Stoke-on-Trent’s first Promo Expo deemed a success

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AN EDUCATION and training service has won a package of prizes aimed at boosting its profile.

Stepping Stones Education and Training, in Newcastle, triumphed in a competition run as part of the first Promo Expo, at the Britannia Stadium.

The event, organised by Tony Altham, managing director of AdGiftsOnline, attracted almost 200 people and showcased hundreds of promotional items and businesses based in the region.

The business support package prize won by Stepping Stones is worth £4,000.

Mr Altham said: “I’m delighted with how this first event went, and that this prize will help support a local company with the growth and development of their business.

“AdGiftsOnline will be providing promotional advice and guidance, as well as £1,000 of branded promotional merchandise for managing director Annetta Talbot and her colleagues.”

Mr Altham said the Promo Expo was a big success.

“We have received fantastic feedback and comments from visitors and exhibitors alike,” he added.

Source | The Sentinel

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TRAINING PROVIDER SCOOPS £4,000 BUSINESS SUPPORT PACKAGE

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Following the first ever PromoExpo event at the Britannia Stadium last week, lucky competition winner Annetta Talbot of Newcastle-under-Lyme based firm Stepping Stones Education and Training has collected her fantastic business support package prize worth £4,000.

Almost 200 people attended the event, which showcased hundreds of promotional items and for open days, trade stands, goodie bags and launch events. Event founder Staffordshire businessman Tony Altham, Managing Director of Newcastle-under-Lyme based AdGiftsOnline, said:

“I’m delighted with how this first event went, and that this prize will help support a local company with the growth and development of their business. AdGiftsOnline will be providing promotional advice and guidance, as well as £1,000 of branded promotional merchandise for Annetta Talbot and her colleagues at Stepping Stones Education and Training.

“Plus, added to this will be the Business Coaching programme from award winning ActionCOACH Ian Nicklin, and a Marketing and PR support programme from Fiona Hawkins, Managing Director of our marketing partners Plinkfizz. I’m absolutely certain Annetta will benefit massively from these.

“We have received fantastic feedback and comments from visitors and exhibitors alike, and next year’s event will be even bigger and better with more speaker workshops, networking opportunities and double the exhibitors!”

Located in the heart of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Stepping Stones Education and Training has over 20 years of experience in the Education and Training sector, helping people of all ages access a wide range of vocational training services to aid career progression. Managing Director   Annetta Talbot said:

“I never really thought that by putting my business card in a box, we would be lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with AdGiftsOnline for promotional products for our company.

“We are looking forward to using their products and promoting our business at the same time.”

PromoExpo by AdGiftsOnline

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Hello and welcome to the revitalised AdGiftsOnline Blog!

We’ve been out of touch for a while, but fear not, we are returning to help you and your brand with promotional merchandising.

The AdGiftsOnline team were up bright and early last Thursday morning ready for the first ever PromoExpo.

Setting up gave us a great opportunity to mingle with the suppliers and to get everything just right. We even prepared goody bags which included chocolate bars, lip balms, letter openers, pens, a special Dinky Durham mug and if you were lucky – Free Origination on certain products!

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The doors for PromoExpo opened at 10am but eager early bird arrivals were being welcomed into the Tony Waddington Suite half an hour prior. We like to look after our colleagues and customers and put on a delicious spread of sausage and bacon buns and drinks.

Our branding for both PromoExpo and AdGiftsOnline, were projected across the pitch via the large screen. The room simply buzzed with enquiries and it wasn’t too long before our Managing Director, Tony Altham, took to the stage to introduce our first keynote speaker.

Ian Nicklin of ActionCoach shared his knowledge of business growth, including how to maintain motivation, increasing the bottom line and how business isn’t about busyness! We’re pleased to hear that Ian took several enquires from that speech alone.

Ruth Oxley bravely took over the mic for our PR and Marketing Partners Plinkfizz and taught us about the importance of branding and how it affects the peoples association and perception of the company.

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A scrumptious lunch of sandwiches and chips was served by the staff of Britannia Stadium and people enjoyed their free meal in the break out area. Tea, coffee and ice cold water were available all day and plenty of successful networking took place during the breaks.

The Director of the BPMA, Gordon Glenister, educated us with his fantastic presentation of 21 great ideas to promote your business using branded merchandise. Gordon stressed that the usability of the product is one of the most important aspects when deciding what promotional merchandise is best for your company.

Umbrellas, USBs, eco-friendly products, notepads, towels, electronics, mugs, bags, stress toys, confectionary and everything else you can print on could be found around the 20+ exhibitor stands. Did you see something you liked? We can source that for you at AdGiftsOnline.

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        Operations Director, Stephenie Altham.   Ian Nicklin, Tony Altham, Ruth Oxley and Gordon Glenister

The day rolled on and the prize draw for the £4000 business support package was pulled from the bowl by marketing guru Fiona Hawkins, Managing Director of Plinkfizz. We’re looking forward to working with Annetta Talbot from Stepping Stones Training in Newcastle-Under-Lyme who won this amazing prize! Congratulations!

With that, PromoExpo came to an end. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole day and would like to thank each and every one of you who came and supported us. We have received several pieces of positive feedback and will return next year with an even bigger and better PromoExpo 2015!

-AdGiftsOnline

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