event sponsorship - Great British ExposNortheast Expo Manchester

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Raise your profile nationally

Sponsor our events and meet 6,500 SMEs from across the UK.

Exhibition Sponsorship is a great marketing tool that will help you to establish and improve your company image and credibility. If you supply products and services to small/medium businesses, you should be exhibiting at The Great British Expo.

About Great British Expos:

Each year over 6500 SMEs from the UK attend our regional events, ready to network, do business and find new suppliers. We have gained the respect of the industry and have repeated exhibitors and sponsors such as Barclays Bank, Lexus, Lloyds Bank, Just Cash Flow PLC and Vodafone.

Delegates audience:

  • 70% from established SMEs with minimum trading of 5yrs and turnover of £3 Million upwards.
  • 30% large corporates and new-start-ups.

Benefits of our “Sponsorship package”:

  • Reach the right SME audience decision makers (meet 6500+ SMEs and 600+ Exhibitors).
  • Build your brand awareness and recognition on a national scale.
  • Create and enhance your corporate image with involvement in our CSR (corporate social responsibility) programme (over £150k donated to charity).
  • Regional & National Media exposure.
  • Distribute samples and offers to our national database of 150,000 UK Directors.
  • Establish new statistic partnerships and influencer relationships.
  • Regional Community Involvement.
  • Qualified Contact GDPR Compliant Database

Previous Sponsors Include:

Barclays Bank, Lloyds Bank, Just Cashflow, Aspen Waite, Lexus, BMW, Jelf Insurance, Vodafone UK, Corpdata Ltd and O2.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Included in the sponsorship package is the following:

  • A bronze stand at the expo worth £550 + vat
  • Your branding, promotional material and services will be featured in the busiest area of our events the Cafe / Workzone Area. By being featured in this area you are ensured of maximum visibility as this is one of the main features of our events – throughout the day you can expect a vast amount of SME visitors attending this designated area. As the sponsor you will be featured throughout the area. It will be branded and managed by yourselves.
  • We will provide you with a full delegate list of the attendees who have both pre-registered and attended the expo (GDPR Compliant).
  • You will be listed as a show sponsor on our website, show guide and throughout all our marketing activity.
  • You will be able to provide promotional material in the delegate bags.
  • Sponsored advertising featuring in our pre-event newsletter which will be sent out to over 40,000+ businesses in the region via our Email Marketing.
  • You will benefit from pre-event exposure to our extensive marketing database and across social channels, with so many SMEs attending the event will leave knowing exactly who you are.

This is one of the most prestigious feature of our events as it provides a platform for our SMEs to attend bespoke and interactive workshops that teach them the skills needed to grown their business.

The workshops are very well attended as they are not only have our Workshops been created to be an interesting and enjoyable way of gaining practical hands-on experience, they are also a way of picking up the knowledge that SMEs may be lacking.

You will be sponsoring a series of workshops at each event to help give business owners and managers the skills and confidence they need to enable them to successfully manage and grow their business. These interactive, classroom style sessions are specially created so that they can fully participate.

Included in the sponsorship package is the following:

 

  • A Silver Stand at each event worth £650 + vat
  • Workshop Speaker Room Sponsorship. As the sponsor you will be featured throughout this area. It will be branded and managed by yourselves. You will be given the opportunity to introduce each your business and services prior to each keynote speakers address to the delegates in attendance.
  • You will have the opportunity to run your own 30 minute workshop.
  • You will be given the opportunity to introduce the workshops.
  • You will be promoted out to over 40,000+ businesses in the region on a weekly basis via our Email Marketing.
  • We will provide you with a full delegate list of the attendees who have both pre-registered and attended the expo.
  • You will be listed as a show sponsor on our website, show guide and throughout all our marketing activity.
  • We will ensure that the workshop page of our website will feature that you are the sponsor of this feature. We will ensure that your website link and full company bio is highlighted in this area.
  • You will be able to provide promotional material in the delegate bags.
  • You will have an editorial in our show guide next to the workshop features.
  • You will benefit from pre-event exposure to our extensive marketing database and across social channels, with so many SMEs attending the event will leave knowing exactly who you are.
  • You will also benefit from the joint marketing of the keynote speakers and ourselves via our combined social platforms (meaning exposure to thousands of followers).
  • You will also have regional media opportunities.

This is one of the most prestigious feature of our events as it provides a platform for some of the UK’s leading entrepreneur’s to speak to speak to our guests. Past speakers have included BBC Apprentice Winners, BBC Dragon’s Den Stars, British Gold Olympians, UK Government Ministers, ITV Pride of Britain Winners, Nationally recognized entrepreneurs and some of the UK’s most loved Business Leaders and brands.

One of the largest investments we make at our events is our keynote speakers. Each year’s line-up of keynote speakers continues our proud reputation of bringing business’ most influential names to the region to inspire and motivate the SMEs as they share their success secrets. With the help of your sponsorship we are able to bring these keynote speakers, the UK’s leading business influencers, to our events to empower, inspire and motivate SMEs to take their company to it’s next level of growth. This most popular feature attracts huge media attention due to the calibre of our speakers and the vast number of SMEs who will be attending these keynotes throughout the day.

Included in the sponsorship package is the following:

 

  • A Gold Stand at each event worth £750 + vat
  • Keynote Speaker Room Sponsorship. As the sponsor you will be featured throughout this area. It will be branded and managed by yourselves. You will be given the opportunity to introduce each your business and services prior to each keynote speakers address to the delegates in attendance.
  • You will have the opportunity to do Q&A’s with the high profile speakers after their keynote.
  • You will be given the opportunity to introduce the keynote speakers, have media interviews and press photo’s with them.
  • You will be promoted out to over 40,000+ businesses in the region on a weekly basis via our Email Marketing as the keynote speaker sponsor. Each keynote speaker is high profile and have incredibly stories that we promote prior to each event. You would be featured as the sponsor enabling this speaker to be able to come and share there story at our event.
  • We will provide you with a full delegate list of the attendees who have both pre-registered and attended the expo.
  • You will be listed as a show sponsor on our website, show guide and throughout all our marketing activity.
  • We will ensure that the keynote speaker page of our website will feature that you are the sponsor of this feature. We will ensure that your website link and full company bio is highlighted in this area.
  • You will be able to provide promotional material in the delegate bags.
  • You will have an editorial in our show guide next to the keynote speaker BIO’s.
  • You will benefit from pre-event exposure to our extensive marketing database and across social channels, with so many SMEs attending the event will leave knowing exactly who you are.
  • You will also benefit from the joint marketing of the keynote speakers and ourselves via our combined social platforms (meaning exposure to thousands of followers).
  • You will also have regional media opportunities.

Would you like to get your businesses profile in front of 150 – 250 SME Business Leaders? 

Our expo networking breakfast are some of the biggest in the country and have the reputation of being the annual highlighted feature in many business leaders diaries. This is the most well attended feature of our events and provides the right sponsor with the perfect opportunity to promote their services and engage with SME Business Leaders at the start of the day. We partner with some of the UK’s leading chambers and membership organisations which ensures that the whole business community is invited to attend this unique event.

Last year we have over 1000 attending our expo networking breakfasts, this most popular feature attracts huge media attention (often live media broadcasts) due to the vast number of SMEs who will be attending.

Included in the sponsorship package is the following: 

  • A Exhibitor Stand at the breakfast worth £500 + vat
  • An opportunity to address the breakfast attendees with a 30 minute keynote
  • A full delegate list of all the attendees of the expo breakfast networking will be provided
  • A Gold Stand at the expo worth £750 + vat
  • The best stand location will be allocated to you at the main event and you will be displayed as a sponsor.
  • Co-Main Sponsorship Status. You will be featured and listed on all our marketing activity as a co-main show sponsor. We will ensure that your branding and corporate image is displayed through the expo and featured heavily within the most prominent features of our event.
  • A weekly dedicated HMTL email sent out to our database of 40,000 regional business owners a month before the event inviting the SME Business leaders to the breakfast.
  • A full page editorial will be allocated to you within the show guide.
  • We will provide you with a full delegate list of the attendees who have both pre-registered and attended the expo.
  • You will be listed as a main show sponsor on our website, show guide and throughout all our marketing activity.
  • You will be able to provide promotional material in the delegate bags.
  • You will benefit from pre-event exposure to our extensive marketing database and across social channels, with so many SMEs attending the event will leave knowing exactly who you are.
  • You will also benefit from the  marketing across our social platforms (meaning exposure to thousands of followers).
  • You will also have regional media opportunities.

Main event sponsorship is one of the best ways to engage with all the SMEs attending the event. By being a main event sponsor we are able to promote your company months in advance, work with you to develop a bespoke sponsorship package that will deliver the ROI that you are looking to achieve through this investment.

We pride ourselves on understanding our main sponsors objectives and actively work with them to ensure that whatever message, brand, service or product they are trying to promote they can effectively do so through the platform of our events. By being a main sponsor of Great British Expos we utilise our vast network of connections to make introductions and help the sponsor engage more effectively with their ideal prospects.

Included in the sponsorship package is the following: 

  • A Platinum Stand at the event worth £1000 + vat
  • The best stand location will be allocated at the event
  • An onsight meeting with GBExpos senior team to discuss your objectives and plan your sponsorship package to ensure that you get the ROI you are looking to achieve.
  • Senior GBExpos team will work with you to make connections and introductions that will be beneficial to you from their existing network (150,000 contacts across the UK).
  • A monthly conference call prior to the event to discuss the sponsorship campaign
  • A dedicated account manager allocated to you from GBExpos
  • All the media Photo’s and Video’s produced from the event will be shared with you.
  • As the main sponsor you will be featured and listed on all our marketing activity as the main headline show sponsor. We will ensure that your branding and corporate image is displayed through the expo and featured heavily within the most prominent features of our event.
  • Keynote or Workshop session opportunity is available for you at the event
  • An exhibitor lunch keynote opportunity to address all the exhibitors, partners and sponsors ahead of the main expo.
  • Listed as one of our 2020 preferred suppliers on our website and also to all our 600+ exhibitors.
  • 4 dedicated HMTL designed emails will be sent out to our database of 40,000 regional business owners a eight weeks before the event – promoting your services and presence at the expo.
  • A welcome message will be allocated for you to address the SMEs attending the event – profile build (this will be featured in our show guide).
  • A full page editorial will be allocated to you within the show guide.
  • Exclusive access to our exhibitors in which you can offer them your promotional products or services.
  • We will provide you with a full delegate list of the attendees who have both pre-registered and attended the expo.
  • We can ask the delegates at the point of registration specific questions relating to your industry, competitors and will share this information with you (GDPR Compliant)
  • You will be listed as a main show sponsor on our website, show guide and throughout all our marketing activity.
  • You will be able to provide promotional material in the delegate bags.
  • You will benefit from pre-event exposure to our extensive marketing database and across social channels, with so many SMEs attending the event will leave knowing exactly who you are.
  • You will also benefit from the  marketing across our social platforms (meaning exposure to thousands of followers).
  • You will also have regional media opportunities both printed, radio and TV.