Having handled the PR for award-winning retail outlet Oswaldtwistle Mills for a year and a half before they opened the Business Centre, we had formed a great working relationship. Hotpot for Hotshots was created in response to the team at Oswaldtwistle Mills Business Centre wanting to get people through the door and showcase the conference facilities and office space. We suggested that an open event would be too obvious and wouldn’t keep people coming back.
To attract an array of businesses and retain interest we suggested a networking event to be held once a quarter.
Hotpot for Hotshots is now a leading networking event for businesses in the Lancashire area combining a perfect venue with great speakers and delicious hotpots.
The first event sold out to 100 delegates in two days and the success of the event has continued.
• Brokered the partnerships to support the event including East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, Lancashire Business View and a little help from ourselves.
• Devised a format, organised speakers using partners and existing contacts, created the brand, designed the invitations and wrote copy for any marketing material – oh and tested hotpots!
• On the day of the event; we are on hand to ensure smooth running between speakers and presentations.
And they said:
“Working with Slater is always very productive, they have really helped us to raise the profile of the Oswaldwistle Business Centre . Hotpots for Hotshots has been such a well supported event for the centre and Slater have been instrumental in developing the right business audience for our needs.”
Boyd Hargreaves, Managing Director