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Pre-Expo Jingles from Bolton FM!

Are you exhibiting at the Big Bolton Expo 2016? Let the people of Bolton know!


A 15 second advert giving a Pre-Expo message to the people of Bolton. It could be a special expo offer, with contact number and website or a simple reminder of your business.

Like last year, when 20 exhibitors took part, you will be in a full commercial with 3 other members…so four in total….topped and tailed with a message about EXPO from the dulcet tones of David Ramsden. All adverts in peak listening time between 7am – 6pm

It will air in the weeks before EXPO up to 29th June so 100 slots on the radio. (Just 50 pence per advert) Last year many adverts were voiced by the companies themselves or Bolton FM can do it for you.

Bolton FM will be at EXPO as always hosting the music, announcements and carrying out interviews so if there is anything else they can do to promote you in advance of the Big Bolton Expo let them know.

To book your advert or to learn more contact Bolton FM via either Keith Harris on M 07860 567811 or

Andrew Dickson M 07702 855349

5 Reasons to book a stand at The Big Bolton Expo


The Big Bolton Expo is taking place on Wednesday 29th June 2016 and we’re so pleased to announce that we have just over 10 stands remaining!

Here are 5 reasons why you should book your stand for the Big Bolton Expo

1.The Big Bolton Expo is a BUSINESS to PEOPLE exhibition

Everybody in the room at The Big Bolton Expo are business owners, home owners, parents and friends who have hobbies, enjoy trying new things and places and have spare time to fill. Whatever your business, there will be lots of people who will need your products and services.

2. Over 500 delegates registered to attend

At all of our past exhibitions, we have had over 500 delegates registered to attend, the room has always been bursting! We’re expecting 500 delegates registered at this year’s expo, if not more! Which means that your business will be in front of and known by more local people.

3. Build your database

The Big Bolton Expo is the perfect chance to build your database. With almost 100 exhibitors, and 500 delegates registered it’s the perfect opportunity to speak to lots of people either on the night, or to follow up in the coming weeks.

4. Find Suppliers

Taking a stand can be a great way of meeting up with potential suppliers who can help you to grow your business.

5. It sets you apart from your competitors

Taking a stand at The Big Bolton Expo clearly positions your business pro-actively and enables potential customers to easily make contact with you. It may not be ‘on the night’ that a contact needs you, but down the line and by meeting them at the expo, you’ve already broken the ice!


So, to book your stand, all you need to do is view the floorplan here and select your stand, and then fill out the booking form here and we’ll be in touch!

Businesses signing up for Big Bolton Expo 2016









BUSINESS showcase The Big Bolton Expo 2016 is well on its way to being a sell-out.

The event at The Bridge Conference Centre in Bradford Street on Wednesday, June 29 boasts 75 stands so far, with only 10 left for exhibitors, plus 10 stands for nominated local charities.

The popular annual Expo, organised by marketing and support organisation thebestofbolton, regularly draws hundreds of delegates and results in thousands of pounds worth of business.

It also attracts an impressive line-up of sponsors, including this year main sponsor RBS. Media sponsors are the Bolton News and Bolton FM, event sponsors Fieldings Porter and Global Policing, food sponsors are Carrs Pasties and the refreshments’ sponsor is Rijo42.

A welcome drink is supplied by Bolton Young Persons Housing Scheme, the show guide by Print Hub Design, delegate bags are provided by the Kip McGrath Education Centre in Bolton and the car park is sponsored by BCC Cars.

David and Gaynor Ramsden, who own thebestofbolton, are delighted with the interest shown so far and confident of the 2016 event. Stated Mr Ramsden: “We are hugely excited to bring this event to the Bridge Conference Centre for the sixth time and, again, we will have 85 businesses and organisations exhibiting and expect more than 350 delegates to visit.”

Many businesses are exhibiting for the second, third and even sixth time. One of the regular attenders is John Hynes from Copy Print Services who explained the Expos “have proved to be very good for securing new customers.”

The Kip McGrath Education Centre has exhibited twice now and, explained Sherrie Charlton, “we have got more than enough business from it – through parents, not business to business – to pay for the next two AND be a bag sponsor!”

Others who have attended previous Expos and are returning include USN Bolton Arena, Bolton Whites Hotel and Fieldings Porter, who have chosen to become an event sponsor this time.

Added Mrs Ramsden: “This exhibition is a place for businesses to build contacts, increase visibility and do business and visitors will meet suppliers, customers and contacts from all areas of local business.”


Say Hello to Our Media Partners Bolton FM and The Bolton News at The Big Bolton Expo!

We’re so pleased to announce that both Bolton FM and The Bolton News are our Media Partners once again for the Big Bolton Expo.

They are both longstanding partners of ours so we’re so pleased to welcome them to The Big Bolton Expo 2016.96.5-Bolton-FM-Radio-Station-Business-Best-Of-Bolton-Logo

Bolton FM is our local radio station based right in the centre of town. Bolton FM are an award-winning radio station and their team dedicate themselves to broadcasting 24 hours a day.

They bring fantastic music, local news and fantastic shows run by volunteers to promote local events, sports and much much more.

The Bolton News are our local newspaper, founded in the 19th Century in 1867! They bring news to the local people, from Monday to Saturday.

The Bolton News is a quality daily newspaper, and the whole team at The Bolton News are all about supporting local businesses.boltonnews500

A HUGE thank you to both Bolton FM and The Bolton News for all of your support!

Don’t forget, The Big Bolton Expo takes place on Wednesday 29th June 2016 from 4:30pm-8:00pm and Bolton FM will be there on the stage on the evening so make sure you say hello!