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Big Bolton Expo Sold Out In Record Time

There’s an air of giddiness in thebestof bolton office this morning as we reflect on what’s been a hectic three weeks since we launched the 2018 Big Bolton Expo.

The fact is it’s all sold out!

We’re delighted that 11 sponsors and 85 businesses have all secured their place at what has now very much established itself as THE Business Event of The Year in Bolton and with still over two months to go before the event there are already visitors booking their free tickets, so we know this is going to be our best and busiest Expo yet.

So thank you to all those involved, we’re as excited as you are and to anyone thinking about coming along as a visitor we’d suggest you book soon

BOOK YOUR FREE TICKETS IN ADVANCE HERE

There are lots of reasons to attend The Big Bolton Expo as a visitor as demonstrated by the large numbers at previous Expo’s, including enjoying opportunities to make new contacts, find suppliers and collaborators and most importantly do business!

We look forward to seeing you all on the day.

Introducing Event Sponsors for the Big Bolton Expo 2018 – SureStore Bolton

Exciting news! SureStore have confirmed as our Event Sponsors for the Big Bolton Expo 2018!  

SureStore operates Managed Storage Facilities across the Country serving the North of England and the Midlands, they have their head office in Cheshire and premises here in Bolton.

SureStore will be present at The Big Bolton Expo and the team hope to meet and chat with many local people, see you there.

SureStore is an expanding dynamic organisation whose highly experienced management team headed up by Mike Wilson and Andy Wood have become the first UK Managed Storage Facility in the Country to enable customers to book the space that they require online. A truly groundbreaking company that is highly innovative in offering managed storage solutions to Commercial users and Domestic customers. 

SureStore offer:

  • Home storage, SureStore is confident that they are the perfect managed storage solution for any requirement.
  • Business Storage, storage space large or small with plenty of solutions at SureStore, easy online booking and additional discount for reserving space online in the newly built facility, state of the art technology and systems to keep your valuables safe and secure.
  • Office Rental, wanting to rent office space that is convenient and cost-effective? SureStore’s modern, comfortable offices and flexible terms are the perfect choice.
  • Student Storage, simple, safe, and secure.

The Big Bolton Expo will take place on Tuesday 24th April from 4:30pm until 8pm, allowing people to pop in after the close of business, and as in previous years it will be held at the Bridge Conference Centre in Bradford Street, for your ‘sat nav’ the postcode is BL2 1JX.

The Big Bolton Expo will have 85 stands including 10 stands for charitable and community organisations. It is anticipated that well over 300 people will visit on the big day judging by last year’s event.

With over 500 people in the room, The Big Bolton Expo is all about bringing people together to build relationships, showcase products and services and do business. This show is a MUST for any serious local business! And we’re so excited to welcome SureStore as our Event Sponsors for this year’s event.

If you would like to come and see SureStore at the expo, please book your FREE ticket in advance here, tickets booked after 31st March will be £10 or £15 on the door.

SureStore will be on stand 43 so come and say hi! 

We welcome Bolton Lock Company as Event Sponsors for The Big Bolton Expo 2018

We are so excited to welcome thebestof bolton member, Bolton Lock Company as our Event Sponsors for the Big Bolton Expo 2018.

Bolton Lock Company Ltd is based in Westhoughton where this family owned and operated Company of Master Locksmiths has been delivering outstanding service for more than 30 years.

Bolton Lock Company will be present at The Big Bolton Expo in April and look forward to meeting as many customers new and not so new there as possible. Will they see you there? We hope so.

Bolton Lock Company Ltd offer a large range of services including:

  • Auto Trade Locksmith Services.
  • Locks and keys, the Company holds 250,000 keys in stock, with an amazing range of options, including business and commercial keys and Master Key Systems.
  • Safes for Domestic, Residential Homes, Industrial and Commercial Businesses, Banks etc.

Plus,

  • Access Security Solutions, domestic and commercial
  • Alarms,
  • Access Control Systems
  • CCTV Systems
  • Security Locking Systems
  • Automatic Gates

And a good deal more.

Bolton Lock Company are accredited members of the Master Locks Association, Auto Locksmiths Association and are also a Thatcham Recognised Installer

Bolton Lock Company are a vital component of the Bolton business community and are a thoroughly Professional Lock and Security Company right at the heart of the Bolton Community. We thank them for the participation and their sponsorship for this major event.

The Big Bolton Expo will take place on Tuesday 24th April from 4:30pm until 8pm, allowing people to pop in after the close of business, and as in previous years it will be held at the Bridge Conference Centre in Bradford Street, for your ‘sat nav’ the postcode is BL2 1JX.

The Big Bolton Expo will have 85 stands including 10 stands for charitable and community organisations. It is anticipated that well over 300 people will visit on the big day judging by last year’s event.

With over 500 people in the room, The Big Bolton Expo is all about bringing people together to build relationships, showcase products and services and do business. This show is a MUST for any serious local business! And we’re so excited to welcome Bolton Lock Company as our Event Sponsors for this year’s event.

If you would like to come and see Bolton Lock Company at the expo, please book your FREE ticket in advance here, tickets booked after 31st March will be £10 or £15 on the door.

Bolton Lock Company will be on stand 5 so come and say hi! 

Delegate Bookings now open for the Big Bolton Expo 2018

We’re so excited to announce that delegate bookings are now open for the Big Bolton Expo 2018 sponsored by Bolton College.

This year, the Big Bolton Expo is taking place on Tuesday 24th April from 4:30pm-8:00pm and will once again, take place at The Bridge Conference Centre on Bradford Street in Bolton.

We’re expecting this expo to be bigger and better than ever before, with our sponsorship slots selling out instantly, and just under 10 stands remaining with over 2 months to the event.

There will be over 85 exhibitors and 500 delegates, all of our past events have been excellent with the room bursting with local independent businesses.

Delegates will get

  • Networking Event in the Connections Coffee Lounge
  • Arrival refreshments
  • Full Entry to the Expo
  • Supper- Sponsored by Carrs Pasties
  • Speed Networking Events throughout the evening
  • Goody Bags with offers and giveaways from exhibitors

Book your free ticket in advance here, any tickets booked after 31st March will be £10, or £15 on the door.

We hope to see you there!

Fieldings Porter Solicitors confirmed as Event Sponsors for the 2018 Big Bolton Expo – for the third time!

We are so pleased to welcome Fieldings Porter Solicitors again as our  Event Sponsors for the third time running for the 2018 Big Bolton Expo

Fieldings Porter Solicitors, are situated in Silverwell Street in Central Bolton. The Company has been serving the people of Greater Manchester since 1871, the current team are vastly experienced and well qualified to offer services to business and private individuals.

Services to Individuals include:

  • Conveyancing
  • Criminal
  • Criminal Injury Compensation
  • Employment
  • Family
  • Housing
  • Lifetime Planning
  • Litigation Disputes
  • Personal injury
  • Professional Negligence
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Wills

Services to Businesses  

  • Charities
  • Landlord & tenant
  • Licensing  
  • Employer
  • Business contracts
  • Business leases
  • Commercial property
  • Corporate finance
  • Company services
  • Commercial Litigation

Members of the Fielding Porter Solicitors team will be available at the Big Bolton Expo to welcome people wishing to ask about the services and to seek legal advice.

Fieldings Porter Solicitors are a vital part of the Bolton business community and are a thoroughly professional legal practice right at the heart of the Bolton Community. We thank them for the participation and their sponsorship for this outstanding event.

The Big Bolton Expo will take place on Tuesday 24th April from 4:30pm until 8pm, allowing people to pop in after the close of business, and as in previous years it will be held at the Bridge Conference Centre in Bradford Street, for your ‘sat nav’ the postcode is BL2 1JX.

The Big Bolton Expo will have 85 stands including 10 stands for charitable and community organisations. It is anticipated that well over 300 people will visit on the big day judging by last year’s event.

With over 500 people in the room, The Big Bolton Expo is all about bringing people together to build relationships, showcase products and services and do business. This show is a MUST for any serious local business! And we’re so excited to welcome Fieldings Porter as our Event Sponsors for this year’s event.

If you would like to come and see Fieldings Porter at the expo, please book your FREE ticket in advance here, tickets booked after 31st March will be £10 or £15 on the door.

Fieldings Porter will be on stand 33 so come and say hi! 

A BIG Welcome to our Headline Sponsor for the 2018 Big Bolton Expo – Bolton College

The Big Bolton Expo is back and will take place on Tuesday 24th April from 4:30pm until 8pm, allowing people to pop in after the close of business, and as in previous years it will be held at the Bridge Conference Centre in Bradford Street, for your ‘sat nav’ the postcode is BL2 1JX.

The Big Bolton Expo will have 85 stands including 10 stands for charitable and community organisations. It is anticipated that well over 300 people will visit on the big day judging by last year’s event.

With over 500 people in the room, The Big Bolton Expo is all about bringing people together to build relationships, showcase products and services and do business. This show is a MUST for any serious local business! And we’re so excited to welcome Bolton College as our headline sponsor for this year’s event.

Bolton College have been exhibitors with us in the past for previous Big Bolton Expo’s but this year have taken the decision to sponsor the event! 

The College provides top quality vocational training for people wishing to enhance their qualifications and improve their value in the workplace.

Bolton College offers courses designed to develop skills and employability in the community, developing greater opportunities and improving career prospects, raising self-esteem and greater earning potential.

There are over 800 full and part-time courses for students to sign up to with the courses being delivered at five main centres around Bolton.

The Big Bolton Expo provides major opportunities for students and local business employers to tap into the rich potential that is demonstrated by this powerful event. Bolton College is proud to Sponsor the Big Bolton Expo and the organisers extend thanks for their valued support.

Bolton College recognises and values the cultural, social and ethnic diversity reflected in their students and staff. As a result, they treat all people with respect and dignity and seek to create a positive learning and working environment.

If you would like to come and see Bolton College at the expo, please book your FREE ticket in advance here, tickets booked after 31st March will be £10 or £15 on the door.

Bolton College will be on stand 11 so come and say hi! 

Say Hello to our 2017 Food Sponsor, Carrs Pasties

Carrs Pasties of Bolton are our Food Sponsors for the forthcoming Big Bolton Expo in March 2017 for the second consecutive year.

Carrs Pasties have been the sponsors of our expo’s in previous years, but this is their 2nd event in a row!

Carrs Pasties of Bolton is a family business Managed by Matt Carr. The business was established in 1938 and is still feeding the people of Bolton with the very best in sausage rolls, sandwiches, and pasties. The Company has grown steadily over the years and now employs close on 50 people and has a very impressive turnover of £2.4 million.

Carrs Pasties use only the best quality locally sourced ingredients to produce hot, freshly produced and tasty food for busy people. If there’s one thing that can’t be copied, it is the care and attention that goes into creating every single Carrs Pasty. Pride goes into every part of the process, along with a good helping of traditional Bolton nouse. The team at Carrs Pasties never choose quantity over quality… ever.

Here in Bolton, Carrs Pasties are renowned for their unique taste and texture and unrivalled service to match. Commercial customers throughout the Country, your own customers can benefit from the same great products and service; the team can supply unbaked frozen products to be either sold from your freezer or baked fresh on your own premises – Carrs Pasties are a perfect ‘on the go’ food and they know that their unique qualities will persuade customers to return again and again.

Carrs pasties and pies are made to recipes that have been handed down through generations of the Carrs family. They use only the finest  ingredients, selectively sourced and without any artificial additives. The Company prides itself on its very personal service and close relationships with retailers who want to sell convenience and top quality fresh food to go from their stores.

Carrs Pasties is a major local business with a proud heritage and a very bright future with plans for substantial growth. The Company’s entrepreneurial leadership and good sound business practices have created a fine reputation for food on the go, and a fine commercial reputation. Carrs Pasties have seen the excellent opportunities offered by the Big Bolton Expo and have been a regular presence, and their sponsorship is greatly appreciated as are their fine pasties, sandwiches and sausage rolls.

Make sure you come along and enjoy a FREE Carrs Pasties on the evening!

Introducing Rijo42, coffee sponsors of the Big Bolton Expo 2017!

Rijo42 of Bolton is the Coffee Sponsor for The Big Bolton Expo in March 2017 as they have been for every Expo to date!

Rijo42 is the UK’s leading supplier of commercial coffee machines, coffee beans and coffee ingredients. Established since 1989, the Company has a wealth of experience in the coffee industry and pride themselves on supplying top quality equipment, ingredients accessories and consumables to make work place coffee special.

Rijo42 specialise in the supply of:

Commercial Coffee Machines for every requirement including:

Traditional Expresso Machines,

Bean to Cup Coffee makers incorporating fresh or powdered milk.
Coffee Vending machines, Bean to Cup, Freshbrew and Instant.
Touch-screen and Multi Media Coffee Machines.
Coin Operated or Free.
Mains Water or Hand Fill Models.

Rijo42s innovative industry-leading range of equipment provides unrivalled performance, precision and reliability.

Rijo42 commercial coffee machines are very user friendly and low maintenance, constructed of only the highest-grade components to minimise breakdowns and extend the equipment life.

Coffee Beans and Ingredients,

Rijo42 are coffee specialists, priding themselves on knowing everything there is to know about coffee. The Coffee Experience starts with the beans, how they’re grown, picked, washed, dried, roasted, and packaged. Rijo42 have scoured the Globe to find the finest coffee beans available and truly believe they supply beans that are amongst the best on the market. The Company also have a superb collection of coffee ingredients and ancillaries to complement their coffee blend.

Rijo42s extensive range includes:

100% Arabica, Tunki Organic, Fairtrade & Rainforest Alliance Certified Blends                                   Instant & Filter Coffee
Freshbrew Tea & Coffee                                                                                                                                 Granulated Skimmed Milk Powder                                                                                                               Hot Chocolate Powder                                                                                                                                   Whitener and Creamer                                                                                                                                   Sugar and Stirrers                                                                                                                                   Flavoured Coffee Syrups                                                                                                                             Takeaway Cups and  Lids                                                                                                                               Biscuits & Ancillaries                                                                                                                                   Teas & Soups

The Rijo42 Team.

As Rijo42 is the UK’s largest independent supplier of commercial coffee machines, a team of coffee experts is essential. Rijo42 employs over sixty staff, most whom are long standing colleagues that have been with the company for over ten years. Every member of the team is a coffee professional and is dedicated to excellent customer care. Rijo42 believe in the personal touch, there’s not an automated phone system in sight, they are always at the end of the phone, happy to help.

Rijo42 is a major local business that serves businesses locally and beyond.

Come and see them at The Big Bolton Expo and enjoy a delicious free coffee!

 

Say Hello to our 2017 Car Park Sponsor, BCC Cars

A HUGE welcome to BCC Cars who are our Car Park Sponsor for the Big Bolton Expo for the third time!.

BCC Cars began life as a small independent garage and have now grown to incorporate dealerships in Bury, Bolton, Blackburn, Wigan and in the Isle of Man. They have over 30 years’ experience in the supply and maintenance of new and previously owned cars. The BCC Cars team is very customer focused and offer great customer service to every customer in answering questions openly, giving sound advice and assisting in every aspect of this major purchase. BCC Cars offer competitive prices and have experienced technicians, as well as a guarantee of quality for servicing, repairs and MOTs.

New cars brands include Hyundai, Suzuki, Citroen and the new DS cars, supported by fully trained engineers using state-of-the-art repair facilities to ensure trouble free motoring. Leading models are on display across the Group, customers wishing to purchase should call into the showrooms in Bolton and seek advice. Deciding the model that is best for each person considering their particular needs – carrying family, seriously low fuel costs and tiny carbon footprint etc., can all be facilitated. Customers looking for Motability vehicles should look no further, the showroom team will be delighted to help you. Customer can test drive to make sure that the vehicle is what they want, when satisfied the financial transaction can be dealt with for you with the minimum of fuss.

Business customers are welcome and the showroom teams are ready to advise, whether it is for an executive car, a sales person’s car, a complete fleet requirement or vans to carry your goodies to The Big Bolton Expo everything is made easier for you at BCC Cars.

BCC Cars offers a large range of pre-owned cars to suit just about every pocket with servicing and maintenance facilities to ensure that every customer is totally satisfied with their newly acquired vehicle.

Bolton’s major Business Expo will happen on Tuesday 28th March 2017 at the Bridge Conference Centre, Bradford Street, Bolton, and will be open between 4:30pm and 8 pm. The Expo happens twice each year and has become a great success that is eagerly anticipated by the business Community of Bolton and is supported by the many visitors from the Town and its environs,

There will be more than 85 Exhibitors displaying their goods and services including BCC Cars as Car Park Sponsors. See you there on the 28th March 2017.

You can come along and see BCC Cars on Stand 33! 

5 Reasons to book a stand at The Big Bolton Expo

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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!