Assisting local businesses is at the core of Business Gateway, offering expert support and advice to people with plans to start or grow a business. With our new 'back of bus' advertising campaign, Business Gateway are delighted to be able to go one step further for a collection of our clients by giving them some brand exposure in their local areas...on the buses.
Our new 'On the Bus' Business Gateway adverts have given us the opportunity to feature six local businesses that Business Gateway has assisted to start or help grow in some cases, both.
Six businesses were selected from Grampian and Tayside to be featured on special Business Gateway advertisements. These are currently being displayed prominently on the back of buses plying popular routes throughout the North-East and Tayside regions. We have already spotted two of these this week!
This represents a fantastic opportunity for these businesses to be featured on prime public advertising space, while showcasing how Business Gateway support is helping many to drive their businesses forward.
Below are the six businesses that have rolled out on the buses. These adverts have been live from 20th January 2014, so be on the lookout.
Suzie Rodger, Blooms and Balloons
Blooms and Balloons, based in Aberdeen isn’t just your regular florist, Suzie brings her strong modern art design element into creating flower and balloon displays with a difference.
Suzie is grateful for the support Business Gateway has provided:
“Business Gateway have been a great help to me when starting up and growing my business. They're always on hand when I need them and all the advisers are always so lovely and friendly. I would recommend them to anyone who's thinking about starting out in business.”
Gregor Mackintosh, Mackintosh of Glendaveny.
Mackintosh of Glendaveny makes extra virgin ‘cold pressed’ rapeseed oil at their farm in Glendaveny, Aberdeenshire. The cold press method, researched and implemented by Gregor creates culinary oil with half the saturated fat and ten times the omega 3 levels of olive oil.
Jamie Hutcheon, Cocoa Ooze
Cocoa Ooze, set up by award winning Chocolatier Jamie Hutcheon, creates luxury chocolates at their premises in Peterculter, Aberdeen. Cocoa Ooze also boasts two fantastic coffee shops, one in Peterculter, and the other in Abedeen City Centre on Belmont Street giving customers the option of enjoying Jamie’s creations comfortably with a nice coffee and catch up.
Owner Jamie said:
"As a young entrepreuner, the expertise and advice provided by Business Gateway has been invaluable. I've always been grateful to know that there is a dedicated team who are readily available to give me help when I've really needed it."
The Simpson Family, Incredible Edibles
Incredible Edibles, based in Exchange Street, Dundee are a local catering shop. As well as preparing a range of hot and cold foods, Incredible Edibles are specalists in producing fairy-tale-like cakes and other baked produce that really are truly incredible!
Graeme Simpson, co-owner of Incredible Edibles said:
"We had heard of Business Gateway so we made an appointment to see an adviser. We would recommend them to anyone thinking of starting up a business as they are always there for you. We are very grateful".
Bel Forbes, Bel’s Butchers
Bel’s Butchers of Edzell, Angus has become a key outlet for people within the North Angus area. Bel’s Butchers prides itself on a traditional approach, which its dedicated team of staff is keen to maintain.
On Business Gateway’s support, Bel the owner said:
“Business Gateway has provided me with the opportunity to grow my business and promote the brand of ‘Bel’s Butchers’ in areas that I otherwise would not have had access to. The input and support has been invaluable and I hope to continue to work closely with Business Gateway in the future to achieve my full business potential.”
Rose Martin, The Wee Pie Company
The Wee Pie Company makes artisan pies using unique recipes, and is based in Glendoick, Perthshire. Rose Martin takes pride in using natural and locally sourced ingredients. Within the next few years, Rose even aims to grow around 40% of the vegetables she uses herself.
Keep an eye out for our 'on the buses' adverts, and if you spot one, please feel free to let us know over Twitter and Facebook! We love to hear from you.
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