Last Thursday, 100s of Croydon business owners and managers got up extra early to come to the We Mean Business exhibition at Croydon’s Fairfield Halls.
From an organiser’s point of view, the day was a huge success –
- around 100 exhibitors proudly displayed their products and services,
- the local celebrities turned up and shook a few hands,
- the 2 exceptional speakers were a massive success – a big thank you to Nigel Botterill and Mark Shaw for making the trip to Croydon
- the ‘experts’ made dozens of local business owners better and more savvy – a massive thank you to business coach Val Apps, internet and IT specialist Del Attah, employment law expert Annabel Kaye, business insurance specialist Simon Careless, intellectual property expert David Fry and insolvency practitioners, the Frost Group.
I’ve put together a little video of the day (please note that I will use a tripod next time!) - Click here to see it
The photos, taken by the lovely ladies at Hoteye will be available soon.
Here’s a compilation of the Tweets / Emails and Messages I have received and seen…
@RedIdea_ to @nigelbotterill the presentation was incredible inspiring and also a kick on the bum!!! Loved!!!
@realtimeseating I second that> RT @RedIdea_ to @nigelbotterill the presentation was incredible inspiring and also a kick on the bum!!! Loved!!!
Paul Hooper • “Thanks to you and all the organisers for putting it all together. It was an excellent event and I look forard to coming again next year.”
Sandra Grey • “Fab show Jeremy, Thank you. Please pass on our congrats to all your team for a job well done - book us in for a stand next year. Same position please - although not sure about the unruly mob next to us!! (lol)”
“A worthwhile event and everyone I met had great warmth and positivity, despite it being tough out there! Yes, please also extend my sincere thanks to everyone who helped organise the event - my experience of the FSB's help from start to finish wasn't just good, it was excellent!”
@VivianSlattery I had a fantastic day yesterday, thank you to all involved!
“Thanks to all that organised WMB2010 at Fairfield Hall #Croydon yesterday - Good job! Great to see so many old friends in one place”
From @trsgraphics to @croydonFSB Well done all at the FSB, great day and hopefully very fruitful, best wishes Tony
To @AllaboutCroydon I think we should also convey our thanks to you Paul and also Maud Alleyne and the rest of the FSB team. Well done all!
“A big thanks to all Exhibitors, Visitors and Speakers who took part yesterday. You made the day one of the best we have ever seen.”
“Congratulations to you all for yesterday. It was extremely successful and I was able to gain, as well as, reinforce lost of great new contacts for Young Enterprise. Cheers” Ian
“Had a lovely time at We Mean Business yesterday, met lots of lovely people and took loads of great pictures! available on our website from monday, watch this space for more info......”
Very nice day
Picked up few bookings for Mamma mia
Enjoyed a chat with everyone
...Had a free coffee and 6 biscuits
Picked loads of free pens
Mainly business cards.
I will vote for you to be the top lady of FSB.
Why can't we have this fair 4 times a year ( every 3 months)”
“Great day, great eve, great week!” Shabbir Halail
“Just got home after a spending a day on my stand at the FSB we mean business event then went to rooms to remember birthday party now feeling well mashed up my house needs a makeover but it was a really good day though.”
“Had a great day at we mean Business thanks to Maud Alleyne for all her effort. Nigel Botterill's talk was excellent !”
“Congratulations to the FSB Croydon Committee for a fantastic exhibition today. Well done guys, hope you were pleased with it, it was ace!”
“Top bit of organisation as ever.. Thanks.” @Markshaw
@dianeellisstyle @maudalleyne gutted to have missed the event yesterday am hearing such good things about it. Well done maud x
@98rosjon @maudalleyne THANK YOU for such a great day. I got tonnes of value from it + new connections. Sorry I had to leave early for driving lesson!
@CharlotteBarton Well done @maudalleyne & co for very good exhibition today!
@JTech_Systems @maudalleyne well done for a brilliant day for Croydon businesses at we mean business !!
@networkerplus Tks 2 my fellow networkers 4 popping by 2 say hello @ my stand 2day, it was gr8 2 catch up! I hope u enjoyed the WMB evnt as much as I did.
@Scarlett1070 @nigelbotterill nice to meet you today at WMB, Croydon.MySMB went down a storm @ speed networking.2 lunches,1 coffee & 3 meetings to arrange
@Flydesignltd Just back from 'We mean business' show at Fairfield in Croydon, lively and interesting as ever, been on my feet all day! Time for tea!
@Bronzeoak Bronzeoak is having a successful day at the FSB We Mean Business event at Fairfield Halls, Croydon
@hooperman13 ^PH Still stiff and tired after efforts at yesterday's "We Mean Business"; great and inspiring day. Now, to follow up on those contacts...
@VivianSlattery Had a stand at Croydon We Mean Business, it was great to catch up with so many people
@98rosjon Listening to @markshaw answer questions well and educating the masses about twitter. Hero. #wmb2010
@gdrayson Listening to @markshaw - so far so good :-)
@markshaw @nigelbotterill great to finally meet you.. top talk & thanks for the Twitter mention...
@realtimeseating to @nigelbotterill great hearing you speak at wmb event - great pointers I am taking away with me.
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