thebestof Exeter, organisers and headline sponsors of the South West Business Expo are delighted with the success of the event which took place at the Matford Centre in Exeter on Thursday 30th March.
There were 160 exhibitors and around 2000 people there on the day.
Managing Director Dave Barr said “There are more than 2000 spaces in the car park – and we filled it. We had 1800 delegates pre-registered of which the majority checked in. Those who just turned up were asked for a £5 donation to our Expo Charity ELF whose volunteers helped on the reception desk.”
The Charity’s fundraiser Alison Upton said “We raised £370 which was brilliant.
I am glad the volunteers did us proud...it was a lot busier than we anticipated!”
The Expo featured a wide-ranging programme including seminars, workshops, cookery demos and 3 sessions of speed networking.
Petrol heads were well catered for with displays by Westerly BMW, Marsh Kia and the Hendy Group, as well as a Maserati Supercar and even a double decker bus.
Feedback has been very positive with several exhibitors already reserving a place for the 2018 Expo as well of lots of enquiries from delegates. Several of this year’s sponsors have also said they will be back.
Here are a few quotes - Robert Bray, QL Coaching: “Thank you for a great day. I enjoyed it and made a few important leads, which is promising and it all looked very professional.”
David Thomas from Bluegrass Group and Sponsor of the Expo: “Thank you for a great event today. Well organised and many people.”
Ian Smith, Winning Tenders: “What a great show! We had a great time, plenty of leads to follow up.”
Ollie Jackman, Taurus Clearer Communications: “Congratulations on what appeared to be a successful Expo yesterday. There was a really good energy throughout the day and we found your co-ordination very good on the whole.”
Dave Barr said “I think the South West Business Expo really has earned its place as the biggest event of its kind in the region. We will be back in 2018, and I am hoping to announce the date and venue very soon.
In the meantime, any businesses who want to register interest for next year are welcome to give us a call on 01392 349135, or email firstname.lastname@example.org .”
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Hi, I am Colin Slade, I am the New Business Manager here at thebestof Exeter and I handle lots of the PR and News stories for our clients