the region. In the last three years we have reached over 39,000 young people.

Our flagship event, The Big Bang Fair South West is the largest regional celebration of STEM careers. The 2019 event will host a range of exciting elements under one roof including; a show stage featuring engaging live science shows, a range of hands on activities from the most prominent STEM employers across the region, interactive workshops and the chance to find out about STEM career opportunities. The event is open to primary, secondary and home schooled children.

The event also celebrates and recognises student’s STEM projects. During the day we will host the South West regional heats of The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition, culminating in a glittering awards ceremony, with the winners progressing on to the national finals the following March at the NEC, Birmingham. A range of other STEM innovation awards are on offer too looking at things like communication, creativity and digital skills.

This event is free to attend.

The Big Bang South West Regional Fair 2019 will be held on

Tuesday 25th June 2019 | Westpoint Arena, Exeter

Registration is now open – please click on one of the links below to register!

Morning session click here

Afternoon session click here

Contact us

Tel 01392 215 501
Follow us on twitter @TBB_SouthWest

Exhibiting at the Big Bang South West Regional Fair

Are you a business that works with Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM)?

Do you want fantastic exposure to the next generation of STEM brilliance?

Our regional event gives students the opportunity to see what their futures could hold through inspirational interactive exhibits from a variety of dynamic and innovative businesses like yours.

Be part of something big  – Inspire, Invigorate and Get Excited!

Interested in exhibiting? Click here to download our Sponsorship and Exhibitor Pack

Alternatively, email or phone us on 01392 215501


Thank you to all our Sponsors for supporting The Big Bang South West 2019.

Gold Sponsors



Exeter Science Park Limited is the result of a vision to develop a Science Park at Exeter, to facilitate the growth of innovative, fast-growing STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medical) companies that exploit world-class research, create high-value jobs, attract and retain talent, and drive enhanced productivity and economic growth.  ESPL’s mission is to support innovation STEMM companies to deliver extraordinary growth.  A Gateway Policy is used to maintain this focus.  ESPL hosts STEMM companies in state-of-the-art facilities, mentors them for growth, and connects them to an innovation ecosystem that includes professional service firms and investors. 


The UK Hydrographic Office is a leading centre for hydrography, providing marine geospatial data to inform maritime decisions. We work with a wide range of data suppliers and partners to support maritime navigation, safety, security and marine development around the UK and worldwide.

As a digital-first organisation, we are looking to attract talented individuals interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, focussing on the marine environment. We retain and nurture our staff in a wide range of careers from hydrography and marine science to data science and software development.


Silver Sponsors


Just Eat operates a leading global hybrid marketplace for online food delivery. Founded in Denmark in 2001, Just Eat has grown from an ambitious crew of 15 to a passionate team of more than 3,600, all focused on our mission to serve the world’s greatest menu. Brilliantly.  Headquartered in London, we use proprietary technology to offer a quick and efficient digital ordering service for over 26 million customers and more than 100,000 restaurant partners across the UK, Australia & New Zealand, Canada, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Spain, Switzerland and Brazil.


Optometry – there’s much more to it than meets the eye
Discover a world of opportunities with Specsavers. Specsavers is a Partnership of nearly 2,000 locally-run businesses, committed to delivering high quality, affordable optical and hearing care in the communities they serve. If you’re thinking about a career that’s challenging, rewarding and makes the most of your STEM skills, with opportunities to earn good money and work with cutting-edge technology then come and talk to Specsavers, and start seeing things differently. Visit www.acareerwithaview &



TDK-Lambda UK is a unit of the TDK Corporation a leading global electronics company. TDK-Lambda UK was established in 1959 and is now Britain’s largest manufacturer of standard and configurable power supplies. Ilfracombe, in the South West of England, is our European Head Office and Manufacturing centre. People are at the heart of our business and are encouraged to develop their skills so that they can make a real contribution to our ongoing success. Visit for more information.



Teachers’ Lounge Sponsors


NCS, a youth development programme for all 16 and 17 year olds. Part-residential, focused around fun and discovery, with 30 hours committed to a local community project. Young people work in diverse teams, building skills for work and life, taking on exciting challenges, making new friends, and contributing to their community in the holidays. Government funding means they pay no more than £50, which covers all food, transport and accommodation, though bursaries are available for those unable to meet the cost. Visit and click SIGN UP. Or call 0800 197 8010 to hear further about the bursaries on offer.

Click here to see a spotlight on NCS Trust

Exhibitors confirmed so far…


Argans Ltd


BAM Nuttal

Bridgwater & Taunton College



EDF Energy

Environment Agency

Exeter College

Exeter Science Park

Focus Training Group

Kinneir Dufort


Medical Mavericks

National Citizen Service

Plymouth College of Art


Space Odyssey



TDK Lambda

The UK Hydrographic Office

Truro and Penwith College

University of Exeter – Research Programme

University of Wales

Yeo Valley Farms

Watch the highlights from the Big Bang South West 2018