Monthly Archives: October 2015

Less Than One Week to the Big Bolton Expo!

I can’t believe the hype already around the Big Bolton Expo. Stands have sold out and we have almost 400 delegates registered with still almost another week to go.

Its a really great event and the feedback is always exceptional, mainly because the room is bustling with ‘real’ businesses, local and independent in the main.

Its simply a great place to come and network, meet new people and reconnect with exiting contacts.

It takes place at The Bridge Conference Centre, Bolton. BL2 1JX and is 4pm-8.30.

Its free to attend so long as you pre-register (or a £10 admin fee on the door)

Just click here to book and we look forward to seeing you there.

We look after our delegates…all delegates get a great package including supper, drinks, wine, speed networking, goody bags, show guide, parking and free entry of course to the Expo. 2015-09-30 12.47.06-1

Say Hello to our Welcome Drink Sponsor, BYPHS!

At The Big Bolton Expo on 6th October, you can enjoy a delicious glass of wine on your arrival courtesy of our Wine Sponsor BYPHS.

We’re so pleased that Bolton Young Persons Housing Scheme are one of our sponsors, and we hope you’ll come along to the expo to say hello.

Bolton Young Persons Housing Scheme was established in 1992 to meet the needs of single young homeless people in Bolton and is still going strong to this day. A Registered Charity, the Scheme works to support Young single people between the ages of sixteen and twenty five years of age in the Bolton area. The scheme managed by the team led by Director Maura Jackson has the stated aim of helping Young People to develop the basic skills needed and help with any problems being faced by their young clients to enable them to develop life skills and move on successfully to independence by offering safe accommodation, emotional support, plus practical guidance to enable independent living. The scheme includes help with finding a place to live for its residents and provide further support whilst the young person settles into their own place.

Services include:

Supported Tenancies by offering 70 flats to rent to homeless, vulnerable, young people, the flats come furnished and equipped.

Supported Lodgings in which young people are placed with local people who have a spare room and the desire to help. Each young person on the Supported Lodgings scheme will receive support from a Support Worker as well as the Householder.

Emergency overnight accommodation, the facility at Castle House is a large House that offers emergency accommodation for local young people between 16 years and 21 years old with those who are 16 or 17 having priority. There are eight places available each night with each person having their own room. Access is arranged by the homeless service at Children’s Services.

Project Front Door, is a 24 hour 365 days per year supported housing scheme for 10 young people, the project is constantly staffed to offer intensive support to those young people who need help to manage their ‘own front door.’ The policy is to enable the youngsters to learn positive routines and the skills needed to live independently.

Plus, a Drop In facility, is available on Wednesdays between 4pm and 7:30 pm. at the premises in Breightmet Street where young people can gather in safety, interact socially and have contact with the Centre staff.

Make sure you come along to the Big Bolton Expo which is taking place on 6th October from 4pm-8:30pm at The Bride Conference Centre in Bradford Street and say hello to BYPHS on stand 9!

Enjoy Delicious Pasties at The Big Bolton Expo courtesy of our Food Sponsor, Carrs Pasties!Bi

Exciting News! You can enjoy delicious Pasties at The Big Bolton Expo on 6th October from 4pm-8:30pm courtesy of Carrs Pasties, our Food Sponsor.

A great Bolton event wouldn’t be complete without the beloved Carrs Pasty, so we hope you will join us!

Since 1938 Carrs Pasties of Bolton have been baking mouth-watering pasties that have tantalised with their smell and given so many Bolton people a hot and tasty snack to warm them, and put them on, no matter what the weather has to offer. This local institution is a family business headed by Mr Matt Carr ably supported by the whole Carr family, and is a family business that is growing rapidly with shops at Manchester Road, Halliwell Road and The Corner Shop, near the bus station right in the Town Centre. This entrepreneurial enterprise is feeding many working people and shoppers as they go about their daily business around the Town with pasties and other excellent foods including cakes, bread and other baked specialities. In addition Carrs Pasties of Bolton offers a delivery service, they also offer an extensive frozen food range. All of their bakery products are baked freshly, and contain only the very best locally sourced ingredients.

“Carrs Pasties has decades of professional baking under its belt, culminating in the delicious taste that the North West has come to recognize as Bolton’s Favourite”

Because of their excellent reputation it is vital that the quality is maintained and that the range of products is improved, with its strong customer satisfaction this business is going from strength to strength, and continues to be a local success story.

The Big Expo Autumn 2015 is being held at The Bridge Conference Centre, Bradford Street, Bolton, on Tuesday 6th October 2015 from 4pm to 8.30pm so, come and enjoy yourself a delicious pasty.