North West Expo: Our First Expo and promoting JIM – Jobs in Manchester as an Exhibitor

The North West Expo – Etihad Stadium – November 23rd

“Increase your reach and raise market awareness: Harness the power of physical networking at The North West Expo Manchester”

The Expo looked like a great opportunity to gain some awareness with employers, to talk to local businesses and gain some insight into the current market of hiring as an employer Greater Manchester. We were happy to exhibit alongside MBH – Manchester’s B2B Business Hub and hold a joint giveaway of a free job listing and a LinkedIn for Business workshop. 

The venue was great and some of our colleagues enjoyed the networking activities and workshops included with being an exhibitor that ran throughout the day. 

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Maximising our Presence at the Expo

We came ready with our banner and leaflets aimed at employers and we reached our aim to have a conversation with at least every other exhibitor whose business could require JIM’s services either now or in the future. Similarly we spoke to various networking associations, business trainers and even the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce as you never know what insights they will have with their many connections and relationships with local businesses that could have use for JIM. 

The position of our stand wasn’t bad either as there was plenty of foot traffic to and from the various workshops and networking sessions. This led to some great conversations with employers looking for advice and solutions when it comes to hiring, and as the only employment-based business exhibiting the turn out at are stand was great. 

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Was it successful for JIM?

Absolutely! We had plenty of meaningful conversations, both for JIM and MBH and managed to network with businesses based all around the northwest. Our competition allowed us to increase our followership and send out a follow-up newsletter outlining exactly what we do and how we can be an attribute to so many businesses.  

Honestly, the Expo had plenty of employers and exhibitors that had a general use for JIM and we think it says something about how businesses hire and the frustration that spending large amounts of money to recruiters and job boards, have on businesses.  

Keep a lookout for JIM at more upcoming business/jobs fairs in the future. 

If you are Hiring or looking for work in Greater Manchester why not try JIM – Jobs in Manchester!  

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