The North West Business Fair provided our business with the opportunity to form new relationships, with both customers and other like minded business. We used our best selling food products to engage delegates while educating them on our business and community links and involvement. This was highly successful and has lead to direct booking and further networking opportunity’s.
This was Soothe Ltd's first time at the event and we took an exhibitor's stand. We did say in advance we would be offering complimentary chair massages and was a tad surprised to find we'd been squeezed into a corridor. This made it tricky to ensure we could carry out the massages and ensure H&S for passing delegates.
I was also about to be given a brown envelope by someone at one stage, only to have it taken back when I was told bourusiness was not a local Bury business. That felt a tad awkward and somewhat alienated. It felt the event was favoured local businesses.
That said, we did meet some great people from great businesses and look forward to seeing where those relationships develop.
Reply from Made in Bury: Hi Peter, Thank you for the feedback. Regarding space, you were positioned in the upper lounge to give you A) More space and B) the opportunity to showcase what you were doing to every business that attended. Every single business had to pass through the upper lounge to enter the Holcombe suite.
Regarding the GOLD envelopes, apologies if you felt alienated however this was to promote a Bury draw for Bury businesses and would not of been of interest to you!
Delighted you made some great businesses, it's all about the follow up - good luck with those leads Peter!
Thank you for a great night at the #nwbizfair18! We attended 2 of the seminars which we found to be of great use to us! It has also given us great ideas going forward. We have also made some strong leads on the night at the speed networking! It was great to see everyone so busy. My time there genuinely flew in, looking forward to the next!
What an amazing, stunningly organised, well attended Expo! - I was made to feel most welcome coming all the way from Huddersfield and it was indeed such a pleasure to meet so many lovely, genuine business people. I now hope my expert services can be considered moving forward (radio advertising). Well done Debbi and the team, here's looking forward to the next one!
Alexander Mullen (MD) Absolute Media (UK ) Ltd.
In November 2015, Nicola C said:
Yet again a fabulous evening showcasing the finest business in Bury - really enjoyed it thank u for inviting us to be part of a truly wonderful night can't wait till next year xx
In November 2015, Gill A said:
The Made in Bury Business awards 2015 was absolutely amazing. The team behind it Debi, Phil, Kathryn, Stephen & Holly, put on one of the best events on the Bury calendar. Bury is truly an awesome place to be and the businesses of Bury certainly know how to celebrate in style. Not content with just an ‘awards ball’ the event carried on into the early hours at the after-after party hosted by Belvoir Lettings at the Village Hotel in Bury. CT Business Solutions had a great time [hick!]. The competition in all categories was fierce with some fantastic companies making Bury a force to be reckoned with. Bring on MIBBA16.
In November 2015, Emma C said:
It was a fantastic night, everyone was happy and the place was buzzing with excitement. The community in Bury have grown closer together and even if companies did not win, or did not enter they were still there to support other local businesses. The night itself was well planned, the room looked amazing and everyone was looked after. I cannot wait until next year, although I don’t think we can top this having won three awards!! Xx
In November 2015, Tom W said:
I just wanted to write to congratulate you on a wonderful night last Thursday (19th November) for the Made in Bury Business Awards 2015. The whole night was a great success and it really was a celebration of the many varied and successful businesses we have in Bury. The event was very well organised and the atmosphere was fantastic. I can’t stress enough how much I enjoyed the whole evening.
Looking forward to the whole process all over again !! Enjoyed a great time last year - collecting an award was just the icing on the cake xxx
Reply from Debi F: Great to hear and good luck with your entry this year!
In April 2015, Emma G said:
A great event to celebrate the best businesses in Bury. Looking forward to the next one :)
Reply from Debi F: Thanks Emma. Look forward to seeing you there.
In April 2015, Emma C said:
The awards from application through to the awards night was an amazing experience! The whole process was dealt with efficiently. The night it's self was absolutely brilliant, my firm had a lot of fun and really enjoyed ourselves! Will be there again next year!
Reply from Debi F: Hi Emma, glad that you enjoyed the whole process and celebrated in style on the evening itself! Great to have AFG LAW as sponsors.