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APEER COME ON BOARD FOR FIT SHOW MASTER FITTER CHALLENGE

The countdown to the 2017 Master Fitter Challenge in association with FENSA has begun. Once again the window, door and conservatory industry’s best of the best installers will come together at next year’s FIT Show to compete for the top prize of £5,000, as well as of course many times that value in terms of bragging rights. Stepping in to provide its popular, top selling composite residential door for the 2017 Master Fitter Challenge - upon which the finalists will be called to show ...

MORE EXHIBITORS JOIN THE 2017 FIT SHOW

It’s all go, go, go for the FIT Show team this summer with more contracts coming in and an inbox full to the brim with enquiries from companies eager to exhibit at next year’s show.

Taking place in just nine months time, The FIT Show will be held at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, May 23-25. Prompting a continued surge in exhibition stand bookings, 79% of the exhibition floor space has now been snapped up. That is 46% more space than the total at FIT Show 2016, which justifies with ease the decision to move to the larger venue. Returning to The FIT Show for a second year, Chase Taylor Recruitment will be exhibiting at Stand G21. Knowing the sector ...

WINDOW FITTERS: JUST HOW GOOD DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? ENTER THE 2017 MASTER FITTER CHALLENGE NOW TO FIND OUT

Over three events The FIT Show has given away £30,000 in prize money and many times that value in terms of bragging rights to the window, door and conservatory industry’s best installers. The challenges have become tougher – this year’s finals were proclaimed to set new parameters in terms of sheer physical hard work and required skills – and the competition sets grander, and now the countdown to the 2017 Master Fitter Challenge begins. Next year’s event will take place for the ...

FIT SHOW’S AEO PARTNERSHIP MET WITH PRAISE AT NEC MASTERCLASS

Rather than staging its own day of training for its exhibitors like it has done in the past, The FIT Show recently joined forces with the respected Association of Event Organisers (AEO) – after last year becoming a member of the industry body that promotes the event and exhibition industry to marketers of all kinds - and invited its exhibitors to the industry body’s Exhibitors Masterclass at the NEC, Birmingham.

Offering inspiring business techniques to improve return on investment and provide practical exhibition advice from real life case studies, the event also gave attendees the opportunity to learn how to promote their business, get the most out of their sales team and the most from their investment in exhibitions no matter whether their audience is B2B, B2C, UK based or international. With a line-up that consisted of seasoned professional speakers discussing various topics, the schedule ...

FIT SHOW ’17 WILL BE A FABRICATORS’ WONDERLAND AS MACHINERY AND SOFTWARE COMPANIES REACH OUT TO FRAME MAKERS

The 2017 Fabricator Installer Trade (FIT) Show, which takes place for the first time next year at the NEC Birmingham, will be the largest specialist window, door and conservatory exhibition to take place within the EU geographical area during 2017. And for buyers of frame production machinery and manufacturing systems The FIT Show is confirmed as a superb buyers’ forum with more than 16 top names already signed up.

With 10 months to go until The FIT Show takes place some of the World’s leading brands have signed up to show what amounts to the biggest display of frame production machinery and manufacturing systems in the UK for at least 10 years, with others expected to join the growing list of exhibitors. Well-established names are joined by brands new to the UK market, together offering a unique opportunity to actually see, touch and try machinery and systems and compare them side-by-side during the ...

FIT SHOW LAUNCH 2017 DIGITAL MARKETING BROCHURE

It’s always good to celebrate successes – and it’s even better to shout about them – and that’s precisely what The FIT Show has done with the launch of its new digital marketing brochure. Outlining facts and figures from 2016’s show, it also looks ahead to the 2017 FIT Show at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.

Just 10 months away, The FIT Show 2017 is already the talk of the industry – especially with its move to the NEC – but the fabricator and installer trade show’s new marketing brochure adds to the fanfare by divulging a selection of new information that will help exhibitors and potential exhibitors alike in planning their movements for next year. Aside from listing the number of hotel rooms available locally, the increase in exhibitors so far for 2017, and news on the show’s late night ...

ALUMINIUM CONTENT RISES AGAIN AS MERCURY JOINS THE FIT SHOW

Gloucester-based Mercury Glazing Supplies Ltd has added to the fast building throng gathering at next year’s FIT Show with the announcement that it too is bringing a range of high quality aluminium residential windows and entrance and bi-folding doors to the event.

A long established manufacturer of aluminium products using Smart’s and Jack Aluminium products, Mercury draws upon the experience and expertise gained through its work with professional specifiers and architects in commercial markets to bring a new level of expertise to installers tapping in to the burgeoning interest in aluminium frames for homes: “Installers entering the aluminium sector for the first time or those looking to boost their sales can deal with Mercury knowing that we will ...

RIK HENDERSON JOINS AWARD-WINNING FIT SHOW TEAM

The team behind the industry-leading FIT Show is delighted to announce that Rik Henderson is joining the FIT Events team as Sales Executive.

With almost 15 years’ sales experience under his belt, Rik is well accomplished in industry shows, with hands-on experience as both an exhibitor and as part of the organisational team. As Rik explains, he’s looking forward to joining the FIT Show team: “I’m excited to be joining a successful and established team as the award-winning show moves to the UK’s best exhibition venue, the NEC.” FIT Show Event Director, Nickie West says: “Rik will be joining the FIT Events team in July, ...

FIT SHOW 2017 CONTRACTS KEEP ON COMING

While it still may be 10 months away the buzz for FIT Show 2017 makes it feel like it’s right around the corner - for the FIT Events Ltd team it does at least. Area Sales Manager Freya Humphries’ inbox is filled weekly with new contracts from companies eager to exhibit at next year’s show.

After already reporting that the move to the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) had prompted a surge in exhibition stand bookings when launched discreetly to exhibitors back in December last year, almost 75% of the exhibition floor space has been snapped up already. That is 42% more space than the total at FIT Show 2016, comfortably justifying the decision to move to the larger venue. Some of the recent additions to next year’s exhibition line up include machinery manufacturers WPR TAKA and ...

FIT SHOW TESTIMONIALS KEEP ROLLING IN

The testimonials keep on coming following this year’s FIT Show. With nothing but praise for the popular UK window, door and conservatory trade show, exhibitors and visitors alike look forward to FIT Show 2017.

With new testimonials coming in from the likes of Carl F Groupco, Distinction Doors, Trojan and more, here’s what they had to say: “The 2016 FIT Show was the first year Soudal UK exhibited and due to the success we have already booked our 2017 stand. During the show we captured over 400 leads and have since generated new business prospects. “The move to the NEC seems positive and gives room for further growth within the show and Soudal are looking forward to be a part of this.” ...

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