It feels like I’ve spent more time at exhibitions than in the office recently, and there have been more I could have attended if time allowed. They range from the huge events at London’s Excel, with hundreds of exhibitors, thousands of delegates and dozens of speakers, to the more intimate Nottingham and Derbyshire Care Conference at Nottingham’s Belfry Hotel, where we dipped our toe in the water and exhibited for the first time. This was a much more modest event, just 30 exhibitors, but there was still an excellent line-up of speakers and, judging by the discussions with visitors to our stand, a highly motivated and enthused group of 100 or so delegates.
(The map on the wall in the picture shows where our products are now being used… over 600 care homes in virtually every county in the UK. That’s Linda taking an order by the way, and I’m the one drinking coffee – as per.)
It was great to meet care home managers and owners who are already using the charts, and even more gratifying to hear their words of praise, like these from Simon Hodgkinson, owner of Westcliffe Care Home in Nottingham…
“We have been using the care charts at Westcliffe Care Home for approximately 8 months. We believe they make a real difference to the quality of life our residents lead; because it means we get the things that matter to them right – particularly the small things that really make a significant difference. We do not often have agency staff but when we do they all comment on how useful the charts are. The charts get them up to speed very quickly which means they can deliver quality, individualised care immediately – and of course they have gone down very well indeed during inspections!”