Free Food is the way to exhibitor’s business cards

07 Sep 2017

Business Featured

The team at Jaspers Catering can now count themselves as regulars, after attending the St Helens Business Fair for the second time.

Nick Blake, Managing Director of Jaspers catering said: “I exhibited at the last one so I suppose you can say I’m a veteran, a two time veteran.

“The 2016 Business Fair was the first exhibition I’d ever done. It went brilliantly, I had a lovely day, met lots of nice people and came away with new business.”

Exhibiting at the business fair was exactly the right choice of networking for the business and Nick returned for the 2017 St Helens Business Fair, held at Haydock Park Racecourse.

Bringing food samples and a big supply of business cards with them, Jaspers was a huge hit with fellow exhibitors and attendees alike, swapping food for business cards.

Nick continued:“We touched every single table at the Business Fair this year. I had one of my guys going round, talking to everyone and offering free food, which drove lots of traffic back to the stand, especially at lunch time.

“We were able to swap business cards with every exhibitor and connect on social media, we were talking to contacts for weeks after the event.

“Business Fairs aren’t just about getting trade but meeting people and getting connections going. I find getting chatting to people is as good for networking as anything.”

Jaspers had such a successful day exhibiting that the company left the event early having given out all of their business cards, promotional materials and free food samples. They walked away with 20-25 new contacts and two new customers.

“Having our name associated with anything to do with the Chamber is always great, due to the good reputation the Chamber has attached to it. I know that when I pay money for a stand that it will promote us really well. I didn’t expect to be on the front page of the Star but that was an added bonus!”, added Nick.

If you are interested in exhibiting at the 2018 St Helens Business Fair and would like to book a stand, contact our events team on 01744 742028 or email