“The expo has been really good. The visitors have all been of good quality and we’ve had some great conversations with people who have come to our stand. We’ve definitely got some business from it. Some people have been buying and we’ve had some consultants showing an interest in our products.”
Hulda Hreidarsdottir - Fafu based in Iceland.
“We’ve had some very high-quality leads because the people who come here are decision makers. By two o’clock on the first day we’d already sold 12 of the smaller cots. We will definitely be back again next year.”
Stuart Harding– Shanticot, makers of the revolutionary Bunk Cot
"It’s very useful, especially for picking up bits and pieces, and it’s very good that you can actually buy the products here [at Childcare Expo 2011]. I came last year and found the seminars really useful so that’s why I’ve returned this year. It’s a good event and I’m hoping to come back again in 2012 too."
Abi Dean - Children’s Centre Manager from Warwick
"Well done to the whole team behind Childcare Expo, I thought it was a great event and will definitely go again next year."
Sarah Steel - Managing Director – The Old Station Nursery Group
"Had a fantastic afternoon yesterday, thank you! Childcare Expo seemed very well organised and attended."
Vicky Kakos - In2Schools
"We launched at Expo last year and it was so good to come back! Childcare Expo is such a friendly show; both exhibitors and visitors. With so much as expected to see, the show also provides lots to hear and do! As an exhibitor I feel valued (unlike I do at some others) and it is really well organised .
As I am also a nursery owner it is great to see new resources in use, rather than laid out on a stand. It was also great to meet old and unmet Linkedin business acquaintances in the flesh!! Well done! I have booked again for next year!"
Catherine Lyon - EASYsolution 4 NURSERY EDUCATION
"It was good to be able to attend an exhibition dedicated to the early years, childcare and nursery sector, which was a free event and so cost effective with the seminars being affordable. It is important that information is shared across the board and so should be accessible to all, which this event succeeded in doing.
My knowledge was enlightened during the weekend and the budget workshops were great. I attended 'Let's Discover Sensory Play' hosted by Sue Gascoyne and it was an eye opener as it's amazing what can be achieved with some basic materials.
All in all I thoroughly enjoyed the two days; I left armed with literature and magazines from the exhibitors and a wealth of knowledge to share with my work colleagues. I will definitely be recommending that my colleagues attend the Expo September 2012."
Sandra Hobbs - Gingerbread Corner
"As someone fairly new to the Childcare industry it was great to be able meet people from both sides of the fence. It was a well organised and friendly show which I hope has raised our brand profile and will lead to new business."
Mark Goodall, - ToyGuard
"Congratulations to you and your team to you on an excellent show!
We had a fabulous response and sold more subscriptions than at any other education event we have attended over the past few years!"
John Hopley - Creative Steps Magazine
"We really enjoyed the exhibition, there was lots going on and the room itself was busy. We also managed to speak to a number of key contacts specifically about our product offering. Thank you for a great show!"
Natalie Wood - School Trends
"Well done on an outstanding exhibition. It was wonderful to see so many visitors and such an array of exhibitors."
Courteney Donaldson - Director of Child Centric Sectors - Christie + Co
"My first time at the show. Met some old acquaintances however and saw some great new products. I liked the nappy bin and the MP3 headphones ideas especially."
Simon Jackson - Director - Learning with Linden
"Well done for a great show."
Sue Gascoyne - Managing Director – Play to Z
“The show has provided a great platform for engaging with key decision makers within the early years sector; giving our company good business leads.”
Richard Freemantle – DoorTECH
“Brilliant Expo – made loads of useful contacts. I hope to buy more nurseries in the future and save money on purchases from contacts made during the show.”
Paul Tomlinson – Parklands Private Day Nursery, Kirkby Liverpool
“Broadway Events have thought of everything from an exhibitor’s point of view, crossed the i’s and dotted the t’s which has made the experience very enjoyable. We have made quality leads and good contacts with both potential business and new exhibitors. It was a pleasure to host the ‘A Place to Play’ area and support this new and upcoming exhibition.”
Sarah Harden – The Childcare Company
“Well done for organising such a successful event. I have attended most early years and teaching exhibitions for many years and recently had found regional ones to be less useful. In contrast I found your event full of interesting and useful suppliers and services. In particular I was aware when talking to some of them that the location of the event had enabled them to be there. A midlands venue is certainly beneficial therefore. I am looking forward to attending next year.”
Deborah Falshaw - Owner/Early Years Professional/Teacher, Horn End Nurseries
“All in all a great show where we generated some excellent leads and had good sales off the stand. Visitor quality was very good with plenty of decision makers at the show. One to recommend!!”
Stuart Harding - Shanticot Ltd
“Just wanted to say thank you for all the hard work that you and your team had obviously put in to make the first Childcare Expo so well run and professional.”
Lesley White - Letterland International Ltd
“Hi Emma, Just a note to congratulate you on the Expo this week, a brilliant event that was commented on by many, my apologies that I was not able to stay the second day and I hope that the casino proved to be a good night out also, I am sure it did.
Look forward to working with you further in 2011”
Lucie Wright (nee Tagg) - RedwoodsDowlingKerr
“Thank you for organising, it was great!”
Geraldine Grandidier – Tidy Books
“I hope the Childcare Expo has proved a success. Both myself and my business partner Michael Farrell were impressed with the Expo and will be signing up for a stand next year.”
Rhett Hill – Director, Oakhurst Finance Limited
“I just wanted to thank you for organising it and say a big thank you for letting us make a contribution. You worked so hard and did so much and I can honestly say that it was the best organised and smartest show I have ever been involved in. It was also a show with heart and the atmosphere between exhibitors was friendly and co operative.”
Sally Eaton - The Childcare Company
“I am emailing you to offer my congratulations on putting on such an excellent show. Considering this was a “first” I think the attendance was excellent and I will certainly seriously consider exhibiting next year. I am sure you are very proud of this achievement.”
Andrew Coulter – Coulter Consulting
“I truly believe that the event was exceptionally well promoted and marketed; everything was excellent.”
Courteney Donaldson - Christie + Co
“Great event. Extremely useful for all Early Years practitioners. Informative exhibitors. Will recommend the event to all my colleagues and other settings in Sutton Coldfield. Well done to the organisers! Thoroughly rewarding day.”
Elaine Dawe - Mere Green Combined School
“Excellent, thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Interesting trade stands, show just the right size to see everything.”
Brenda Williams - Accredited Childminder
“For my own reasons the Childcare Expo provided all that I was looking for and I can now expand my knowledge and product base.”
Claire Bell, Proprietor - BabyBells
“Was well worth a visit, would probably make more effort to go on both days next year.”
Lisa Shepherd - Higham on the Hill Pre-school Playgroup
“It was great! I only heard of it this year and will probably try the seminars next time. I have recommended it to my friend who teaches. I received lots of free items. Thanks.”
Jackie Cubitt - Finham Pre-School
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