Ever wondered how those charitable souls at the entrance of your local supermarket received the green light to set up shop there? Chances are, VST played a role in securing their spot.
Since 2012 the VST Group, and in particular VST Venues, have firmly established ourselves as a top-tier venue booking agency in the UK, particularly when it came to organising fundraisers in bustling supermarkets.
Supermarket & Retail Fundraising Space Experts
Several factors have contributed to our success. Firstly, we’ve meticulously curated a database encompassing over 17,000 stores across the UK. Since our inception in 2012, we’ve gathered a wealth of information including store size, foot traffic statistics, peak shopping days, contact details for the store’s Charity Champion or Store Manager, and insightful notes about past booking trends.
Secondly, our secret sauce lies in our dedicated calling team. Comprising individuals with over five decades of combined experience, our callers work tirelessly on behalf of our charitable clients. This isn’t just any group of telemarketers – our team largely consists of part-time working mothers who bring a warm and empathetic approach to their conversations with charities and stores. We’re not interested in hiring youngsters driven solely by aggressive sales targets.
While much of our activity had to be temporarily paused due to the pandemic, we are cautiously reconnecting with our vast store database to gauge when the time is right to resume bookings. We hold firm in our belief that this service will regain its stride, potentially even exceeding past successes, given the increasing empathy of the public towards supporting noble causes.
Retail Promotional Space for All Sectors
But there’s more to our aspirations. We aim to extend our services beyond charities and serve a diverse range of clients, including food manufacturers, automotive service providers, telecommunications, television and internet providers, and more.
With our extensive database and a team of seasoned professionals who’ve nurtured strong relationships, we’re essentially a plug-and-play venue booking solution. It’s important to note that Venue Booking is often synonymous with Field Marketing.
Having served our clients since 2007 from our headquarters in Northamptonshire, we invite you to explore the services we offer or reach out to schedule a call or an online meeting. We’re eager to chat with you about how we can make things happen.
Chrissy Mitchell, VST Campaign Coordinator