Monthly Archives: July 2015

FSB confirmed as event sponsor for the second Big Bolton Expo!

For many years now the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has been a champion of the small business operator enabling small, medium, and new start firms to survive in the cut throat world of business. Small businesses are the backbone of communities locally and throughout the Country, they provide a vast array of high street shops, offices and workshops that employ many people locally and enable firms to be profitable and successful in a market place that is full of massive national and multinational players.

Bolton is brim full of such local businesses; the Butchers, the Bakers, the Printers, the Building Contractors and the plethora of one person, two person and more person’s operators that we tend to take for granted. Small business is Big Business for Bolton. However, small businesses are often run by truly gifted and capable people who may not be as aware of finance, legislation, liabilities and the many commitments that go with owning a small business.

What do The Federation of Small Businesses do? It is a membership organisation, a reasonable joining fee is quickly cost effective once the members start asking for and receiving free advice and support. The FSB works at a local level, and at National level. Locally there are networking opportunities, direct advice is offered through periodical newsletters and informative meetings, the local officials will make themselves known to the business owner – networking is the most cost effective form of marketing after all – and the Federation of Small Businesses logo displayed on your shop door tells the customers that your business is a serious and professionally run organisation.

Nationally, the Federation of Small Businesses represents small business people at Government level, and via the media, pleading their case regarding legislation changes, taxation, business rates, National Insurance matters; in fact if there is an issue that impacts local and small business the FSB will fight their corner at the highest level.

Membership also provides the small business operator with advice on matters of great import. The Federation of Small Businesses offers free legal advice in employment matters, has access to specialists in legal problems i.e. contract law, employment law changes, budget changes, and so much more.

The FSB is run by great people, all experienced small business people, with a lot of contacts, vast networking potential and sound advice from people who have been there and done what you may be trying to do. Membership is not expensive, but it opens so many doors to the small business entrepreneur that the potential benefits are massive and outweigh the cost by far.

The Federation of Small Businesses supporting the Best of Bolton and local independent businesses and are event sponsors for the Big Bolton Expo for the second time running!

A huge welcome to our Coffee Sponsor, Rijo 42!

Exciting news! Rijo 42 will be providing the coffee again at the next Big Bolton Expo which is taking place 6th October 2015.

Rijo 42 is the leading supplier of commercial coffee machines, coffee beans and coffee ingredients in the United Kingdom. Established in 1989, with their Head Office in Bolton the Company specializes in supplying to all Industrial and Commercial users coffee machines, and materials, that deliver excellent product every time they are used.

Rijo 42 embodies ‘the real spirit’ of coffee from bean to cup, crafted by entrepreneurs with a passion for coffee, and operated by people who are clearly coffee lovers themselves, as quality is their number one priority guaranteeing satisfaction.  Many of us may have experienced ‘machine coffee’ that has left us with a bad taste in our mouths, literally, due to doubtful quality of the raw materials and poor equipment delivering something grey, warm  and tasteless. However, Rijo 42 is a world away from that in bringing the very best of coffee right into many businesses in and around Bolton, as well as across the country at large, and presently venturing into Holland as well. A fresh, aromatic and tasteful coffee in the morning is an excellent pick me up that energises people in the workplace and then topped up through the day makes the world go round just that little bit better.

Based in Bolton, at Samba House, Mango Park, Wingate’s Industrial Park, Westhoughton, Bolton BL5 3XU, the Company is thoroughly professional, and is operated by people with a vast knowledge of coffee; how it is grown, produced, and brewed to perfection. Rijo 42 are proud to boast that there is little that they do not know about what is many peoples favourite brew. Rijo 42 say that everything starts with the coffee beans, excellent beans make excellent coffee; how they are grown, picked, washed, dried and roasted is the hallmark of how coffee should be produced. Rijo 42 have scoured the world for the finest quality coffee beans and truly believe they supply only the best in the market. The Company have a superb collection of coffee ingredients and ancillaries to complement the consumer’s favorite coffee experience.

Rijo 42 are standing by to offer businesses customers the solution of choice for their staff coffee making facilities, a phone call away they will be delighted to speak to callers about their needs. It is possible to have machines that do everything from bean to cup.  Coffee machines, plus bean to cup coffee vending machines, touch screen and multimedia coffee machines, coin operated machines and many more options are available. Their innovative modern equipment range fills every requirement and is unrivaled. All machines are user friendly and low in maintenance.

The management and staff of Rijo 42 look forward to welcoming your call and are happy to discuss customer’s individual needs and advise regarding the alternatives that are available.

Rijo 42 will be serving coffee in the connexions coffee area at the Bridge Conference Centre on the expo date, so come and say hello!