Exhibit at the HSBC Small Business Pop Up Week

By Aug 25, 2016Business Builders

Whilst we are gearing up for our first of the regional Women in Business Awards of 2016, we thought we would share some exciting news from our partners HSBC on how they are continuing to support small businesses, like many who are included in our shortlist.

Our partner HSBC is hosting pop-up events for Small Business Week in their London head offices to showcase small businesses to their 10,000 employees and members of the public, and would like to invite Forward Ladies members to take part to promote their brands. Last year they hosted a fantastic collection of businesses ranging from bikes to lingerie!

Commenting on the day, Jenny Parrett, Owner at Woofs & Wiggles said:

“We want to thank HSBC for inviting us to the Colchester branch where we had a chance to meet potential new customers and show case our fantastic day-care offering. Our ability to provide such a service would not have been possible without continued support.”

 The event will take place at 8 Canada Square, London, E14 5HQ on the 19th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd September between 11.30am and 2.30pm. If you would like to go along to the event or have any questions please email:

SmallBusinessWeek@hsbc.com by Monday 29th August 2016. Please give your first & second choice of preferred date, along with details of your business and what you would like to bring to showcase. One of the organisers from HSBC Small Business Week will respond to your email to finalise details and give further information. 

One Comment

  • We would like to thank Alistair Robson, Business Manager, HSBC, for inviting us to the Newcastle branch where we had a chance to show-case realworldworkshop. I was given a feedback form which was unfortunately lost in transit, so we created one of our own; the original was sent to Alistair, which in turn should get to you!. The questions answered are exactly the same as your original feedback form.

    HSBC Small Business Pop Up Event
    Location: HSBC, Grey Street Branch, Newcastle
    Date: Monday 28th November, 2016

    Feedback
    Feedback to HSBC questions

    1. Hosting a pop-up stall with HSBC was a worthwhile investment of my time? AGREE
    2. I have gained new business by hosting a stall today- expanded my customer base? AGREE
    3. I feel my business has gained greater exposure to a customer base? AGREE
    4. Would you like to host a stall with us again? YES
    5. Would you like someone from HSBC to contact you about your future banking needs? NO

    Please give a quote about your experience at the pop-up week

    Networking with a representative of the Department of International Trade made the day worthwhile.

    Any further comments you would like to share with us or improvements you would suggest?

    The only enquiries I had (from customers coming into the bank) was about the lift; it was out of order.
    There was no advertising (banners) on the day to direct people toward the event. Were local business people notified beforehand?
    Considering that local business visit the bank on a regular basis, maybe brochures could be handed to them (a week or so before the event), so they can organise their business time around attending.

    Robert Harris
    Co-founder of realworldworkshop

    For Alistair Robson, Business Manager; HSBC
    INTERNAL: Please return form by email to smallbusinessweek@hsbc.com

    HSBC Small Business Pop Up Event

    Location: HSBC, Grey Street Branch, Newcastle
    Date: Monday 28th November, 2016

    Feedback
    Feedback to HSBC questions in RED

    1. Hosting a pop-up stall with HSBC was a worthwhile investment of my time? AGREE
    2. I have gained new business by hosting a stall today- expanded my customer base? AGREE
    3. I feel my business has gained greater exposure to a customer base? AGREE
    4. Would you like to host a stall with us again? YES
    5. Would you like someone from HSBC to contact you about your future banking needs? NO

    Please give a quote about your experience at the pop-up week

    Networking with a representative of the Department of International Trade made the day worthwhile.

    Any further comments you would like to share with us or improvements you would suggest?

    The only enquiries I had (from customers coming into the bank) was about the lift; it was out of order.
    There was no advertising (banners) on the day to direct people toward the event. Were local business people notified beforehand?
    Considering that local business visit the bank on a regular basis, maybe brochures could be handed to them (a week or so before the event), so they can organise their business time around attending.

    Robert Harris
    Co-founder of realworldworkshop

    For Alistair Robson, Business Manager; HSBC
    INTERNAL: Please return form by email to smallbusinessweek@hsbc.com

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