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Improving the events you attend

I often get asked, how, as an exhibitor, can you improve the events you attend? Other than the usual smile, interact and engage (which can be read about in a previous blog post), we have a few tips and tricks below on how to boost attendance numbers to help increase your earnings! Put every event

Stack them high, sell them cheap

I believe it was Jack Cohen who first said “Stack them high, sell them cheap”, way back in the early early in the 20th century before he founded Tesco. Although a fantastic way of running a cheap shop, stocking a huge amount of low quality good and selling them cheap – it is not the

Successful Wedding Fair?

I attended a Wedding Fair on Sunday, it was ran by Saltash Chamber of Commerce and looked as if it was a great success with lots of happy brides and grooms to be. Whilst chatting to a couple of people who were exhibiting there, I had some great feedback about the Dartmoor Zoo Wedding Fair.

Public Liability Insurance and HMRC

More often than I would like to admit, I have a worrying conversation with potential exhibitors that goes a little bit like this: Me: “To confirm your booking, please send over a copy of your public liability insurance.”Exhibitor: “Oh, I don’t have insurance, this is only a hobby you see, to make a bit of

Last Minute Cancellations – Based on a true story

Very often things change, exhibitors can’t attend an event. Generally I’ll try my best to refund the exhibitors space, if I can, however it’s an event organiser’s worst nightmare when exhibitors drop out at the last minute leaving you with a great big space to fill, with nobody to fill it. 7pm – 39 hours

What can you get in Plymouth for £15.00?

On occasion, we wonder about our £15.00 events. They are generally the cheapest events we do and we sometimes get asked what exhibitors get for their money. A previous post mentioned some of what exhibitors get, but this time we are focusing on what you could spend that £15.00 on instead in Plymouth to put

It’s ‘FAIR’ not ‘FAYRE’

That’s it, I’m done. I can’t handle it anymore and I have to speak out. You’re all spelling ‘fair’ wrong. It is not ‘fayre’. Look it up, go get the dictionary right now. Collins English Dictionary says that ‘Fayre’ is a “pseudo-archaic spelling of fare”. The Cambridge Dictionary doesn’t even list it as a word.The

Events: You Get What You Pay For

As with most things in the world today, you get what you pay for. If you buy a chicken from the supermarket, you might pay £2.50. If you buy a fair trade, free range, corn fed chicken, you might pay double. However, you are paying for the extra care, service and quality of that chicken

Twitter, Hashtags and Hours

I love social networks, they offer a potentially huge reach at the click of a button, but it’s been mentioned to me a number of times about how confusing it all is, with these #hashtags and #hours springing up all the time. I won’t overwhelm you with information about how to use social networks, as

Plymouth’s Independent Quarter and Trees

If you don’t support Plymouth, Plymouth’s businesses and the initiatives to promote the local shops then we might as well close down half the city and turn Plymouth into a huge Drakes Circus ran by corporations that care little for our city. Plymouth’s city centre is currently divided in two, with the larger shops in