BQ announced as WeDO’s Media Partners

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We’re delighted to announce our media partnership with BQ, who celebrate and inspire entrepreneurship to help businesses succeed and grow, through their quarterly national magazines, digital services and events.

As a dedicated supporter of entrepreneurship, BQ is making a real and tangible contribution to local, regional and national economic growth across the UK. They are completely unique in what they aim to achieve as a media brand, a brand which has established a loyal audience of high growth SMEs as well as leading business influencers. They wholeheartedly believe in BQ’s focus on people – those individuals that are challenging the traditional ways of doing things. 

A positive place in the market

BQ has an extensive reach in the UK of over 153,000 entrepreneurs, MDs and CEOs across Scotland, North East & Cumbria, Yorkshire, the North West, Midlands, the South East and the City of London and is an “alternative” publisher with a positive place in the market. The national strength of BQ is in its foundations – firmly rooted in local and regional business communities across the UK. They speak to thousands of businesses every day, sharing positive stories of business success.

Commenting on WeDO’s media partnership, Dave Townsley, BQ’s Group Director said:

BQ is delighted to be teaming up with WeDO as media partners and we are very much looking forward to working with you and your members over the coming weeks and months.

A successful entrepreneur himself, Dave has over 20 years experience managing and operating businesses.  In addition to his role at BQ, he is a Director of DNA Restaurants,  a partner in Townsley Hook Property Developers, as well as various roles within the public sector.  Quite when he has time to sleep we’re not entirely sure but there’s nothing more inspirational than a driven, passionate and successful entrepreneur.

Belinda Roberts, founder of WeDO added:

BQ is the perfect WeDO media partner.  Their focus on SME business and entrepreneurs is totally aligned with our activities and their focus on sharing positive stories of business success is a refreshing approach welcomed by WeDO and our members.  The success of the BQ Emerging Entrepreneur Awards and the Scottish Export Awards is the perfect compliment to our own Annual Awards. We very much look forward to working with Dave and all of the BQ team going forward and to welcoming Dave to our events.”

 Vision and values that make them more than a publisher

BQ blends regular digital activity, national magazines and thought leadership reports and events, matched with a range of innovative campaigns specifically designed to help businesses succeed and grow. They have a vision and values that make them more than a publisher – they’re a national brand dedicated to making a positive difference to business. They are a collective of entrepreneurs, businesses and support partners, they are the BQ community, and believe that by effectively telling positive stories, they can make a difference. 

The fifth Scottish Export Awards are taking place on the 22nd of March at the Hilton in Glasgow & bring together businesses from across Scotland to recognise and celebrate their entrepreneurial exporting achievements as well as encourage others to increase their export potential.  Last year more than 470 people attended and it was a true celebration of the success of Scotland’s most highly respected exporting businesses.  If you would like to nominate a business for the Awards, click here.   To find out more about the event and book tickets, click here.

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