On Sunday 15th September we hosted our second Great Northern Wedding show of the year!
The Great Norther Wedding Show is one of the largest wedding shows in the North West, and was once again another successful show with some of the best wedding suppliers showcasing what they do best. In the main hall we saw over 100 exhibitors leading the way for couples who were looking for the latest trends and making dreams become a reality.
The show also saw two fantastic catwalk shows with beautiful wedding gowns to mother of the Bride outfits and entertainment from Six15 and Ref Floral Architecture.
The Great Northern Wedding show is run by Little White Books and host a number of wedding shows throughout the North West. We are delighted that they will be returning for 2020 for their fifteenth Great Wedding Show on Sunday 19th April all you need to do is pre-register and entry will guarantee free entry for you and your bride tribe!
To pre-register click here.
We look forward to seeing everyone again in 2020!!
Stateside Foods Bolton Arena’s Cryotherapy unit will be available for public bookings from Monday 4th November.
Cryotherapy, sometimes known as cold therapy, is the local or general use of low temperatures in medical therapy.
Whole Body Cryotherapy can be used to improve heart rate variability & increase an athletes ability to adapt to the high physical demands of physical activity. When the body is exposed to very low temperatures of -135ºC for 2-3 minutes, there is an increase in tissue oxygenation.
It can also be used during an athletes recovery cycle, allowing a quicker return to training or performing, as well as helping to reduce inflammatory response during rehabilitation.
Book an individual cryotherapy session for £30. All appointments must be made prior to booking, and are subject to availability.
Full price list:
Call 01204 488100 to book your appointment.
The third Networking Arena event of 2019 took place on Thursday 19th September in the Conference Suite at Stateside Foods Bolton Arena.
Networking Arena is now in its fifth year and continues to be as popular as ever. The event brought over 60 local businessmen and women together for the informal networking event.
On this occasion, the event was sponsored by a Networking Arena regular, Brabners, a leading commercial law firm with offices in Liverpool, Manchester and Preston. Brabners are a law firm that works in close partnership with you, confident in its ability to get the job done, and helping turn your ambition into reality.
Not sure what the event can do for you? Here are just a few benefits of our Networking Arena Events –
The final event of 2019 will take place on Thursday 5th December, 3pm – 5pm. To register for free attendance at the Networking Arena, or for further information, email email@example.com or call 01204 488132.
Alternatively, head over to our website by clicking here.
We’re delighted to announce a new long term partnership with J Dickinson & Sons.
Stateside Foods Bolton Arena and J Dickinson And Sons have signed a 3-year partnership, with J Dickinson & Sons also becoming the Arena’s official waste disposal partner from July 2020.
J Dickinson & Sons are a local, family owned and run company with over 80 years’ experience in the recycling industry. At the heart of their business is the desire to provide a professional and accessible service whilst serving to dispose of waste in an efficient and environmentally friendly manner.
Now in its fourth generation of Dickinson’s, the company has grown from strength to strength over the years. Based at the custom-built premises in Rivington View Business Park, J Dickinson operate a state of the art recycling facility. Headed up by James and Susan Dickinson. James being the 4th generation of the family to help run the business.
Head Of Commercial, John Ashley, Stateside Foods Bolton Arena commented “We’re excited to be working in partnership with another reputable local business in J Dickinson And Sons. We’ve had a working relationship over a number of years and we’re now looking forward to J Dickinson & Sons becoming our official waste disposal partner and advertising their services to our customers and business networks’’
Sales Manager, Carl Richardson, J Dickinson and Sons stated “We are delighted to be working alongside and forming a commercial partnership with Stateside Foods Bolton Arena, looking after all their waste and recycling needs. We feel its extremely important to us as a local business to support other local companies, forming long lasting business relationships”
Head over to https://www.jdickinson.co.uk/ to find out more about J Dickinson And Sons Services.
Interested in becoming a commercial partner here at Stateside Foods Bolton Arena? For further information and to see our current commercial partners visit https://www.boltonarena.com/business-village/sponsorship/
Stateside Foods Bolton Arena are excited to announce a new partnership with Bolton Kia.
Bolton Kia will be promoting their brand via the cross-channel platform throughout the venue and online.
Bolton Kia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kia Motors UK, the only one in the UK in fact and are proud to be Europe’s No.1 Kia Dealer located right here in Horwich; just a stone’s throw away from Stateside Foods Bolton Arena.
Kevin Howard, Dealer Principal, Bolton Kia provided this statement: “We are delighted to announce our Commercial Partnership with Bolton Arena for 2019-20. Kia Motors UK are committed to supporting sports, not just on an international level as Official Partners of the UEFA Europa League, but also on a local level by supporting children’s football teams through the ‘Gift of Kit’ programme. The Bolton Kia ‘Gift of Kit’ programme is now in its second year, which sees us gift Puma football kits to chosen local football teams. The new partnership with the Arena further demonstrates our commitment to sport”
Head Of Commercial, John Ashley, Stateside Foods Bolton Arena commented “We’re delighted in be in partnership with an excellent local business in Bolton Kia. We’re looking forward to working with Bolton Kia over the next 12 months and we’re hugely excited to be able to advertise their range of cars to our customers and business partners here at Stateside Foods Bolton Arena”
All new Kia models come with an industry leading 7 Year / 100,000 mile Warranty, visit https://dealers.kia.co.uk/bolton/ to see all our latest offers or visit the showroom at Middlebrook Retail Park today.
Interested in becoming a commercial partner here at Stateside Foods Bolton Arena? Visit our website to find out more https://www.boltonarena.com/business-village/sponsorship/
We’re excited to announce a new commercial partnership with Cornerstone Design & Marketing.
CORNERSTONE Design & Marketing is a full-service marketing agency working with a wide range of companies and organisations to develop robust marketing strategies to help advance and grow their businesses and customer-base.
The agency, which is experiencing growth of over 30 per cent year-on-year and building a larger multi-disciplinary team of graphic design, marketing, digital, and PR professionals, has recently won joint awards with long-standing client North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) north-west awards in late 2018.
The awards recognised two highly-successful marketing campaigns across a range of media platforms designed to spread key messages to the public. One aimed to reduce the number of unnecessary 999 calls. The other was to recruit more volunteers.
The campaign results far-exceeded the ambulance trust’s expectations. It saw large rises in social media engagement and website views. Within the first week alone of the volunteer campaign, 500 requests were received. This was ten times that of the entire campaign target.
Bespoke website development is one of the services that makes Cornerstone distinctive to many other agencies. One recent example was the development of a major e-commerce website for a leading sat-nav brand.
The business develops and sells sat-nav devices tailored for car, truck, motorhome and caravan markets. It has seen a massive 200 per cent year-on-year rise in website users since the new, bespoke site was launched, supported by Cornerstone’s other digital and marketing activity.
Cornerstone works equally successfully with clients in other sectors too. These sectors include gyms and leisure centres, healthcare, building societies, manufacturing, precision engineering, civil and structural design, pharmaceuticals, property, arts and tourism. In addition, Cornerstone works with charity and research organisations including Cancer Research UK.
Cornerstone’s services include journalism and copywriting services for clients’ websites, PR and news requirements. This written content further enhances their website SEO ranking and also achieves valuable publicity in the local, regional and national print and digital media, such as the Manchester Evening News, The Business Desk and the Financial Times.
The agency was founded in 2007 by David Wadsworth, initially on his own. The company gradually caught the attention of businesses across Greater Manchester, as its services produced excellent returns on-investment for clients.
That sustained success for clients has enabled Cornerstone to grow and develop into a full-service agency with a rising profile. Looking ahead, the agency has further growth plans including a move to bigger premises and further recruitment.
See how Cornerstone can develop your business and customer-base.
USN Bolton Arena are delighted to have extended our partnership with The Energy Check for a further 3 years.
The Energy Check will continue to provide expert analysis and advice on utility service and supply, and will help the Arena in becoming more energy efficient, and will serve as an effective way of saving money by lowering energy costs, a benefit which will again be offered to our gym members.
John Ashley Head of Commercial, USN Bolton Arena commented, ”We have enjoyed a very productive first year with The Energy Check, their knowledge and advice has been invaluable over the last 12-months. We’re looking forward to developing our partnership over the next 3 years”.
Andrew Brewer, The Energy Check, North West Corporate Partnership Manager, remarked, “On behalf of all the team at The Energy Check, I am delighted to announce that after our first year partnership ended, it was an easy decision to extend our relationship with USN Bolton Arena for a further three years.
Throughout the first year, my marketing team have worked closely with John, to ensure The Energy Check brand has been strengthened within Bolton and the surrounding areas, as well as developing the brand into a household name in conjunction with our online domestic energy comparison and switching platform.
Over the next three years, The Energy Check will be working alongside Simon Sharrock, operations manager at USN Bolton Arena, to reduce its carbon footprint by promoting renewable energy sources and driving energy efficiency within the facility, something we have already begun in recent months.
We will also be sponsoring the Arena’s next three annual golf days, something I’m extremely excited about as it will not only be a great way to showcase our brand but will also provide a fantastic opportunity to get out there and build new relationships with businesses in the area.”
For more information on The Energy Check click here.
USN Bolton Arena are pleased to be in partnership with Bolton Kia throughout October. Bolton Kia, will be promoting their brand on the new fully integrated digital advertising platform around the venue.
They will advertise their products and services alongside new and existing commercial partners, throughout the Arena wide digital system. In addition to this, lookout for the KIA Sportage edition 25 placement in the USN Bolton Arena main reception. Plus there’s also a chance to win an organic goodness healthy natural hamper and a £25 next gift card.
Kevin Howard, Dealer Principal, Bolton Kia provided this statement; Bolton Kia are proud to partner with Bolton Arena. Bolton Kia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kia Motors UK, the only one in the UK in fact and are proud to be Europe’s No.1 Kia Dealer located right here in Horwich, just a stone’s throw away from USN Bolton Arena.
Bolton Kia are proud to support local grassroots football and are looking forward to our partnership with Bolton Arena, including sponsoring the gym challenge and offering visitors the chance to win healthy goodies in October!
All new Kia models come with the industry leading 7 Year / 100,000 mile Warranty. Visit kia.co.uk/bolton to see all the latest offers or visit the showroom on the Middlebrook Retail Park.
We hope to work more closely with Kia going forward, benefitting our customers here at USN Bolton Arena.
NAME: Gwyn Hughes
JOB: Commercial manager
CAREER PATH: After graduating from Trent Polytechnic, I spent 16 years in local authority leisure departments in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Coventry and Yorkshire. I then set up a marketing department before making the move to Bolton Arena in 2007.
WHAT DOES YOUR JOB ENTAIL? I oversee the fitness, conferencing, events and the various business services we offer such as office spaces and sponsorship opportunities. I am also responsible for marketing and I’m a member of the Arena’s senior management team.
WHAT ATTRIBUTES DOES YOUR JOB NEED? The main purpose of the job is to make sure the Arena generates enough revenues to sustain itself so you need to be creative, resourceful and business-focused. We are quite a small team so you have to be a team player and help and support your colleagues to get the job done! But, we are a people business so the most important attributes are a passion for people and for sport and fitness.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT YOUR JOB? I get a real buzz from coming up with new ideas, putting them into practice and then seeing people of all ages getting enjoyment and excitement from the activities and facilities we’ve provided.
WHAT IS YOUR CAREER PLAN? At the moment, I am fully focused on my role at the Arena. We’ve got lots of exciting projects ahead and I am looking forward to working with colleagues to bring them to fruition and making the Arena an even better place to work and visit.
WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT THE ARENA? As a sporty person, it’s great to be surrounded by great sports facilities and like-minded people. The Arena is full of great people (colleagues and customers) and it’s a pleasure to come to work.