Hot on the heels of receiving record levels of support from the industry in June, FIT Show organisers have reported a record breaking Summer season with strong sales in July and August.
When FIT Show returns to the NEC next May (25-27, 2021), visitors will be able to see a strong cohort of industry leading brands, as well as a raft of brands who are set to make their FIT Show debuts.
July saw market leader Profine join the 2021 lineup after it’s ‘lockdown’ assets acquisition of Aperture. Joining Profine in the July signings are Granada Glazing, BCB UK Ltd and Prosale Doors. SmartReady also increased its stand space to bring their SAC brand alongside it at the show next May.
Debut brands who signed up to exhibit in July included Ab Initio Software, ProSale Doors, Metsa Wood and CNC-machinery experts, Italmac. The summers sales put the 2021 event at over 65% sold.
Rhonda Ridge, MD of Ab Initio and the developer of AdminBase, says that next year’s FIT Show will provide the perfect environment in which to demonstrate the new features that have been introduced to the UK’s most popular installer management system.
The new web-based version just unveiled, together with a series of sales, survey, fitting and remedial mobile apps, will be continuously demonstrated throughout the three days of FIT on the company’s stand: “We have booked a stand at FIT Show as we believe it will provide the perfect environment in which to demonstrate AdminBase, especially as the event attracts so many installers, our primary audience,” said Rhonda.
Rhonda also believes that the timing of FIT Show in May 2021 will be perfect: “Like everyone else, we hope and believe that by May life will be returning to some sort of normality and as such, I believe it will be something of a celebration. And, whilst we have been demonstrating and installing AdminBase remotely as a matter of course for many years, we are all excited at the prospect of actually meeting so many people face-to-face.”
Continuing its strong run, exhibitors who joined the FIT Show 2021 lineup in August included Uniglass, Winbag, ODL, Aston Lynch Windows & Doors, Zero Seal Systems and Logical Timber. FIT Show event director, Nickie West said: “Once again, we have been blown away by the levels of support shown by the industry across the summer months.
“We believe that this has been bolstered by the reported ‘V Shape Recovery’ and hope that this positive run will continue well into the autumn as we see the full impact of the Greener Homes Initiative, Future Homes 2025 and the Government’s 2050 Zero Carbon Emissions pledge.”
FIT Show, the UK’s number one event for the glass, glazing, window, door, hardware and components industry, will return to the NEC next May.