The winner of a year’s free membership of the North East England Chamber of Commerce, Newcastle-based Trust Red, has already won his first two business leads as a result, just two weeks after joining.
Stuart Redshaw (pictured right), who specialises in all types of office solutions from workwear to stationary supplies, attended his first event at the Copthorne Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne. He secured two meetings to discuss a requirement for a business gift package and the provision of Keurig Hot Drinks machines (Starbucks branded coffee). Stuart also met fellow Chamber members at the Exchange event, where businesses are given the chance to discuss their opportunities and challenges.
He said: “I had been thinking of joining the Chamber before I won the year’s membership as I wanted to be able to meet other entrepreneurs and develop new contacts. My experience has been great and I am delighted with my first month, it has been really successful, with the promise of more to come.”
Lynsey Fairless, senior relationship manager, the Chamber said: “We are delighted to have Stuart in our membership. He is exactly the type of businessman who can benefit from a whole range of our services from networking to getting an introduction to a new client.”
Trust Red was established by Stuart two years ago after he had spent 21 years as a professional buyer and them a strategic Sales manager. He has wide experience of looking after organisations at all ranges, from those who purchase £1m of goods a month to those spending £50.
He said: “I want to be my client’s first port of call no matter what they need at work. I pride myself on offering bespoke solutions which perfectly match what people want.”
His business client list includes law firms, construction companies, call centres and insurance businesses as well as SMEs in the North East.
All Stuart wants is time to have a chat with companies who want to save time and reduce their costs.