If you’re a local buyer who wants to find a local supplier how do you go about it? You can advertise, call around, shop online – all options which cost time and money. Or you can post your opportunity for potential suppliers to spot on finditinworcestershire.com
That’s exactly what Bromsgrove-based chartered surveyors Thomas Lister did when they wanted to commission a new website.
“Our old website was out of date and we needed to refresh our image,” said director Rachel Lister. “But we also wanted to make a commitment to support local business by appointing a Worcestershire-based supplier. Trouble is, we didn’t really know who to approach.”
So Thomas Lister opted to post their opportunity on finditinworcestershire.com – a website managed by Worcestershire County Council’s economic development team and aimed at stimulating business in the county and a free service which automatically triggers an email about relevant offers to businesses registered with the website.
Thomas Lister’s opportunity was immediately spotted by Worcester-based all-round communications company, Chris Green Media (CGM). “We seized on it instantly,” recalled Chris Green, CGM’s managing director. “It was a team effort.”
Another part of the finditinworcestershire service helped build the relationship between the two companies. CGM’s managing director Chris Green was booked as a speaker at the next monthly networking breakfast, ironically on the morning of their next meeting – instant credibility.
“Not only did CGM come across as professional and experienced but we also realised this was a company who were highly regarded in the local business community,” says Rachel Lister.
“The reaction from people within our industry has been fantastic,” said Thomas Lister director, Chris Thomas. “It has made a massive difference to how people view us and is something to drive our business forward.”
“finditinworcestershire really does bring businesses together”, said Chris Green. ” finditinworcestershire’s ‘find an opportunity’ service in combination with the monthly breakfast meetings encourage that to happen – and enable businesses to work together which is invaluable.”