BID Business Testimonials

Feedback from our annual Business Expo

BID Business Testimonials

Rewards-Training

As an exhibitor at the BID EXPO, Steve of Rewards was delighted at the opportunity to work with a fellow Essential Edinburgh business, “I was pleased to have a business opportunity from the first Essential Edinburgh Event and we are all looking forward to the next event in October”.

Rewards exhibited at the inaugural Essential Edinburgh Exhibition earlier this year.  We were delighted to meet with Chris Davidson of Haggis Hostels at the event and as a result of this connection made through Essential Edinburgh, Haggis Hostels and Rewards have since done business together.  Haggis Hostels provide fantastic accommodation right in the city centre of Edinburgh and Rewards provides nationally recognised qualifications and can access funding through Skills Development Scotland, as a result Haggis Hostels were able to take advantage of this and their manager has recently commenced a Modern Apprenticeship in Management.  Chris said “this introduction through Essential Edinburgh has been of great benefit, my Manager has improved existing business processes and that has meant considerable benefit to the business and our customers as a direct result.  As an exhibitor, Steve of Rewards was delighted at the opportunity to work with a fellow Essential Edinburgh business, “I was pleased to have a business opportunity from the first Essential Edinburgh Event and we are all looking forward to the next Event on 8th October”

National Records of Scotland – lovely ornate room. Also, a good location; Hanover Street is quite central. I spoke to most of the other exhibitors and told them about our facilities etc. both presenters obviously knew their stuff.  Subject matter was interesting and useful for all businesses.

TraveleadsTerrific, made a couple of new connections. Informative presentation for those who are not familiar with Google Maps.

Hamilton & Inches – Lovely, I think that the Merchant’s Hall is a beautiful, but comfortable hall to hold events like these in. I think that the event has great potential and I would love to see it grow and become more varied.  We would certainly consider exhibiting in the future.

Le Monde – We really enjoyed the expo and it was a good chance to network with some of our neighbouring businesses. We have since been in touch with Lush and are looking at a really good partnership moving forward. It is definitely worth attending and I am pleased with the outcome.

City Car Club – I found the event very informative and I had a very interesting chat with Mark Forbes from Harvey Nichol, although it has not led to any business yet I have put a membership proposal to Harvey Nichol and their staff.