Office* Show Review – 15th & 16th September 2011

As office* show virgins we had no idea what to expect when we signed up to exhibit.  Was it everything we hoped?  Yes, and then some! The two days at Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London flew by in a dazzle of smiling office professionals, great talks and free Chuppa Chupps, Poppets, pens and post-it notes!

We usually show at TWM in October, the main London event for Facility Managers and FD’s – the people who like what we do.  When we heard about the office* show we were curious and fancied a change.  This show is dedicated to Executive PA’s, EA’s and Office Managers and more than 3,000 of them visited the show – and at times it felt like they were all on our stand.

The office* people launched National PA Day to celebrate and appreciate all the hard working PA’s out there who are often take for granted.  A great idea, though I can’t see it becoming a national holiday.  There were some great talks: the favourites seemed to be Jacqueline Gold (Ann Summers & Knickerbox) and Michelle Mone (Ultimo).  They were inspirational and offered genuine practical advice.  A lot of visitors told us they came away feeling motivated and raring to go!

We were pleased so many of you stopped to talk to us about our imprest service.  Office supplies isn’t the most exciting topic, but our imprest service does save you money and make your job so much easier – and it was great to hear you agree.  To those we’re meeting up with in the next few weeks, we look forward to building a great working relationship.  And if you entered the draw to win an iPod touch, we will be doing it at the end of September so watch this space!  If you didn’t but would like to be included, just contact us for an appointment before the month is up.  As long as we took your details at the show you still qualify.

Whilst it was interesting meeting so many different people working for such a wide range of companies, there was one downside: aching feet.  Especially for us oldies.  By Friday afternoon we were ready to just lay down where we stood.  Thankfully this was remedied by the delightful Mobile Massage team. The topless hunks from Pearls and Pecs wandering the aisles helped a little too…

Overall verdict?  Well, before this one had even finished we’d booked for the 2012 office* show.  That says it all. See you there!

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On September 21, 2011, posted in: Latest News by
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