We are excited to announce our official partnership with Shout Expo for their 2022 business exhibitions in Lancashire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester.
Show Dates for your diary
Lancashire Business Expo – Friday 25th March at Preston Guild Hall
Merseyside Expo – Thursday 30th June at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool
Northwest Expo – Friday 21st October at Bolton Whites Hotel
This year will be our 37th Anniversary, selling promotional products and printed business gifts. We at BusinessGiftUK are delighted to offer our wealth of experience to Shout Expo and Shout Network members and enhancing our relationships with businesses within Shout, which has developed steadily over the last 7 years. Local networking has been a great way of building trusted connections in the community for our company. Membership for BusinessGiftUK has made for both better buying and selling.
Tips for Exhibitors
A valuable tip for potential exhibitors is to use promotional gifts in two ways at an event. Firstly, have a relevant, attractive, and useful gift as a general giveaway to get visitors’ attention at a show. Pro-actively give them out to all passers-by to help start a quick conversation and establish any interest or needs. For those conversations that develop further, have a second, higher quality gift to ensure you are remembered and exchange it for contact details and the opportunity to follow up. Both items should be chosen to have a long life after the show, so you get repeat exposure of your brand and the chance of it still being around when a business need arises. This approach creates not only a great first impression but also helps to get your business remembered.
Good quality promotional gifts can also be used for prize draws and presentations to key clients, invited to visit your stand at a show. Do not forget to take photos of prize winners and presentations for extra publicity and social media posts.
Working with Shout
Steve Ward, Managing Director of BusinessGiftUK, shares his thoughts on the company’s relationship with Shout.
“I first met Ian Coupe at the Central Lancashire Business Club when he was planning to set up a networking group. I was Chairperson at the time and happily gave him my thoughts on what I thought made for good networking. Shout started soon after and I went as a guest to some of the very first meetings. I think we joined in 2014 when planning to expand, buying out a competitor Plastics-Direct.co.uk.”
“We have regularly made good new contacts by attending Shout Network meetings and building strong relationships. We have picked up recommendations, referrals, and much repeat business from fellow members. The groups have always been relaxed, friendly and well attended.”
“The Shout Expos, Joint Meetings and Social events are all very enjoyable. A week cruising the Greek Islands with Shout Skipper, Andy Dobson, of Atlas Sailing, was particularly memorable. Now, becoming partners with Shout Expo, is another milestone in a great relationship.”
We want to make your business memorable, helping you achieve marketing goals, in an ethical, cost-effective, professional, and environmentally friendly manner.
So, if your business is going to any future exhibitions, talk to the experienced BusinessGiftUK team before the show. They can help you make the best use of branded, promotional, business gifts.
For more information about our full range of promotional printed products, call 01772 429111 or send us a message now from our Get in touch (link) page.
Stephen Ward, BusinessGiftUK.com at the North West Business Expo 2021