‘The 2018 Exclusively Show has exceeded even our high expectations’ says Show Director, Simon Boyd. The results are in and visitor numbers are up by an impressive 10%. ‘A sell-out show of leading proactive exhibitors, the new initiatives with bira and Sirius, an informative BHETA sponsored seminar program, the growth of the brand showcase for consumer journalists and bloggers and the inspirational Scarlet Opus trend displays all contributed to our best show ever’
This year’s show was packed with over 150 leading exhibitors including 32 new exhibitors in housewares, tabletop, and small domestic appliances offering a myriad of new products and appealing new brands. Here’s what the exhibitors are saying:
An excellent and successful show helped us to create high interest in our new products. We had many encouraging conversations and did some fantastic business, proving that there is great potential in the UK market.
Mark Newbould MD Metaltex
A great show, it had an exciting buzz about it!
Jenny Handley, Head of Marketing. T&G
The show is an excellent platform to reach buyers from key sectors
Helen Simpson, Marketing Manager UK & Ireland, KitchenAid SDA
The new partnership with bira, designed to draw independents to the show, certainly reaped rewards, as reflected in the show’s attendance figures, and sales of over £30k, directly attributed to the bira bonus voucher, provide confirmation.
Julie Holden, bira national membership manager, and host of the bira seminar adds;
During the 2-day event, the 'bira bonus' scheme was taken up by almost 50 of our members, which exceeded our expectations.
Now in its 5th year, Exclusively Electrical is a huge draw for all buyers. This year Sirius held their UK convention, inviting many new retailers who then took time to shop the show.
‘The reputation of our seminar program, builds, returning the largest turnout in recent years, in some seminars there was standing room only!’ Will Jones, BHETA Director of Housewares said.
The Brand Showcase now in its second year is rapidly becoming a mini show in its own right. 2018 saw the doubling of brands participating and a record number of quality journalists attending.
Continuing to pull a crowd are show trend translators Scarlet Opus with one of the most popular seminar presentations and their trend displays orchestrated from exhibitors’ products are always busy.
A smile can say a 1000 words sums up Fearne Cotton’s presence on the Swan stand to launch her new collection, "Fearne By Swan Housewares".
In summary, there were so many contributions which drive new buyers to the show,
Martin Elliot, Chief Executive of Home Hardware sums up this up.
We had an excellent show and did some good business with existing suppliers and also found some new suppliers, which we believe is a vital part of attending trade shows. There appeared to be a positive buzz to the show with supplier’s keen to maximise future opportunities together. Thank you once again for your very kind hospitality, which is greatly appreciated.
‘The show team are delighted with the mix and quality of retailers that attended, continues Simon Boyd. ‘The show embraced many new retailers who are championing new and evolving routes to market, alongside large respected high street names and, of course, our hard working and determined Independents, embracing change from all corners of the UK’.
The Exclusively Show the UK’s Premier Showcase of housewares, tabletop and SDA’s will take place at the Business Design Centre again next year on the 11th & 12th June.