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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.” ...

BEST YEAR YET: BARRIER COMPONENTS ALREADY BOOKED FOR 2017

Record numbers weren’t limited to just the visitors at the 2016 FIT Show, as many exhibitors smashed targets too. Exhibitors, including hardware supplier Barrier Components, reported strong interest from visitors in sourcing new products and alternative suppliers.

As Managing Director, Graham Walker explains, this year’s FIT show has been his best year yet: “Both the quality and the quantity of the audience were outstanding; totalling in excess of 240 scanned visitors, 200 of which were previously were unknown to us. In the weeks following the show we actively followed up these leads and are already experiencing significant success in converting these into firm business opportunities and sales.” This year’s FIT Show saw more than 180 exhibitors ...

ALUMINIUM EXHIBITORS COME IN THICK AND FAST FOR FIT SHOW 2017

FIT Show 2017 is 11 months away, but with contracts for exhibitor space regularly being signed ahead of next year’s fabricator and installer trade show the excitement already surrounding FIT makes it seem like the show is right around the corner.

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, bookings continue to come in thick and fast with more than 73% of the exhibition floor space snapped up. That is 40% more space again than the total at this year’s event, comfortably justifying the decision to move to the larger venue. Making its presence felt early on, the aluminium sector has been ...

FIT SHOW CONTINUES TO BE TALK OF THE TOWN

It’s been two months since FIT Show 2016 yet exhibitors and visitors alike are still talking about the popular UK window, door and conservatory trade show. Whether via social media, in the press or just by word of mouth, it’s still the talk of the town as people look forward to next year’s show at the NEC.

With attendance at this year’s FIT Show a massive 45% up on the 2014 show with 8,502 unique visitors you’d expect a lot of positive feedback from those who were there. Offering up testimonials and letting the FIT Show team know how happy they were with the show and how excited they are about FIT 2017, here are a few examples: “The response we had from the show was staggering, given our location in the innovation zone, off the main hall for SMARTGLASS Dynamic, powered by SageGlass. ...

FIT SHOW 2017: 71% OF FLOORSPACE BOOKED – AND A YEAR TO GO

With The FIT Show 2016 still warm and fresh in the collective memory of the window, door and conservatory industry, thoughts now swing to the future and FIT Show 2017, especially as it moves to a brand new home at the NEC.

The move to the National Exhibition Centre prompted a surge in exhibition stand bookings when it was launched discreetly to exhibitors in December last year. And with almost one year to go to FIT 2017 taking place on 23rd to 25th May, more than 71% of the exhibition floor space has been snapped up. That is 40% more space again than the total at this year’s event, comfortably justifying the decision to move to the larger venue. “All exhibition space at The FIT Show ...

FIT SHOW 2016: A REAL SOCIAL EVENT

FIT Show 2016 might be over but after taking a closer look at the social media statistics associated with the build up to the UK’s window, door and conservatory trade show, it’s clear that the industry is now fully engaged with Twitter and other social media outlets. If the social media statistics from FIT Show 2016 are anything to go by then non-users might want to get on the digital media train before it leaves the station.

With attendance at this year’s FIT Show a massive 45% up on the 2014 show with 8,502 unique visitors it only makes sense that its social media presence reflects this. Proving the most successful social media platform due to its instant engagement allowing tweets to be fired off one after the other in a conversation format, the FIT Show Twitter account was visited a total of 36,000 times in the month of the show alone – this is more than the previous 24 months combined. Starting the show ...

FIT SHOW AWARDS RECOGNISE HUGE EFFORTS BY EXHIBITORS

With the efforts of exhibitors recognised by the organisers of The FIT Show as being one of the most important contributors towards the excellent visitor numbers and quality attending the first two events, for 2016 it was decided to further encourage, recognise and reward exceptional efforts made by exhibitors to encourage visitors through the door.

Six Awards were created with a core principle that they should be judged completely independently by a team of experts that included Tom Gray, Chief Executive of the Southwater Event Group which owns and operates The International Centre, Teford together with hotels and the event production company Stagecraft; Alison Griffin, Sales and Marketing Director of The International Centre; Annie Byrne the editor of Exhibition News the leading exhibition industry magazine; and Jenni Jacques, Marketing ...

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