Once we’d made the plunge to sign up to the Gloucestershire Business Show as an exhibitor, we had the sudden panic … how can we make electronics fun, exciting and appealing to people less geeky than us!
After emptying the biscuit tin (twice), and a few cups of tea, we settled on doing something very different … manufacturing our electronic business cards on the stand. Little did we know how popular they’d be…
While setting up at the prestigious Cheltenham Race Course on Tuesday 16th May, we noticed that our stand was drawing attention from other exhibitors, so were eager to see the smiling faces of all the delegates early the next morning.
Four excited members of the Cubik team hit the M5 early on the Wednesday morning, destination Cheltenham Race Course. Some of the team hadn’t released there was a 7 o’clock in the morning! We followed the rain clouds from Bristol to Cheltenham but couldn’t dodge them as we entered the show … All four of us looking and feeling like drown rats.
The first morning at the trade show hit us like a locomotive, our production manager couldn’t keep up with the demand for our fantastic electronic business card games. We had planned to hand out around 150 business card games over the two days, by lunch time on day one we had given out nearly 70!
Day two started with glorious sunshine and one less member of the team. Company Director and top salesman Paul Mullen, made the trip south on an annual pilgrimage to the Plymouth University Project Showcase. At the showcase he met last year’s intern Ryan and his fellow students.
In his absence, the rest of the Cubik team carried on with big smiles and even managed to get caught on camera, making it into the Gloucestershire Business show official video. Check the video out here.
Before we could sit down for a cuppa, it was time to pack up and head back to sunny Bristol. We met some fantastic people and made some brilliant contacts, so the future really does look bright for the South West!
We are now really looking forward to the next show, South Gloucestershire Business Show at the Bristol and Bath Science Park, in October 2017. See you there!!