"I spoke with so many lovely people it really was a joy to be involved with your event! A lot of people also interested in featuring within the publication which is brilliant! It was nice to put a name to a face, yourself and Jack included! I must thank-you for giving us such a great position, we were able to speak with everyone!!! Exactly what we wanted. It is nice to know that you have dates set for the next one and looking at the numbers already, it looks like it will only get bigger!" - Danielle, Sales Manager The Bristol Business Post.
"a great event - plenty of new faces in terms of companies exhibiting and visitors to the event. I had a very productive day meeting new people - over 30 new leads which is brilliant - and catching up with people that I already know. The catching up is sometimes seen as one of the least important of the reasons to exhibit but, and I suspect that there is research to prove it, it is for me one of the most important reasons. I will add that everything was so well organised and made the whole experience great"
- Sean Humby, MD Business Network.
"Absolutely great day as usual and very professionally run. Stand 40 is becoming a landmark for us I think now. I will more than likely be supporting the September event, watch this space!" - Julian Puddy, Financial Consultant, Hartsfield Financial.
"This was my first Best of Bristol experience and I was very impressed with the slickness of the whole process - arrangement was easy and the facilities (especially having access to a high table for no extra cost) was very refreshing. The WIFI on the wall and having an efficiently run food bar was great. The general all round organisation came across as a well-oiled machine, so congratulations to you and the team". - Richard Howes, Sales Manager Kontrolit.net.
Talking about the business exhibition on 17th March 2015
"I just wanted to drop you a quick email to thank you again for organising such a great exhibition last week. As you know, it was our first time exhibiting and we will definitely be exhibiting again! The whole day seem to run very smoothly and we were really impressed with the volume and quality of b2b customers attending. We came away with some great leads and enquiries as well as some good supplier contacts from fellow exhibitors. Having the free car parking so close the the exhibition hall was really beneficial and made the day stress free! I can not thank you enough for the positioning of our stand as well, I hope we can have the same one next year" - Jenny Mitchell, The Bristol Hotel.
"Now established as the best business exhibition in Bristol - a great variety of businesses from differing business sectors created an environment of great conversation, connections and collaborations. Combined with numerous visitors, from as far afield as Dorset and Devon, ensured that Business Network SW had a vey productive and worthwhile day. There was time to have decent conversations with people throughout the day - in fact I can honestly say that the flow of people was continuous from the opening through to the close. My only regret not being able to get to one of the seminars! I would be delighted to be part of the next exhibition on the same terms as previously!" - Sean Humby, Director Business Network South West.
I have to say, thoroughly enjoyed the exhibition, made a couple of good contacts etc, just sorry I couldn't stay longer. I enjoyed it so much I am seriously considering taking a stand at the March event (we don't work in Bristol anywhere near as much as we'd like to!) - Stuart, Director PRG Solutions.
"Thank you for a very enjoyable day at Ashton Gate. This was my 1st exhibition as I have only very recently set up my own business, and I really enjoyed it. I went on my own and was a little apprehensive but I met many friendly, professional, dedicated business owners. They may not have been able to help me find landlords but I found some useful contacts for merchandising etc...." - Veronica Stanley, Lettings Manager Angelfish Lettings.
Talking about the business exhibition on 24th September 2013
"A huge thank you from all at Chase Devonport and the Ginger Frog Banner stand! I have been a delegate at a number of your Best of Bristol exhibitions and each time I have been impressed by the footfall and general buzz around the event. It was with this knowledge that when deciding to take the plunge and exhibit my own company, I chose to use The Best of Bristol as my launch pad. I am delighted to report that I was right to do so and was overwhelmed with the response we received on the day. However, we fully acknowledge that without your undoubted organisational skills and effort spent in promoting the event we would not have benefitted as much. The outcome of the day was impressive by any standards. Our original intention was just to assess the interest in our banner products. But clearly we had set our sights way too low. We gained orders in excess of £3000.00 and requests from 41 other delegates to contact them over the following weeks to arrange appointments. Good news for you I think, as they were all considering the possibilities of exhibiting their companies at your next event. With that in mind, please book us in at the same spot next time". - Steve Croker, MD Chase Devonport
"Another great event. I already have a new client and a few other leads to follow up on so it has been as successful as the previous one. Good to see that you are adding another event and I hope it is as successful as the last one or even better! " - Louise Coleman, LAC Accounting
"I just wanted to say what a fantastic day I had at the Best of Bristol Exhibition a couple of weeks ago. The atmosphere was brilliant and I’ve had a couple of enquiries so makes all the effort seem worthwhile. On that note, I would like to book Tortworth Court a place for your next exhibition on the 25th September". - Bernadette Cobb, Events Manager, Tortworth Court Hotel
"Well done on organising an excellent event this week. I picked up a number of good leads and will certainly be interested in exhibiting at the next one in September". - David Hunt, Managing Director TheWebEventsCompany
“Best show we have ever exhibited at. We made new contacts and gained quality leads for TeamWorks247.com. Looking forward to the next event.” - Len Miller, InfoRoute.co.uk
"Thank so much for our presence at the event today! Was another successful event for you and we had a great day – fantastic in terms of profile and contacts which is great". - Caroline Booth-Morris, Corporate Fundraiser St Peter's Hospice
"Great exhibition yesterday, really pleased Whisk! was there. Got some good leads and started some very promising conversations. See you at the next one! "- Mike Merelie, MD Whisk Catering Services
Talking about the business exhibition on 5th March 2013
"It was a great exhibition and I made some great new business contacts - thank you." - Simon Leung, Regional Account Manager Airport Partners
"I had a great time at the Business Sorted Event last week. I picked up a couple of new contacts and had some interest in our Christmas parties, so very happy with that. The venue was brilliant - lots of space and the exhibition flowed very freely." - Bernadette Cobb, Corporate Sales Manager Tortworth Court Four Pillars Hotel
"I have worked in the office equipment industry for 25 years and attended many events including the NIA, NEC and Ricoh Arena. The Best of Bristol event was by far the best attended, well organised event I have ever had the pleasure of being involved in. We had several hot leads on the day and made contact with over 100 new potential clients. A major plus for us was being able to meet similar minded businesses focusing on trading with local companies. The networking was priceless. All in all excellent value for money. We will be attending the next event." - Richard Walker, Sales Manager Alto Digital Networks
"Congrats on an excellent show. Some people told me they were there for “profile and exposure”... fine... But we were there to make ourselves known, get names, and serious enquiries. We’ve come away with 37 enquiries, including 5 definite sales, and two more “biggies” Well done Kinnerly Crew!! Book me a double stand for next year please !! Any other events in your portfolio?" - Paul Hounsell, Managing Director Sulis Group
"I have to say that the Best Of Bristol Exhibition was absolutely fantastic. What an eclectic mix of companies. It was organized brilliantly and the buzz was truly vibrant! Thank-you for welcoming me to such a key event in Bristol’s business calendar. Il'l defiantly be coming along next year!" - Emma Everett, Senior Account Manager Clifton Life Advertising
"Thanks very much for organising such and excellent Best of Bristol show! I appreciate you giving me such a great location opposite the car, as I'm sure it helped. We had a very good day, with several useful contacts and some excellent new leads - far better than I had expected. There was a real buzz about the place right to the very end. Good work - I look forward to exhibiting again in future!" - Julia Lawrence, Director Sustainable Business Management
"We found the exhibition to be really enjoyable, we met lots of people and potential customers with a steady stream to our stand - it was very successful from our perspective of getting our name out there. I have no negative comments at all, it was a very positive experience and we may well do another one next year." David Gardender, Director Appollo Blinds
"I thought is was a very successful event, we have a number of opportunities to take forward which will hopefully lead to Business in the future." - Ian Dudley, Relationship Manager National Westminster Bank
"As always. Great communications prior to the day led to what appeared to be a lively and buzzing event. A few new pieces of business for us, including F1 Driver and some updates including Shred It. So, was it a success for us? - need you ask! I look forward to the next one and to repeating the successes again." - Nigel Peeck, Director N3 Display Graphics
"Whole day was great - a plethora of new businesses exhibiting and visitors coming from far and wide. Business Network SW benefited from meeting new people and building relationships with previous acquaintances - in fact there were a number of people who booked the next Bristol Business Network event as a result of visiting the stand!. The event was well organised and there was a tremendous buzz of people doing business." - Sean Humby, Director Business Network South West
"Again thanks for a well run exhibition. I do enjoy meeting new people and its a great way to meet new people and show off your business." - Val Huxley, Director Business Against Poverty
Talking about previous events...
Very busy event losts of exhibitors and new contacts made. Thanks to SACO apartments for the kitchen utensils - Andrew Price, Andrew Price Partnership
The exhibition was great and I said so last week in my BNI meeting. It was an excellent show and we made some excellent new contacts - Debbie Urch, Director Kings Ransom
This was the best local exhibition we have ever done - Nigel Peeke, Director N3 Display Graphics
Now the dust has settled I wanted to say how much I enjoyed the exhibition last week. It was a great platform for Whisk! and we seemed to be really well received. I sold all the food I brought, got a couple of really good leads and made some really useful contacts at Bristol City Council. Thanks, too, for offering me the stand closer to the cafe - an inspired move! - Mike Merelie Director Whisk Event Caterers
Thank you very much for the exhibition today. I was exhibiting and thoroughly enjoyed it - had a great time and did a lot of business as well! It was set out well and there was a great atmosphere - fantastic! - Mark Adams The IT Guy
"Just a quick email to thank you for yesterday - we had a very productive day, and enjoyed it immensely." - Jon Kirk Managing Director Palamedes PR
"Just a quick note to congratulate you on a great exhibition yesterday. Even as a delegate, I could feel the buzz and energy and can only imagine how much work went into making it the obvious success that it was." - Andrea Clark Director Bertha Clark
"Just wanted to say a quick thank you for yesterday. Not only thoroughly enjoyed event but made some great connections with people I wanted to meet, as well as quite a few newbies. I thought venue and parking were spot-on, coffee was cheap, and facilities were fine....I’ll certainly come to next one" - Mike Kemp Corporate Development Manager, Bristol Zoo
"Thanks for making it a great day, lots of new contacts made and I'm sure there is some business to be done!" - Simon, PrPro
"Delighted with yesterday's event - a really good mix of businesses - the collaboration with the FSB certainly added a lot. Business Network had a lot of interest and someone I met yesterday has just booked for the next Bristol event! The organisation on the day was first class and the layout of the room was ideal." - Sean Humby, Business Network South West
"Hi there Martin, Thanks for having us - yes it worked well on a number of levels......well organised and did what it said on the tin" - Robin, Midas Estates
“Hi Martin, Just a quick email to say that I thought the Business Show you ran earlier this week in Blagdon was a great success. Great venue, well organised and a good standard of delegate. It is without a doubt the best local business show we have exhibited at.” - Anthony Sherry – Chorus IT
"...congratulations to you both, what a fabulous day yesterday!" - Alice Stratton Autoease (commenting on our Tuesday 22nd June Bristol Exhibition)
"The Best of Bristol Exhibition on 22nd June was by far the best exhibition I have exhibited at in Bristol. Everything from start to finish was done brilliantly. There was a great mix of businesses exhibiting and the visitors were numerous and keen to talk. I received many direct enquiries that I am sure will lead to more business. The mix of exhibition and quality seminars in a great venue ensured a successful day. I would wholeheartedly recommend this to any business" - Sean Humby, Managing Director - Business Network South West
"Many thanks guys - it seems to have been a good event for everyone, which is great to see." - Margit Jones-Hochstrasser - Resolution 4 Life
"As this was our first exhibition with you we were unsure as what to expect .......we were very pleasantly surprised the atmosphere on Tuesday was excellent and the place seemed to be buzzing! With regards to further exhibitions due to the date (and our business being payroll) we will be unable to attend the June exhibition however we would like to be down for the September one. Please keep us updated on any events as we would also like to consider perhaps the ones outside of Bristol too." - Victoria McLeod MIPPdip Partner Atwell Payroll Solutions
"Thanks for your input and support with the Best of Bristol exhibition last week. We obtained 40+ interested companies for the Magnimate product which I am busy following up as we speak." - Geoff Kingman, Director Kingman Print
"I thought it was very well organised, i thought the day was a huge success. Thank you for inviting myself and colleagues. Please let me know when your next event is as we would like to come along again" - Stacey Campbell Business Specialist - HSBC BANK PLC
"I just wanted to say that I thought yesterday’s event was excellent – well organised and well attended. We came away with at least 18 positive leads, which is not bad for a day’s work. I think we have done all we need to do to book into the September event, but please let me know if there is anything more we need to do at this stage." - Mark Poarch - Brace (commenting on Bristol June 22nd event)
"Thank you for another successful event on 22nd June" - Amie Rushton-Smith, Events Executive - Business Link.
"I thought the show was excellent, I have asked Neil to pencil me in for the next one as well" - Mike Worley - Silverline Cars
"Many thanks for all the hard work that went into making yesterday's show such a success! Linda and I had a great day and made a number of promising new contacts for Red Door. Many thanks again for such a great show!" - Tracy Francksend - Red Door Coaching & Training
"Just wanted to say a huge personal THANK YOU for all your support. Great event and I couldn’t have asked for more support from you guys……..fantastic!....Off on holiday tomorrow but will call to meet up and discuss June event when I get back." - T Bramwell - Blaze Ahead
"Good to be part of BestOf...Thanks again for a Great day at Holland House, Great venue!" - Stephen R Gibb, Managing Director - Memorandum
"Congratulations on an excellent event today. We enjoyed it enormously, made some good new contacts and renewed some old ones....Sign us up for future events as and when they come along." - Andrew J Clark, Managing Director - G6-Global
"We had a great day on Tuesday, an excellent event, well run, very vibrant, plenty of business networking opportunities! Well done on hosting a fantastic exhibition." - Rob Hall - LLoyds TSB