The Executive Hire Show team is delighted to confirm that the 2015 event attracted 2,102 relevant hire industry visitors.
The show, now in its 9th consecutive year, took place at the Ricoh Arena Coventry last week and smashed the 2014 attendance – which attracted 1,908 visitors. This new record attendance of 2,102 relevant hire visitors represents a 10% increase on 2014.
The team confirmed that this net figure excludes non-exhibiting suppliers, plant sales and distribution companies, others – like training providers, as well as Press and PR. The total number of unique visitors scanned was 2,793, and this figure still excludes all exhibitor personnel.
Rob Aplin, the Show’s director said “We also confirm that the Show attracted both senior executives and purchasing management from all the leading national hirers, including an astonishing 318 executives from A-Plant, as well over 40 visitors from each of Brandon, GAP and Hirebase.
Whilst attendance from executives of national hirers was at a record level, 75% of all relevant hire industry visitors were from independent operations, endorsing the on-going importance of independent hirers to the Show.”
Rob added, “Our 2016 Show Exhibitor Kick Off Meeting is already confirmed on Thursday 1 October 2015 so please put this date in your diary. As it stands we are already 0ver 60% sold for the 2016 event.”
The 2016 Show dates are Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 February 2016 and the EHS will be celebrating Show 10, having hosted the first Show in 2007.
Rob concluded, “On behalf of the Executive Hire team, many thanks for your fantastic support. Long may it continue.”
Exhibitors reported some excellent deals being done at the show and a high level of interest from hirers nationwide. The show really was buzzing this year and the mood amongst the visitors and exhibitors was incredibly upbeat!
Phil Holman, director Knott Avonride had a cracking show. “We have been mobbed and have significantly increased our business connections. We have also had some excellent leads and sales off stand!”
National Trade sales manager Andy Woodings said, “Great Show over the last two days, we have had lots of quality visitors and some great orders, fantastic potential orders and New Business Contacts gained. Thanks the Exec Hire Team – looking forward to 2016.”
Paul Birch, sales manager BPH Attachments also reported great sales he said, “In one deal alone we sold 20 breakers to a major contractor. We were delighted with the show.”
New exhibitor Hook-Up Solutions said they had unbelievable interest in their new Hooka! Director Charles Stirling said, “We had so many visitors to our stand – we were very impressed at the opportunities the EHS presented. Our Hooka really did hook-in the crowds.”
Other exhibitors said they did not have enough stand personnel to cope and had to draft more staff in! So all in all an excellent show was had by all! A full report on the Executive Hire Show will be in the March issue of Executive Hire News – coming soon.
Once again – the Executive Hire Show 2016 dates are Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th February at the Ricoh Arena Coventry. See you there…