Showman’s Show prepares for October outing
By Sarah Ann McCay18 August 2013
Event industry suppliers are set to gather at the Newbury Showground in the UK again this year, as The Showman’s Show is scheduled to take place October 23-24.
Once again, this year’s trade event will welcome returning exhibitors as well as show debuts.
“We have been exhibiting at The Showman’s Show for 13 years now", said Paul Haigh, managing director of Daytona Stage Hire, "The event allows us to display our stages to their full potential, which has led to many successful leads over the years”.
MTD (UK & Ireland) Ltd will be returning this year after its debut in 2012. The company will be supplying a number of stainless steel drinking water fountains, which will be placed around the show site for use over the two days of the event.
Other exhibitors attending for the second time after their first appearance last year including cash transaction specialists, Thomas Automatics; motorbike display team, Inch Perfect Trials and catering company, The Real German Sausage Hut.
The UK show, now in its 29th year, is held on a Greenfield site, with many of the show’s resources, such as tracking to cover soft ground, marquees for the exhibition hall and restaurant, toilets, PA and radio communications, being provided by the exhibitors themselves.
One regular visitor, Sonia Ashworth, organiser of The Surrey County Show, said: “I always pick up the latest, new ideas from The Showman’s Show; from box office and ticketing to grandstands, litter and recycling.
"There are so many exhibitors and it is always useful to meet them face-to-face and be able to see their products in action rather than imagine them from a photo. I always come away inspired, with new, fresh ideas.”