Expo is back – by popular demand

A BUSINESS expo which turned into a sell-out event earlier in the year is back again in October – by popular demand.

The Big Bolton Expo Autumn 2015 is being staged by business marketing and support organisation The Best of Bolton at The Bridge Conference Centre in Bradford Street, Bolton, on Tucsday October 6 from 4pm to 8.30pm.

The Bridge Centre was the venue for The Best of Bolton’s Bol­ton Expo in February when all 75 commercial stands were sold and more than 500 delegates reg­istered for the day.

Only 10 of the available stands remain for the October event, for which there will also be 10 free stands for nominated local chari­ties.

David Ramsden who, with wife Gaynor, is the franchisee for The Best of Bolton, said: “After the February expo so many people asked us when the next one was that we realised we had to put on another one in 2015. The response once more has been excellent. We are confident that the remaining stands will be snapped up. There is a lot of interest around the expo and we have tried to stay with the same win­ning formula.”

NatWest will again be the main sponsor with fellow sponsor FSB, plus media partuers The Bolton News and Bolton FM, delegate bag sponsor Kip McGrath, show guide sponsor redchilli design, food sponsor Carr’s Pasties, refreshment sponsor rijo42 and car­park sponsor BCCcars.com.

Jemma Staines, of NatWest, said: “NatWest is very keen to support local, independent busi­nesses and we believe that the expo is a fantastic way to bring businesses together and connect with local people.”

Homeless charity Bolton Young Persons’ Housing Scheme spon­sors the welcome drink, and Bol­ton FM will be broadcasting live from the event.

Exhibitors taking part so far include Lexus Bolton, Craftprint, Fieldings Porter Solicitors, Full Circle IT, Lostock Motor Works, Enhance Hair & Beauty, E cars of Bolton and RoomFourDessert.

The expo is free to delegates provided they register beforehand.

Visit bigboltonexpo.co.uk to register.

From left. Adam Rainford from BCC Cars, Sherrie Charlton from Kip McGrath, Asim Mahmood from Synergy Dental, Jemma Staines from NatWest. David Ramsden from The Best of Bolton, Joe Carr from Carr’s Pasties, Maura Jackson from Bolton Young Persons’ Housing Scheme and Stephen Owen from FSB