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Testimonials from 2013

Distributor Testimonial: Thank you Sourcing City for superb show, we enjoyed it immensely. The quality of visitors was exceptional, and for us to host such productive and effective meetings with key industry distributors in such a friendly and hospitable environment was a great experience. The catering in the cafe area was excellent and your staff were very helpful and friendly at all times. Thank you.

Paul Green, Galpeg

Distributor Testimonial: A brilliantly organised show with a fantastic format!… I particularly like being able to organise my day by scheduling appointments. Great job! Well done!

Jon Birrell, BTC Group

Distributor Testimonial: We would like to congratulate the Sourcing City Team on a  very well organised and run show.  Being able to make appointments to see people meant that we could spend quality time with people that we wanted to see.  Time out of the office is extremely valuable and we all felt that this was time very well spent.  We shall be back next year.

Cheryl McCormack, Orb Group

Distributor Testimonial: We really found the whole Sourcing City Live experience to be a rewarding one. Every aspect of the event worked well for us and the informal nature of the party on the Wednesday night really made meetings on the Thursday a lot of fun. Thanks again from everybody here.

Jamie Davis, Dukes of London

Distributor Testimonial: Feedback from the team was very positive, they had lots of great relaxed conversations with good suppliers, and thoroughly enjoyed the Party Night.

Steve Simmons, Bourne International

Distributor Testimonial: Thought the show was fantastic, the reminder of timings meant that I didn’t miss the next start date, and the layout of the show was really superb. Next year I would hope to come for the two days and bring more guys from the office.

Mark Gilmour, Salt & Pepper Desogns

Distributor Testimonial: I attended the Sourcing City Live show last week with the attitude that I really do not like Trade Shows. I do not like the hustle and bustle and usually tend to grab what I need and get out asap. Firstly listening to Simon Weston prior to the show opening was not only inspiring, but very thought provoking filling my head with ideas. Then onto the show… I had booked back to back appointments, I have to say that the online booking of appointments the weeks before the show was a brilliant touch. Simple, straight forward and it planned my time - and my timing throughout the day.  I left the show extremely pleased, It had been a relaxed atmosphere with military timing and I got to see everyone I wanted and a few more and I left feeling "now that is how to do a show."

The night do was also fantastic. I have to have a special mention to Jason, Nikki and Tanya who just could not do enough for you. Their attitude (that seems to be standard as sourcing city staff) was second to none and they went out of their way to make sure I (and everyone else) was OK during the whole day and evening. They all work hard, then play hard and it’s a joy to see. Top Show, Top night with Top people.  PS Stavros Flatley...genius!

Mike Pierrepoint, Woo Ltd

Distributor Testimonial: Many congratulations on another hugely successful event, absolutely brilliant. Organised as usual with your superb attention to detail. Excellent helpful staff and a great selection of key suppliers. Coming at this time of year it is vitally important for me to see as many suppliers as possible to start my selection for the new catalogue. I hope this show continues to grow, adding to your existing exhibitors, whilst maintaining the quality of visitors.

Richard Pettinger, Ignite Group

Distributor Testimonial: A great event as usual. The meetings were excellent, and the lack of mad rushing around was great. I overheard many conversation that were extremely positive about the whole format. To be able to simply make appointments, and mix it up with mingling & wandering was perfect. The evening was fun, relaxed and informal, just the way it should be.

James Biggin, Steel City Marketing

Distributor Testimonial: At larger, busy shows, you do not have time to have meaningful discussions with the suppliers, even if you are fortunate enough to find someone free to talk to. The format of your event addressed all these issues and I feel I have benefitted greatly.

Angela Andrews, Arrow Corporate

Distributor Testimonial: Well done to everyone involved, you have done our industry proud – 10/10.  We felt our visit was very worthwhile, we had the time to speak to suppliers in a relaxed environment and we will definitely be coming again next year. PS: We loved the pick’ n mix at the end, what fun!

Julie Mole, Blue Mole Merchandise

Distributor Testimonial: The event was extremely well run, transport was great and everybody there were there because they wanted to be.  From our point of view this was the best trade show we have EVER attended.

Judith Tinker, M4 Promotions

Distributor Testimonial: I found the whole day informative and rewarding. I for one will be there in 2014 for definite!

Karen Davis, PPB Ltd

Distributor Testimonial: Had a great time over the 2 days, great event, great staff. SC Live; one big happy family! Looking forward to the next one.

Harvey Klapisch, Zippy Promotions

Distributor Testimonial: Personally I found the show extremely beneficial and had a number of quality meetings with a number of suppliers all of which were happy to support the professional distributor and that has to be the main aim to secure a strong future for our industry. You have the full support and backing from all the team at BMM, we will certainly be back next year!

Damian Pegutter, BMM

Distributor Testimonial: The show last week was brilliant. The appointment system worked really well, I had more quality time to spend with suppliers and was able to learn a lot more about them and their products. I will be back next year.

John Wilson, JWA Promotional Products

Distributor Testimonial: Having been hosts at the last two SC Marketplace events, we were already sold on the focussed quality concept. SC LIVE! is the natural development of this proven format, combining fixed appointments with random ‘meet & greet’ of visitors to the stand. SC LIVE! allows us to be product focussed, whilst still enabling quality ‘sit down’ business conversations. This is undoubtedly the way forward.

Linda Graham, Vivid Branding

Distributor Testimonial: I Just wanted to say how very impressed we were with the whole event both the organisation, layout, and staff. Well done.

Nicole Carter, Image Logo

Distributor Testimonial: A really worthwhile show. My biggest observation was that the true trade exhibitors were talking to professional distributors whose main business is promotional products. The small add-ons were well thought out; sandwiches, drinks, sweets were appreciated, especially the crepes and smoothies! I will go again next year. Congratulations on a well organised event.

Paul Cooper, Promotional Ideas

Supplier Testimonial: The quality of visitors at SC Live was exceptional. We are fully in-tune with the events philosophy, and it delivered quality on every level. Roll on next year!

Steve Nash, Just Balls & Easy Gifts

Supplier Testimonial: Sourcing City Live has proved invaluable to us! This show proves that the quality of visitors far outweighs footfall. Very organised and well run show that we are sure to be exhibiting at next year Thanks for a great experience!

Aaron Sargent, Pinpoint Badges

Supplier Testimonial: We had a great reaction to our new product ranges, and the quality of the visitors was exceptional.  Everything was excellently organised and delivered, how the SC Team had so many ideas to make a show different, exciting & fun I will never know.

Alan Stride, Premier Impressions

Supplier Testimonial: I would like to thank you and everyone at Sourcing City for hosting such a wonderful event! Your hospitality was outstanding and way above and beyond that which I have ever had the pleasure to experience.  The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly and a massive winner as far as I am concerned!

Terri Baker, Pen Warehouse

Supplier Testimonial: Quality distributors, time for relaxed meetings, superb venue, smooth organisation, great conversations with existing and potential customers, and so many little touches to make everyone feel valued. SC Live is perfect for our business.

Phil Roberts, Fanela

Supplier Testimonial: As always, the team at Sourcing City have put on yet another fantastic event, the quality of the visitors on both days was fantastic, we spent the right amount of time with those distributors that took time to book appointments with us and we could discuss business in a relaxed environment. There were still many others that took the opportunity to visit us without committing to an appointment and we feel the balance was right with people arriving at the stand for a more informal chat. Everyone seemed to enjoy our live glass blowing demonstrations! Once again keep up the great work SC!

Chris Smith, Dunelm Glass

Supplier Testimonial: We had an excellent show and in 2 days we had over 50 pre-booked meetings with key staff from our top 100 clients. Congratulations to Sourcing City for staging such a well-run and worthwhile event.

Andrew Langley, Juniper Products

Supplier Testimonial: Sourcing City Live Team - You pulled it off, we'll done all!

Roddy Rutland, Headwear

Supplier Testimonial: We enjoyed exhibiting, congratulations to you and to the SC team for a successful first show.

Dave Wilson, Preseli

Supplier Testimonial: A very well organised trade show attracting the industry’s leading Distributors, together with a very good appointment system, resulted in 2 productive days well spent.  Good hospitality, we will be back next year.

Ronny Dowek, Doves Clothing Co

Supplier Testimonial: Having been hosts at the last two SC Marketplace events, we were already sold on the focussed quality concept. SC LIVE! is the natural development of this proven format, combining fixed appointments with random ‘meet & greet’ of visitors to the stand. SC LIVE! allows us to be product focussed, whilst still enabling quality ‘sit down’ business conversations. This is undoubtedly the way forward.

Vic Jones, Squeezyball

Supplier Testimonial: As an overseas supplier, Sourcing City LIVE! offered the possibility to spend quality time with distributors who we work with, as well as those who we wish to work with. The fact that SC LIVE! has a very strict criteria of distributor visitor is vitally important, so that we come into contact with only quality Professional People, but most important of all is the opportunity of preparing well in advance with targeted distributors and having quality meetings at the event. This is unique to our industry and the efforts of David and his team in organising this for us is deeply appreciated.

Des Baum, MMS International

Supplier Testimonial: Thank you Sourcing City for superb show, we enjoyed it immensely. The quality of visitors was exceptional, and for us to host such productive and effective meetings with key industry distributors in such a friendly and hospitable environment was a great experience. The catering in the cafe area was excellent and your staff were very helpful and friendly at all times. Thank you.

Mark Tomlinson, Tomlinson Golf

Testimonials from 2012

Supplier Testimonial: Following the overwhelming, industry recognised triumph of Sourcing City Marketplace, AMT wasted no time in confirming our attendance at Sourcing City Live! The refreshingly professional attitude towards the show made the decision a very simple one.  With a strict admission policy of only approved distributors, the success of the show is far easier to judge in terms of generating real sales leads and making new contacts

Ben McCarthy, | AMT

Supplier Testimonial: We are in no doubt that SC Live 2013 will be a great way to kick-start the New Year. Each and every visitor will be of a high calibre, and the innovative concept of being able to spend quality time with the right people, coupled with the strategic research and marketing that Sourcing City are renowned for, made the decision to sign up a no-brainer for us.

Matt Daines, Sales Director | Screenworks Ltd

Supplier Testimonial: Juniper looks forward to exhibiting at the first SC Live event next January, The Sourcing City team always put on a great event and this show provides us with a great opportunity to meet our customers and present our new ranges.

Susanne Langley, Director | Juniper

Supplier Testimonial: The whole concept of Sourcing City Live focuses on giving us quality time with quality visitors. SC Marketplace provided us with a magnificent commercial return, and we fully expect Sourcing City Live to do the same. Knowing how cutting-edge and creative Sourcing City always are, made joining the event a simple decision for us.

Phil Roberts, Fanela

Supplier Testimonial: The team at Sourcing City is leveraging their new show on a specific ‘core-trade’ platform, and already appear to have successfully gained extensive support from within the industry…. As a genuine trade-specific manufacturer, Senator Pens are pleased to confirm that we will be fully supporting the show, and look forward to meeting valued customers through the new ‘Live!’ experience.

Andrew Hill, Senator Pens

Supplier Testimonial: We are proud to be exhibiting at Sourcing City Live as we believe in the values and concept behind the exhibition.  Spending our money on a stand to talk to professional distributors simply makes perfect sense

Steve Nash, Easy Gifts

Supplier Testimonial: After an invaluable few days at the SC Marketplace 2011, when I heard that there was going to be a product based event in a similar concept, I naturally was very keen to sign up Sharon Lee for Sourcing City live! The format works incredibly well as it offers quality discussion time between supplier and distributor, which you would otherwise not necessarily get at a traditional trade show….. And now, we get to present products too! In short, I am very much looking forward to it.

Toby Pache, Sharon Lee Ltd

Supplier Testimonial: We are fully in tune with the innovative philosophies of Sourcing City Live. The Sourcing City team re-invented how effective an event can be with SC Marketplace, and we see SC Live as being just as exciting and rewarding for our business.

David Gold, Carole Group

Supplier Testimonial: We have booked to exhibit at SC Live 2013 because we believe it is vital to kick off the year by meeting with quality distributors, both those that we know well already and those we want to get to know better!  The Sourcing City events are a vital element of our overall marketing effort and we are looking forward to an exhibition that promises to be similarly slick and professional as SC Marketplace, organised by the same team.

Dave Wilson, Preseli

Supplier Testimonial: I have never experienced such a successful show put together as professionally as SC Marketplace, so signing up to SC Live 2013 was easy.  We believe in the way SC Live! focuses on the quality of the visitor, and the concept of having meaningful conversation about our products and company, with the right people and without the need to rush. SC Live will not only offer both quality product led networking and business opportunities and a clearly measurable ROI. We are extremely excited about SC Live as it’s not just another show – Quality over Quantity!

Channa Madanayake, Squeezyball Merchandising Ltd

Supplier Testimonial: Dunelm Glass Ltd is very excited about Sourcing City Live 2013, we feel that such a huge event cannot be missed and opportunities like this don’t come along very often!  We feel that to exhibit at such a show will benefit us greatly as a business, the structure and guidelines used by Sourcing City can only ensure and guarantee we will meet quality distributors. The Sourcing City team deserves credit for yet another great innovation.

Chris Smith, Dunelm Glass

Supplier Testimonial: We have always admired the way Sourcing City innovate. The reasons for exhibiting as so compelling, we can only see they have yet another winner on their hands with SC Live!

Paul Bonning, Purple Zebra

Supplier Testimonial: The concept of ‘Sourcing City Live!’ is just what the industry ordered. At ID&C, we strive to innovate and improve our entire operation to better service our customers. Sourcing City reflects our ethos, so it's only natural that we support what I'm sure is to be an amazing and potentially game-changing event.

Craig Bennett, ID&C
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Testimonials

  • Having been hosts at the last two SC Marketplace events, we were already sold on the focussed quality concept. SC LIVE! is the natural development of ...

    Vic Jones, Squeezyball
  • Thought the show was fantastic, the reminder of timings meant that I didn’t miss the next start date, and the layout of the show was really superb. Ne...

    Mark Gilmour, Salt & Pepper Desogns
  • Had a great time over the 2 days, great event, great staff. SC Live; one big happy family! Looking forward to the next one.

    Harvey Klapisch, Zippy Promotions
  • Thank you Sourcing City for superb show, we enjoyed it immensely. The quality of visitors was exceptional, and for us to host such productive and effe...

    Mark Tomlinson, Tomlinson Golf
  • Sourcing City Live Team - You pulled it off, we'll done all!

    Roddy Rutland, Headwear

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Sourcing City LIVE! is Endorsed by:

ASI, Page Partnership, Advantage Group, Ignite Group, Encore Group, Promotion Union

Sourcing City LIVE! for Professional Distributors Only

To find out more please contact: Tanya Cooper – Events Manager

tanya@sourcingcity.co.uk   |   01252 701034