So the day came and went without any hitches (hooray!) we even managed to keep the rain away, (must have been all the sun dances we were doing every day for the last week!)

A fantastic time was had by all, and whilst we haven’t got the final visitor count yet, we know that most people that registered did come along to enjoy what was on offer. We managed to speak to most of the exhibitors on the day and they all fedback to us that the day had been terrific and really good value.

The venue was the wonderful ‘The Warren’ whose staff couldn’t have been more helpful in ensuring the smooth running on the day, we thank you very much. We just loved this picture of The Warren drawn on the day by the very talented Lis Watkins of Line and Wash, who kindly gave us permission to use her sketches of the day;

The day was packed full of business networking and workshops so provided the ideal platform for businesses to meet other like minded business owners and share business tips. The Workshops also proved to be a big hit, with our very own SEO expert Karen on hand to give advice on how to maximise your chances of being found online after all the major changes made by Google in the last few months. (Piccie courtesy of Warren King,

Other workshops included

Emerging Stronger – Communication skills and their impact on your business, Simon Ford, Positive Change Partners.

Winning Tendering Strategies for your Business, Rebekah Gomaz, Win That Bid.

A Crystal Ball will not future proof your company – Failing to plan is planning to fail!, Simon Ford, Positive Change Partners.

Social Media Mysteries Revealed!, Adrian Swinscoe,  RARE Business.

All were well attended and a lot of useful information and business tips were delivered to the attendees, again thank you to all of you who gave your time to deliver the workshops and giving away your knowledge.

The best exhibition stand this year was one by the wonderful ladies representing HR2HR, who gave a very warm welcome to all attendees who visited them, perfect angels 🙂

and how about our team? Well the JCK crew were very busy from dawn to dusk, ensuring that all exhibitors and visitors had a good day, and talking to as many people that walked past our stand as we could by tempting them by our delicious cakes (thanks Connexion Cuisine – we couldn’t stop eating them ourselves!!)

We had a fabulous day and really enjoyed the event, already talking about the next one for 2013, should we do another one, do let us know what you think!