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Remember, remember the 5th of November – Exeter Business Network

October 8, 2014

Remember, remember!

The fifth of November,

The Gunpowder treason and plot;

I know of no reason

Why the Gunpowder treason 

Should ever be forgot!

Much like the  fabulous event at The Lord Haldon Country Hotel on , and why would I type this, 5th November 2014!

It’s the Exeter Business Network event – the penultimate event of the year!

And among those already booked on

  • Affordable Websites (UK) Ltd, Jay Milling, Web Site Design
  • Codestorm, Trina Curtis, Mailing and fulfilment services
  • Collabd Projects, Robin Mulholland, Marketing Services
  • David Frumin & Associates,  David Frumin, Accountants
  • Devon Air Ambulance Trust, Helena Holt, Charity
  • Elixel, Gavin Jones, Digital Media
  • Endorse HR, Michael Green, H R Consultancy
  • Gilbert Stephens Solicitors, Alistair Heron, Legal
  • Mark Leveridge Magic, Mark Leveridge, Corporate Entertainment
  • Open Network Associates Ltd, Roy Adair, I.T Services
  • Quickprint Ltd, Clare Garner, Printing Services
  • Roger Moore & Associates, Roger Moore, Patent & Trademark
  • Scribble & Ink, Daryl Fulls, Office Supplies
  • SES Recruitment, Jason Arfan, Recruitment Services
  • Simpkins Edwards, Sharon Roberts , Accountants
  • The Family Law Co. by Hartnell Chanot, Rachel Buckley, Legal
  • The HR Dept, Belinda Newton, H R Consultancy
  • The Life Coach Station, Christopher Catt, Coaching Services
  • WESC Foundation, Jon Duckham, Charity
  • WNW Digital, Nigel Wilkinson, Digital Media

The event begins with a seminar that is sure to add value to your business or organisation. ….

  • 82% of the attendees have some kind of buying authority. That’s more than 4 out of 5 people walking down the aisles towards you.
  • #1 reason for attendees is to see new products.
  • Attendees spend an average of nine hours and 2.3 days (per show) visiting exhibits
  • 85% of decision makers say attending trade shows saves their company time and money by bringing vendors together under one roof.
  • 85% of an exhibitor’s success lies in the performance of the staff.
  • 53% of exhibit managers say its “difficult” or “very difficult” to keep effective booth staffers.
  • Trade show visitors will tell 6+ people about their experience*
To get the most from your next exhibition or trade show, perhaps you’re looking to exhibit at a future exhibition, or have been put off from doing so then the seminar before the networking lunch will ensure that you maximise your opportunities and get a great return on your investment.

Stop Wasting Money At Exhibitions and Trade Shows

 Hosted by Mark Leveridge
“As a professional strolling magician I have worked for companies at many trade shows and exhibitions and I have seen at first hand how so many businesses fail to make the most of their attendance. In this seminar I will highlight some of the ‘mistakes’ that I have seen to help you to avoid the most obvious pitfalls and then I will suggest strategies that will help you to get the best results from any that you attend. Oh, and I will show how magic could be a big winner for you at your next event. So stop working IN your business and dedicate an hour or so to working ON your business by attending my seminar – it’s one way to ensure that your morning will be magical!”
Mark is a member of the Inner Magic Circle with a gold star, which means that he has been recognised by his peers as one of the best magicians in the country – a true expert in his field. Specialising in performing close up magic at weddings, parties and corporate functions.  Mark’s magic can be used to create interest at your trade stand and to stop potential customers for you in a way that sales staff find far more difficult. Mark can also walk around the trade show floor away from your stand and approach people on your behalf using some quick, eye-catching magic which also promotes your company
Coffee and networking from 10am and seminar starts at 10.30am (optional,always rewarding, included in the price and a great networking opportunity!)

Followed by THE Networking Lunch 

Pre lunch drinks and informal networking from 11.45am. Sit down for 2 course lunch with coffee at 12.30pm
You sit with other decision makers – none of whom do what you do. There is a table host at each table and you have 3 minutes to talk to the others around your table about what you do and how this helps businesses/individuals/organisations.  PLUS you will have a copy of the seating plan which lists everyone attending , their name, business name and what their business does and importantly what table they are sat on enabling you to network with others  – more business building opportunities!
“The richest people in the world look for and build networks, everyone else looks for work.” – Robert Kiyosaki
Lunch speaker – Guy Arnold – Sales Through Service
Lunch finishes at 2pm
Your Investment
For seminar, coffee & networking, pre-lunch drinks and networking – including wine, 2 course served structured networking lunch with coffee, numerous decision makers, delegate list, follow up correspondence – £36.00 Inc VAT. Dietary requirements catered for. Opportunity cost of not attending?
The Venue
Still not sure?
Some other resources that I trust you will find useful
What others are saying or look on Twitter, look up @seanhumby or search #BNSW
More questions or a conversation then please contact me or you can BOOK by

Calling 01981 540708



with “book my place” and I will arrange everything – how to prepare, confirmation, any dietary requirements and your invoice


Prefer an invitation then complete your details here

Gallery for the event

The Venue


Lord Haldon Hotel Dunchideock, Exeter, EX6 7YF 01392 832483

The Seminar Host

Mark Leveridge – hosting the seminar “Stop Wasting Money At Exhibitions and Trade Shows”

The Lunch Speaker

Guy Arnold – Sales through service – Unique Customer Experience, Loyalty & Sales Professional. Helping Organisations grow through loyalty, reputation and referral, whilst also reducing costs.

Networking in a nutshell


English Folk Verse (c.1870)

The Fifth of November

Remember, remember!
The fifth of November,
The Gunpowder treason and plot;
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!
Guy Fawkes and his companions
Did the scheme contrive,
To blow the King and Parliament
All up alive.
Threescore barrels, laid below,
To prove old England’s overthrow.
But, by God’s providence, him they catch,
With a dark lantern, lighting a match!
A stick and a stake
For King James’s sake!
If you won’t give me one,
I’ll take two,
The better for me,
And the worse for you.
A rope, a rope, to hang the Pope,
A penn’orth of cheese to choke him,
A pint of beer to wash it down,
And a jolly good fire to burn him.
Holloa, boys! holloa, boys! make the bells ring!
Holloa, boys! holloa boys! God save the King!
Hip, hip, hooor-r-r-ray!




*Research shows that trade shows and exhibitions are going to continue being an asset to your company’s marketing mix – courtesy of Graphic Colour

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