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BLACK FRIDAY – If it’s good enough for Amazon …..

We know it’s still a week away, but if it’s good enough for Amazon to go early with Black Friday deals, then so can we!

If you’ve not already taken advantage of our ‘early bird’ booking discounts on exhibition stands at The BIG Bolton Expo, then now’s an even better time to do so. From now until the end of the real Black Friday, when you book a stand at the Expo you can choose one of the following:

The BIG Bolton Expo is taking place on 2nd April. It might seem a while off yet, but stands are already booking up.

To take advantage of this fantastic offer just CLICK HEREsend us your details and we’ll take it from there.

Stand out in a competitive market

In addition to the networking sessions at the BIG Bolton Business Conversation, we’ll be talking ‘customers’ – helping you to increase your customer base and just as importantly, looking at ways to keep your clients. We have two fantastic speakers, both with a bagful of experience and plenty of tips to help us do this.

Our first speaker is Chris Lowe, Regional Director of insight6 – a national organisation dedicated to improving the customer experience. Chris has an impressive CV and having worked in sales roles, has an inside track on the subject. He is a passionate believer that excellent customer service is a key differentiator and he now spends a significant amount of time delivering training in customer service and loves working with small businesses to help them stand out in a competitive world.

Chris will be exploring how your customers see your business and giving practical steps you can take to ensure you deliver a winning level of customer service.


Get your business cards out and be ready for a packed morning!

 

Customers …. who’d have them!

Customer’s …. who’d have them! Well, in business we obviously can’t survive without them. So, let’s talk about customers – getting more and how to keep them. That’s the theme for this year’s BIG Bolton Business Conversation.

Register as a delegate for only £30 + VAT or as a Table Sponsor for only £50 + VAT.

Finding new customers is vital for growth, but in this fast-paced world, keeping your existing customers is just as important. This year’s Big Conversation explores both these key issues.

With two specialist speakers, we’ll be looking at strategies to increase your customer base as well as ways to retain them. There will be opportunities to network and connect with around 200 other business people, meet 20 suppliers and come away with plenty of ideas to boost your business.

Invest a few hours in growing your business as well as boosting your own personal development. Leave with tips and tools to use in your business – and a bunch of new contacts to boot! The Big Bolton Business Conversation is THE business networking conference of the year.

We even throw in a light breakfast, refreshments and lunch too!

The event offers fantastic value for anyone in business, with the opportunity for networking as well as meeting suppliers, and two top business speakers.

CLICK HERE to register as a delegate

Tuesday 13th November 2018

8.00am -1.30pm
The Bridge Conference Centre

8.00am Registration and Light Breakfast
Meet the Suppliers
Networking

9.15am Welcome

9.30am Keynote Speaker – Chris Lowe, insight6

10.15am Round the table networking

10.30am Break and Meet the Suppliers

11.15am Keynote Speaker – TBC

11.45am Table Sponsor Speed Networking

12.00pm Summing Up

12.10pm Meet the Suppliers

12.45pm Lunch and networking

1.30pm Close

CLICK HERE to register as a delegate

The Big Bolton Expo 2018 – Our Biggest and Best Yet!

The 8th Bolton Business Expo was our biggest and best yet!

There were 85 exhibitors displaying their Company products and services, and 10 stands for our outstanding local charitable and community organisations. In excess of 600 registered visitors attended supporting this exciting event for all and making it a record-breaking success.

David Ramsden of Marketing and Local Business Support organisation The Best of Bolton said that he was ‘delighted’ by the heart-warming attendance, hard work and commitment shown by the 85 exhibitors as well as the very positive visitor numbers attending.

David also commented on the outstanding feedback from local business, the show was a sell out long before the event which gives some measure of how high expectations were, and they were not disappointed.

The Best of Bolton is the Marketing and Support Organisation that is in the driving seat of the Buy Local movement in Bolton and beyond. In conjunction with the local business community and the entrepreneurial core of business people, the Bolton Expo is a major contributor to the vibrant local economy by raising awareness of Businesses and Organisations that might otherwise be overlooked. Marketing is vital to any business, effective marketing is a skill that can be improved with professional input and The Best of Bolton works with their membership to market them and support their activities and bring them into contact with the community. Which is why the Big Bolton Expo 2018 is so powerful in bringing 85 diverse businesses and organisations together under one roof where Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Consumer can be conducted ‘away from the shop’.

Feedback from Bolton College who were Main Sponsors is that they are so pleased with this event that they want to be similarly involved with future events of this nature.

Exhibitor Tony Hayes attended the Expo representing both the Business for Breakfast networking organisation and his own Diamond Solutions (UK) Ltd telecommunications business said, he felt this was one of the best Bolton Business Expos the organisers have ever done.

Alliance Learning has exhibited at the Business Expo since it began, Chloe Ramsden from the company felt “it was one of the very best” held.

Once again great local people were brought together and thanks go to every Sponsor, Exhibitor and their staff on the big day, and the many people who visited the Bolton Business Expo, without whom this towering success could not have happened.

Introducing our Show Guide Sponsor at the Big Bolton Expo 2018 – Shipley Creative

We’re so pleased to welcome Shipley Creative as our Show Guide Sponsors for the Big Bolton Expo 2018!

Shipley Creative offers in-house Graphic Design and Printing from small items such as leaflets to larger items including Window Graphics and Posters.

Shipley Creative create Bespoke Graphics and Company Branding and then Print them in-house on a range of different mediums. They offer very competitively priced mail-shot solutions, invaluable to any growing business wishing to get their message out.

Shipley Creative know that their customers work seven days a week, so they do too!

Design, Shipley Creative have their own full team of in-house designers with experience in a range of industries both local and national in creating graphics and designs for businesses.

Shipley Creative offers a wide range of printing services, using high-quality materials and equipment. All printing jobs are quality checked by hand.

Shipley Creative offer to design, printing to brand and advertise and they can develop and manage your internet presence. They can create new web graphics and banners for your website or create a new fresh website. Web services include static websites, e-commerce shops, blogs, galleries, search engine optimisation, contact portals and bespoke web services.

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 Shipley Creative as our Show Guide Sponsors for this year’s event.

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

Shipley Creative will be on stand 42 so come and say hi! 

A HUGE welcome to Bridge Coffee – Our Tea and Coffee Sponsor for the Big Bolton Expo 2018

We are delighted to welcome Bridge Coffee as our Tea and Coffee Sponsor for the Big Bolton Expo 2018 and we look forward to seeing them on the big day.

Bridge Coffee Shop adjoins the Bridge Church and the Bridge Conference Centre and is a fantastic coffee shop in the Centre Bolton, and it is open 7 days a week! They serve a huge variety of hot and cold food and drinks.

“Bridge Coffee – Exceptional, quality coffee at affordable prices”

Bridge Coffee is different to run of the mill type of café, it offers a ground floor and mezzanine floor. They have beautiful decorations and even a feature fireplace!  This is the perfect place to meet friends or business colleagues and customers, there is a mezzanine floor that is a quieter space to take your guests for a quiet chat over coffee and a snack.

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 Bridge Coffee as our Tea and Coffee Sponsors for this year’s event.

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

Bridge Coffee will be open and serving tea and coffee so come and say hi! 

We welcome Delicious Catering as our very tasty Supper Sponsor for the Big Bolton Expo 2018

Delicious Catering is our Supper Sponsor for the Big Bolton Expo 2018, we are delighted to welcome them and look forward to seeing them on the big day.

Delicious Catering is now focused on delivering outstanding catering solutions from their base in Bury Road, Tottington. Delicious Catering has long been a part of the local business community, starting their journey on Silver Street, they moved to the cafe within The Fusiliers Museum six years ago.

Delicious Catering has a fine reputation as a catering provider for every occasion i.e. weddings, special occasions, corporate events, and many similar events at which discerning guests may look forward to a feast fit for a king.

Delicious Cater will provide catering to the customer’s requirements, they are capable of meeting just about any request including, dinner parties, buffets, and mouthwatering canapes.

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 Delicious Catering as our Supper Sponsors for this year’s event.

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

The Delicious Catering team will be serving food at the expo so come and say hi!

Intorudcing our Media Partners for the Big Bolton Expo 2018 – Bolton FM and The Bolton News!

We’re so pleased to welcome both Bolton FM and The Bolton News as media partners once again for the Big Bolton Expo.

Bolton News, founded in 1867, still supporting local businesses actively at every opportunity. Bolton News has been our media partner since the inception of the Big Bolton Expo in 2012. In the true style of local community News and Current Affairs reporting the Bolton News is pre-eminent in the North West and their impact on local business is immeasurable.

Bolton FM is our local community Radio Station bringing the voice of Bolton into every corner of local life. Bolton FM is keen to boost local businesses, raising awareness, informing people about job opportunities and helping to create interest in and awareness of the many opportunities that are being generated in Town.

A HUGE thank you to Bolton News and Bolton FM Radio for their sponsorship of the Big Bolton Expo 2018!

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 The Bolton News and Bolton FM as our Media Partners for this year’s event.

Bolton FM will be broadcasting live at the expo so come and say hello! Book your FREE ticket in advance here, tickets booked after 31st March will be £10 or £15 on the door.

Meet our promotional card sponsors for the 2nd time – Corner House Design and Print!

Corner House Design and Print was established in 1997, over the past twenty years the Family Run Business has gone from strength to strength. The Company’s design studio offers a comprehensive service to suit all business needs.

Corner House Design and Print serve a wide range of businesses large and small including high street names and major organisations. Regardless of the size of the company every client is treated with equal attention to detail and outstanding customer service.

What can Corner House Design and Print do for your business?

  • Corporate Identity creation and enhancement,
  • Leaflets and Stationery,
  • Brochures, catalogues and promotional materials,
  • Magazines, printed or digital,
  • Signage and Exhibitions,
  • Wedding Stationery,
  • Promotional products
  • Printing,
  • Litho, large quantity, high spec and exceptional value for money,
  • Digital, small quantity, fast turn-around and high quality,
  • Large Format, Banners, Signage and Exhibition Graphics,
  • Bespoke Printing,

And much much more!

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 Corner House Design and Print as our Promotional Card Sponsors for this year’s event.

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

Corner House Design and Print will be on stand 27 so come and say hi! 

Introducing RRG Bolton – Our Car Park Sponsors for the Big Bolton Expo 2018

A HUGE thank you and massive welcome to RRG Bolton who are our car park sponsors for the Big Bolton Expo 2018 – We’re so excited to have them on board and look forward to seeing their range of Lexus and Toyota vehicles on display in the Car Park allowing visitors to inspect them and to establish just how excellent they are.

Thinking about buying a new car? What better opportunity than this? Call in and look at the excellent exhibition of local businesses on display, meet the proprietors and staff, network amongst your peers, learn about local charity and social projects that are ongoing and take a hands-on look at the fabulous new cars displayed for your consideration. There is a fine array of models for all to see, sit in and chat with the RRG Team about, not least the outstanding Hybrid range of cars. For the uninitiated, a Hybrid car uses much less fuel than a car fitted with a standard combustion engine, by utilising a petrol unit that works in tandem with an electric motor. This combination also produces lower CO2 emissions and saves a large amount of money on fuel!

https://www.rrg-group.com/lexus/hybrid/

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 RRG Bolton as our Car Park Sponsors for this year’s event.

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

RRG Bolton will be on stand 2 so come and say hi!