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"As the marketing agency for Venturefest Yorkshire and avid readers of thebusinessdesk.com, we were keen to recommend and then create an advert to appear on the site. The ad appeared in the month prior to Venturefest, a key time for attracting delegates to the event, and we were delighted with the response (both click through and raising brand awareness) that it generated. We would not hesitate to recommend TheBusinessDesk.com as an advertising vehicle and we intend to build it into our communications strategies for other clients."
Tom Sharp, Director, Stone Soup
"For LegalandFinancial100.co.uk as a start-up in extremely challenging economic conditions we had to use our marketing budget very carefully. Of the several things we tried the article run by the businessdesk and subsequent sponsorship of the daily e-mail was by far the most productive in generating new business. The whole campaign and support from the businessdesk team was very professional. We will continue to promote our business through this medium."
Tim MacLean, CEO, Legal & Financial 100.co.uk
"The IoD has a very specific target audience for its annual Director of the Year Awards and we felt TheBusinessDesk.com was the best medium to reach this audience directly. We used TheBusinessDesk.com to promote the online awards entry forms via a high visibility homepage banner campaign which we found to be extremely successful and a worthwhile use of our budget. I would definitely recommend TheBusinessDesk.com to any organisation seeking to attract the high end audience."
John Thompson, Regional Director Yorkshire & Humber, IoD
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Chris Clegg, Managing Director, Endless LLP
"We were pleased with a well executed advertising campaign with a thorough and organised account management approach from thebusinessdesk.com team."
Alison Anderson, PR Manager, KPMG
"The Legal 500 fitted well with our promotion of our Leeds professional services team. the liaison with Ian worked very well and we were pleased with the four day coverage."
Sandra O'Neill, Head of Sales & Business Development, Grant Thornton
Seminar & Event Testimonials
'The Inside Track on Restructuring a Business' Seminar:
"I was delighted to be part of the presentation. It was very well organised and attracted a large audience of quality people. The atmosphere was relaxed and it proved to be a great networking event which I think everyone enjoyed.
I am certainly looking forward to the next one."
John McGhee, Senior Partner, Yorkshire Bank
"I recently spoke at the 'Inside Track on Restructuring a Business' seminar. The event proved to be a great success. As a regular reader of the businessdesk myself, I expected that the invitation to the seminar would reach a large number of business people but I think we were all pleasantly surprised by the number and quality of the attendees. The audience was made up of a good cross-section of directors and business leaders rather than
just members of the professional community, and this helped
to ensure that the event had a very practical focus."
Philip Mudd, Partner and Head of the Finance Group, Walker Morris
"I was pleased that Grant Thornton had been invited to speak at the Inside Track on Restructuring a Business Seminar, recently. I found it interesting that so many individuals from the business community made the effort to attend when they must all be rather busy dealing with the challenges that they all face. Clearly, the West Yorkshire Business Community is treating the current economic situation extremely seriously indeed, and attending gatherings like TheBusinessDesk.com seminar
allows the opportunity for much needed professional and
commercial interaction. I was pleased to be speaking
at the event."
Joe McLean, Partner, Grant Thornton
"Just a quick note to congratulate you and your team on yet another superb event this evening. Great atmosphere, great people and a lovely venue. As a business owner, the 2 events I've attended ran by yourselves have been pitched perfectly and you've clearly a great knack of attracting the right mix of people. Well done and thanks again for the invite - really appreciated it."
Ian Hudson, Psycuity Ltd
'Finding Funding: The Route to Liquidity' Seminar
"We were delighted that Mazars LLP were asked to contribute to the recent 'Finding Funding: the route to liquidity' seminar. The whole event was very professionally organised, with a strong panel of speakers and a quality range of attendees. TheBusinessDesk.com has stolen the march on the more traditional media channels and certainly leads the way in providing business news to the Yorkshire business community. For this reason, we were happy to link the Mazars brand with the recent seminar and continue to promote our rise as one of the leading accounting and advisory firms in the Yorkshire, the UK and Internationally."
Oliver Hoffman, Corporate Finance Partner, Mazars LLP
"I was delighted with the quality of the event run with the business desk. All stages of the organisation were first class and I look forward to participating in future events going forward."
Simon Banham, Director and Head of Large Corporate , Lloyds TSB Corporate Markets
"LFSI are delighted to be engaged in the important ongoing regional discussion regarding funding in the SME market. The audience delivered by the thebusinessdesk.com was diverse and engaged and provided a great insight into the feeling in the region. The event was well presented as always and the speakers delivered an informative view into these issues, providing some innovative and thought provoking ideas."
Howard Kew, Chief Executive, Leeds Financial Services Initiative
'International Trade: Overseas Opportunities for Yorkshire Businesses' seminar
'UK Trade and Investment were delighted to present at the 'International Trade: Overseas Opportunities for Yorkshire Businesses' event. The meeting was professionally organised, well attended, and at a great location (- the IOD offices in Leeds). It provided a great forum to reach Yorkshire companies interested in UKTI's Fiscal Stimulus Initiative www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk/ukti/fiscalstimulus, which supports UK companies to access and engage business opportunities emerging from global stimulus packages. UKTI looks forward to working alongside
thebusinessdesk.com on future events.'
Dr Andrew Hinton, UKTI Business Specialist, UK Trade & Investment
'I was very pleased to speak at TheBusinessDesk.com event, which was efficiently and professionally organised, and I would be delighted to do so again. There was an excellent turnout and some very good contacts were made.
We are always pleased to work with the team at
TheBusinessDesk.com and look forward to doing so again in the near future.'
Marie Brittenden, Senior Associate Commodities, International Trade & Energy, Hammonds
"Having already participated in the seminar on funding we were delighted to have the opportunity to be involved in the Overseas Trade Seminar. The organisation of the events is very slick and it provides a great way to increase our profile within the Yorkshire marketplace and further afield."
Ian Wrightson, Partner, Mazars
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