Founded in 2015, Lid Project, the brainchild of Dan and Gemma, is fundamentally a network. Our expertise lie predominantly in operating sales & marketing services but with the knowledge and proficiency of our trusted connections we can certainly deliver a first class, ‘plug in’ sales team to our clients.
We pride ourselves on knowing the right people, in the right places and recently it dawned on us - if we’re doing this so successfully within the UK why don’t we grow our network and outreach internationally too
Whilst on that train (of thought) and after a glance at the diary and a little logistical planning, we had flights booked for a day trip to Amsterdam - we’re all for seizing the moment. International expansion, here we come! “Time to fill” featured in the diary for the day of our visit. We began contacting both business owners and directors, with LinkedIn being our preferred port of call, explaining what it is we do - and how we can be utilised to go about generating work on behalf of others. After just a couple of days our diary was completely booked out for the day - note to self, overnight trip required for next Amsterdam visit!
Our aim and agenda for the meetings:
It may seem simple, but our first question always asked is; “what are you working on that needs additional resource?” This isn’t about us pushing or selling our service, this is an opportunity for us to listen and understand. We can gain a clearer picture of exactly where others could benefit from an introduction to one of our tried and trusted partnerships. We eliminate the risk of time wasters or people who don’t live up to expectations and are eager to introduce you to some of Lid Project’s contacts from our little black book, think; website, SEO, event production, venue sourcing, videography, social media management - the list goes on!
We arranged our meetings within the easily accessible Amsterdam-Centrum neighbourhood. Cecconi’s Amsterdam, located in the 1930s Bungehuis building on the Singel canal (http://cecconisamsterdam.com/en) and Café-Restaurant De Plantage, a 19th century, recently refurbished conservatory - now an airy and bustling cafe (http://caferestaurantdeplantage.nl/en/#home). After a few pots of mint tea, substantial quantity of sparkling water and a number of coffees had been consumed we’d formed some fantastic INTERNATIONAL connections who we cannot wait to meet again and discuss further with. They’ve been added to the ever-growing, increasingly illustrious, little black book of Lid Project.
Homeward bound after a chock-a-block day. Reflecting on numerous opportunities to follow up on, a second discussion booked in, a new client project to start working on and a return trip penciled in, AMSTERDAM - we’re certainly coming for you, especially with exciting talk of a pop-up office space on the cards!
We’ll be back in Amsterdam for our overnight trip, as promised! If you would like to find out how we can become your sales team, support your sales & marketing functions or for us to listen out for opportunities for you, then get in touch with us. We’re a friendly bunch and we’d love to see you in Amsterdam on the 8th OR 9th May.
For those of you further afield who may be interested in our international expansion we’ve also set our sights outside of Europe and Dubai is on the horizon. With a week of meetings and events booked in - keep an eye on our social media to see what we are getting up to, and watch this space for the UAE write up in a few weeks. Current availability for Dubai meetings is; 4th, 7th, 8th, 9th April so pop us an email and we’ll schedule you in.
A small sample of our services include:
Key account management
Sales team leadership
New business development
Social media, digital marketing packages
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