Norfolk chamber launches Meet the Buyer

PUBLISHED: 12:57 07 February 2014 | UPDATED: 12:57 07 February 2014

Caroline Williams, chief executive of Norfolk Chamber

Caroline Williams, chief executive of Norfolk Chamber

Norfolk Chamber of Commerce has launched Meet The Buyer 2014 with a very clear message to the county’s businesses.

“We’ve created the opportunity for companies to put themselves in front of some of the most important buyers in the region, and you need to be there.”

Delivered in conjunction with Norfolk County Council, Suffolk Chamber, Archant and New Anglia LEP, Meet the Buyer 2014 is now open for bookings. Any business can reserve their place at the most important sales event this year.

“It’s a massive opportunity, says Norfolk Chamber of Commerce Events Manager Abi Charter, “to get in front of key regional buyers interested in your products and services. They will be at Carrow Road on March 20th. These are people actively looking to do business with local companies.”

Norfolk Chamber President, Ian Hacon, explains the added level of sophisticated planning that makes this event so important and beneficial. “You’ll be able to select the five companies you’d most like to talk to. That means you’ll have one of the most closely targeted, time and cost effective sales opportunities imaginable.”

Being in front of such high quality prospects is, says Norfolk Chamber Chief Executive Caroline Williams, the ideal time to strike. “This is where you can make your pitch to a business that’s predisposed to buying, wants to buy locally and needs your kind of products and services” she says. “With buyers matched to your offering, and dedicated time to talk to them you should be able to set sales on fire!”

Norfolk businesses are looking forward to the opportunity to get involved in the local supply chain.

“Britannia Fire are attending Meet the Buyer to develop new business relationships and boost the local economy by supplying a British manufactured product.” Says Andy Spence, General Manager of Britannia Fire Ltd who were amongst the first to book their place.

Katie Duffield of Pink Lizard Promotions commented “This will be my first meet the buyer event and as a start-up business I am very excited to get the chance to meet important local business that I normally would find it difficult to get an appointment with. Hopefully this event can greatly increase my future business.”

Colin Canham the Business development Executive of Survival Systems International goes further. “I enjoy attending Meet the buyer events as it gives me the opportunity to fully explain our services to potential new customers and to update current customers of new products on offer, such as our new innovative hooking solution for lifeboats. They are a great networking opportunity – you never know who you will meet, or what new information you can learn by talking to people.”

And Meet the Buyer 2014 offers even more, including expert led workshops and a networking lunch.

Leads don’t come much warmer than this.

• Meet The Buyer is at Carrow Road on March 20th. Full details

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