We are now starting to put the plans together for the 2017 Festival of Business Woodley which will be on Thursday the 5th October.
As part of our planning for this year we have been looking back at the feedback we received last year and wanted to share some great testimonials with you.
So here is our look at the Festival of Business Woodley 2016 in quotes and pictures.
“We were delighted to host the Woodley Festival of Business again this year. It’s a wonderful opportunity from a Council perspective to meet local business men and women and see first-hand the range of businesses we have within our community. It was very well organised and included a nice variety of exhibitors. Addington School surpass expectation every year, providing a fantastic variety of savoury and sweet treats for participants and guests. The students were so engaging, keen to share what they love about their school and how they had prepared for the event.” Alison Mulvany – Venues and Bookings Manager, The Oakwood Centre
“Now that the dust has settled somewhat, I wanted to say what a great festival it was, and I thought it was really buzzing….
…there were real positives, more stands meant more networking, and there was a great buzz in the exhibitors’ hall. It’s pretty obvious the committee have got the planning side pretty much under control, which will allow more time for marketing in 2017. Each year has been better than the previous year, every reason to expect that 2017 will be even better too.
Which leads me on to the speakers. Great to see an all-female podium and they all had a really interesting message.” Phil Gowler – Woodley NLP
“It was a really good evening. I’d certainly like to be more involved in the future. It was very useful and nice to see the multitude of businesses in the area.” Craig Lawson – Skiplex
“Just to say congratulations on a very well organised event last night.
Some specific feedback for you:
• Venue was really good – light, clean, plenty of space.
• The quality of food was impressive – the school did an amazing job
• From a stand holder’s viewpoint – we were welcomed by friendly helpers who directed us where to go and where nothing was too much trouble.
• Felt there was a real buzz around the room.
• Value for money”
Denise and Graeme Hobbs – Hobbs Grainger Roitt
“I wanted to send you and your Woodley Business Club colleagues my congratulations on running a very good event last week – there was a real buzz in the room and I made some interesting new contacts (already knew quite a lot of people there too!).” Nikki Ochtman – RG10 Magazine
And to finish…..
Keith Baker, Woodley Town Council Leader, included the Festival of Business Woodley as one of his 6 highlights for 2016 in the Conservatives Christmas Newsletter.