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TL Safety Extend Commercial Partnership

Bolton Arena are pleased to announce local company TL Safety have extended their partnership for a further year.

TL Safety Ltd are Health & Safety, ISO and CE Marking consultants providing services to organisations of all sizes throughout the UK. They can act as your competent person on a retained basis or carry out ad-hoc work. They provide services associated with CE Marking of Machinery, EN 1090 and ISO Management Systems. Our services also include HR and Employment Law, Face Fit Testing, Health Surveillance and Asbestos Surveys. We can provide many training courses and organise many of your compliance needs such as air quality testing, portable appliance testing, fire extinguisher servicing and LEV testing.

TL Safety, Managing Director, Tony Lundy remarked ”I’ve been working with Bolton Arena for the last 2 years, it’s really important to work closely with local businesses, it’s a great facility to host workshops, network and advertise TL Safety”

John Ashley,  Head Of Commercial at Bolton Arena commented ”TL Safety have been an excellent and supportive partner of Bolton Arena over the last 2 years and we’re looking forward to working together again over the next 12 months”

For more information about our Commercial Partnerships, contact our commercial team on 01204 488 112 or email business@boltonarena.com

Scan Computers International Renew Commercial Partnership

Bolton Arena are pleased to announce a partnership with local Bolton Business Scan Computers International for a further year.

Scan Computers have been in business for over 30 years and are all about three things – technology, people and how they bring them together. With a team of over 200 strong, there’s always an expert on hand to happily share their knowledge with you. From software to hardware to expert technical advice and care, there’s nothing they don’t know about tech.

Scan Computers, Marketing Manager, Rajen Raja, showed his support and commented “Scan has been part of the local community for over 25 years and we’ve always believed in giving something back. We are extremely proud to support Bolton Arena and their Business Football League”

Along with the commercial partnership with Bolton Arena, Scan Computers also are continuing to sponsor our Tuesday and Wednesday night Business Football League. Scan Computers provide monthly prizes for goalkeeper and player of the month awards for both leagues, adding another reason to get your work colleagues together.

John Ashley Head of Commercial commented “We are delighted that Scan Computers have renewed their Commercial Partnership with us and continue to support our Business Football league on a Tuesday and Wednesday night.

For more information about our Commercial Partnerships, contact our commercial team on 01204 488 112 or email business@boltonarena.com

Last Networking Event Of 2019 – Thursday 5th December

The final Networking Arena event of 2019 will take place on Thursday 5th December, 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 brings on average over 70 local businessmen and women together providing an informal and engaging networking event.

The December event will be sponsored by Court Enforcement Specialists. Based in central Manchester, Court Enforcement Specialists provide an award winning range of enforcement services across England and Wales. They provide a professional and cost effective service that all their clients receive.

Not sure what the event can do for you? Here are just a few benefits of our Networking Arena Event:

To register for free attendance at the Networking Arena, or for further information, email business@boltonarena.com or call 01204 488132.

Alternatively, head over to our website by clicking here.

Job Opportunity: Catering Assistant

Catering Assistant – Permanent

Working in the Refresh Cafe, the successful applicant will be required to provide an efficient, high quality service to conference, event and cafe customers maximising on all sales opportunities and ensuring full adherence to health & safety and food hygiene legislation.

Full training will be provided and successful candidates will be required to successfully achieve a Basic Food Hygiene qualification.

Hours: 36 hours per week (average)

Salary: Meets national minimum/living wage

  WEEK 1 WEEK 2
Monday 1200-2100 1200-2100
Tuesday 1500-2100 1300-2100
Wednesday 1400-2100
Thursday 1500-2100
Friday 0730-1530 1400-2100
Saturday 0800-1500
Sunday 0800-1500

For further information and an application form please contact:

Kathryn Platt, Human Resources Manager: kathrynplatt@boltonarena.com

Please note, that although CV’s will be accepted in support of applications, the company’s application must be completed in full.

Applicants will be required to provide documentation to verify their eligibility to live and work in the UK.

Closing date: 25th November 2019, 12 noon

September Great Northern Wedding Show

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!!

September Networking Arena 2019

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 business@boltonarena.com or call 01204 488132.

Alternatively, head over to our website by clicking here.

First Big Networking Expo Takes Place!

The first ever Big Networking Expo took place at Stateside Foods Bolton Arena on Friday 6th September 2019!

Following the success of Networking Arena events which are hosted quarterly throughout the year, the expo combined networking and exhibition opportunities all in one place. The Big Networking Expo saw over 350 people walk through the doors to meet the 56 exhibitors on the day, with the focus on making new contacts and business relationships.

The event featured three keynote speakers throughout the day, including Tracy Heatley from Better Networking, focused on getting results from our networking. Paul Heath from Ethical Business Mentoring, covered the value of teamwork and Karen Pilkington from The HR Dept, presented on stress awareness for employers. In addition, we had 3 detailed workshops on digital marketing delivered by Paul Cooper from LocaliQ.

We also ran two fun competitions on the day, Kevin Mullin from Greater Manchester Combined Authority won the competition sponsored by Go Ape, Kevin has won a corporate away day for the team at Go Ape Rivington. Stephen Solademi from SOS Creativity was the winner of the Bolton Arena Bounce Ball Challenge, collecting a bottle of wine. A huge thanks to all participants that took part throughout the day.

The Big Networking Expo headline sponsors The ExcluSec Group commented “We thoroughly enjoyed being the headline sponsor at the first Big Networking Expo. We have worked with Bolton Arena on a number of occasions now and look forward to working together in the future”

Paul Heath, Managing Director, Ethical Business Mentoring, “Thanks to Louise and her team for the fantastic job and unstinting efforts that they put into making the Big Networking Expo at the Stateside Foods Arena such an enjoyable experience.  I exhibited on the day and also delivered one of the keynote seminars – the preparation before the event was second to none and I was very well looked after on the day.  Clearly the marketing had worked because there was a steady flow of attendees throughout the full day an I felt the concept of keynote sessions was well thought through and implemented.  This all led to a really vibrant and worthwhile day.  Thanks once again.”

We can confirm that Big Networking Expo will be going ahead next year and the date for your diary is Friday 25th September 2020.

Commercial

Commercial Partnership Announced With J Dickinson & Sons

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/

Pre-Event For Our Networking Expo Exhibitors

On Thursday 18th July, we welcomed our Big Networking Expo exhibitors to Stateside Foods Bolton Arena for a fun morning of networking. We provided our exhibitors with the opportunity to meet each other before the event day and give them a run through of what we have planned. It was great to see many of our exhibitors and build excitement for the event next month.

The Big Networking Expo will take place on Friday 6th September 2019. The Big Networking Expo offers exhibitors a unique opportunity to meet a diverse gathering of business owners, networking specialists, decision makers and entrepreneurs. As a business-to-business event, the Expo enables exhibitors to engage with customers who are attending with the specific intention of making new contacts.

The event is sponsored by one of our commercial partners and regular Networking Arena attendee, Exclusec Security, a privately owned, professional, reliable and accredited security, facilities and training provider. We also have a number of other partners for the event including, Bolton FM, The Samuel James Group, The Bolton News, Baldwins and Go Ape.

If you’d like further information on exhibiting, then get in touch with the Events Team today on 01204 488112 or email events@boltonarena.com.

To see our current exhibitors and speakers click here.

Alternatively, if exhibiting isn’t quite for you but you’d like to attend, then register for FREE today via this link – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-big-networking-expo-2019-tickets-53300723900

Bolton Arena Announce New Naming Rights Partner

Bolton Arena are delighted to announce that Stateside Foods will become their naming rights partner for the next three years commencing on 1st July 2019.

Bolton Arena and Stateside Foods have enjoyed a very successful partnership since 2013. Bolton Arena has been the venue for Stateside’s family fun day, festive events as well Stateside Foods employees and their families being entitled to a fully funded gym membership at Bolton Arena as part of their staff benefits scheme. The Arena will feature Stateside Foods branding across internal and external locations throughout the venue from mid-July. The partnership will also be showcased throughout a number of digital platforms.

John Ashley Head of Commercial at Bolton Arena said: “The partnership with Stateside Foods has developed over the past six years, by increasing their sponsorship to become the new naming rights partner, this demonstrates the benefits of our working relationship. Stateside Foods are one of the largest employers in the local area, we aim to assist them to enhance their brand awareness. With over one million visitors every year, the arena is the ideal platform for Stateside Foods to reach the local community”.

In a statement about their new role as naming rights partners, Stateside Foods have said: “We are delighted to be announced as the new naming rights partner of Bolton Arena.

Stateside Foods are one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of private label chilled pizza and are part of the Freiberger Group, the largest own label pizza manufacturers in the world.

Both Stateside and Bolton Arena have worked very closely for a number of years, with key Stateside events being held at the Arena. As one of the area’s largest employers, Stateside believes this is a great platform for attracting new local talent to our ever-growing business whilst supporting a great local partner.

The facilities at the Arena are second to none and are available for people of all ages and abilities. It is something we are proud to put our name to, and why we already offer all our employees a fully funded membership. As a business, Stateside shares a very similar philosophy to that of Bolton Arena “Building an active healthy community”. Stateside believes that sport and leisure activities can have a very positive impact on a person’s wellbeing both physically and mentally.”

For more information, please contact John Ashley on 01204 488116 or Jack Haydock-Sale on 01204 488111.

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