Business resilience to the fore at Granite Expo

Pictured, from left, are: Brian Johnstone (Carbon Zero), Michal Silva (Page Break Media), Brett Jackson (Granite PR), Craig Walker (Press & Journal/Evening Express), Gary Pinchen (Ardoe House Hotel & Spa) and Stacy Edghill (Hibiscus Media & Events).

A CELEBRATION of businesses based in and with links to the North East has taken place on the outskirts of Aberdeen.

The Winter Granite Expo at Ardoe House Hotel & Spa on Wednesday, November 29th attracted its largest ever post-Covid attendance with hundreds of exhibitors and visitors using the one-day event to knowledge share, network and cross sell.  It was sponsored by Douglas Bookkeeping Solutions Ltd, Carbon-Zero and Page Break Media.

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The successful day hosted by Aberdeen-based Granite PR continued a long-running series which stretches back to 2011.  This year alone has featured four Expo events in Aberdeen and Dundee, with the latest session the first certified carbon neutral event in the series.

Performing the official opening, Press & Journal/Evening Express Editor, Craig Walker said: “This is a great platform to network, build new contacts and promote business. Nothing beats face-to-face interaction.

“For us, it allows us to find out how we can help to promote business and to get feedback in our 275th anniversary year.

“The North East is full of entrepreneurs who show great resilience.  The business community supports each other and is loyal – that’s an important part of what Granite Expo is about.”

Granite PR MD and Expo creator Brett Jackson added: “We are delighted to round off a busy year of events with such a successful business showcase.  The support of exhibitors, sponsors and delegates enabled the latest Granite Expo to underline the importance of coming together, in person, to celebrate all that is good about doing business in the North East of Scotland.

“We now look forward to 2024 when the Expo series will grow to cover more of Scotland than ever before.”

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