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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

Celebrating Callington 2015

We returned to Callington Town Hall for our “Celebrating Callington” event during the “Callington Carnival” and “Callington Festival Week”. The weather was beautiful, which although was great – meant a fair few people headed to the beach. Our visitor numbers were around 250, so down from the 300 from the year before. The public that

The Dartmoor Zoo Food and Craft Market 2015

After the success of the wedding fairs at Dartmoor Zoo, we returned for a two day food and craft market on Bank Holiday Monday and the Tuesday of half term. We were very lucky with the weather as it was beautiful sunshine on both days – perfect for the zoo! With the weather being so

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

Dartmoor Zoo Wedding Fair 2015

Once again we were back at one of the South West’s most unique wedding venues for their first Wedding Fair of 2015. Marquee filled with wedding suppliers, cars outside, goodie bags at the ready and live music playing we hit a crisis. We had lost all electricity to half of the fair! 10 minutes later

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.

Saltash Christmas Festival 2014

Last year I wrote a blog about the busiest weekend of the year, saying how there are simply too many events on the first weekend of December. However, this year I was lucky enough to be heavily involved in the Saltash Christmas Festival. I love working in Saltash. The sense of community is second to

Recommendation Culture

Edit: WE ARE NO LONGER RUNNING THIS OFFER I am often asked how I advertise to my exhibitors and the list of advertising methods is as long as my arm, but the number one advertising method? The best way of gaining new exhibitors? It’s not an advertising method at all. It is word of mouth

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

#LoveSaltash Market – October

After writing over 20 pages of plans, risk assessments and breaking through a whole load of red tape we an iffy start to the #LoveSaltash Markets with September being canceled. However, October came around quick enough and we had 18 exhibitors booked in to trade, 2 less than full – fantastic! Road marked out, road