Media Release: Business Matters in Renfrewshire – bigger and better for 2013


RENFREWSHIRE Chamber has recently announced the details of its annual B2B event, Business Matters in Renfrewshire.

Held this year over two days in May at Paisley Town Hall, the event is the main business event of its kind in the area.

Day one, 8th May 09.30-12.30 is a business conference with an impressive speaker line up:

10.00 – Deputy First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP
10.30 – Shadow Foreign Secretary, Douglas Alexander MP
11.00 – Dr Walter Boettcher, Economist – director, Research and Forecasting – Colliers International
11.30 – Sir Tom Hunter – Scottish businessperson, entrepreneur and philanthropist

Hosted / compered by Douglas Fraser, BBC Scotland Business & Economy Editor

Day twowo, 9th May 10am-4pm is for exhibitors and seminars. This year the seminars are built around a ‘How to…’ theme and include:

How to Build a Brilliant Brand with Fission Creative
How to Ruin Your Brand on Social Media with NSDesign
How to Grow Your Business with Invest in Renfrewshire
How to Improve Your Tendering with Renfrewshire Council Procurement Team
How to be a Great Business Leader with Dr Stuart Paul of UWS
How to Deliver Customer Service the Disney Way with Renfrewshire Chamber board director and ex Diageo Supply Chain director, Colin Neill

Bob Davidson, Chamber chief executive, said: “We’ve spent a lot of time building on the event from the last two years, with the addition of a business conference with a selection of high profile speakers.

“The seminars will also for the first time run sequentially allowing individuals to see them all if they wish. All seminars will also be in the main hall to encourage more exhibitor traffic and create more of a buzz at the event.

“We purposefully choose Paisley Town Hall, to support Paisley, Scotland’s largest town and encourage business people to get back into it.”

The entire event is free to attend and open to all Renfrewshire businesses, organisations, students and schools.

The twitter hashtag for all communications relating to the event is #b2bpaisley

For more info on the event and to book for the conference / seminars / or to book an exhibition space – please visit


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Contact: Bob Davidson
Phone: 01418475452