Once again we were joined on our stand by the Ocean Cruising Club whom we would like to thank for being both excellent company and also for their hospitality in inviting the Topsail team to dinner at the Royal Southampton Yacht Club, which we all enjoyed thoroughly. We were also joined by approximately 25 OCC members for evening drinks and nibbles on the stand, which again was a great evening, with great company.
If you attended the show you may have seen our Topsail posters in a rather unconventional spot…..the toilets! Our advertising campaign proved very successful, with numerous people visiting the stand for a quote and advising they had ‘seen us in the loo’!
We received 262 new enquiries at the stand alone, and were pleased to be visited by a number of people who were already insured with us and were just dropping by to say hello. It was truly great to see each and every one of you and to receive such positive feedback face to face; for Topsail this is one of the key factors in our choice to exhibit annually at the Southampton show. Meeting our existing clients and also potential new ones plays a great part in us being able to offer a personal service to those who choose to insure with us.
The show provides a great meeting place for us also allowing us to catch up with our underwriters, introducing agents and affiliated companies. We also caught up with a the Kent and Sussex British Marine Federation chairman and secretary during the show too. There were also a number of evening events which we were kindly invited too, including Sailing Rallies drinks aboard their yacht Chiscos and an evening event at Cowes laid on by ARC legal.
Plans are already underway for next years’ show which we hope will prove to be every bit as successful, if not more so!