The London-based Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical are celebrating after visitor numbers have been noted as increasing 10% on last year.
Show director Simon Boyd commented: “The 2018 Exclusively Show has exceeded even our high expectations. 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 included over 150 exhibitors including 32 new exhibitors in housewares, tabletop, and small domestic appliances offering a myriad of new products and new brands.
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, confirm.
Bira national membership manager and host of the bira seminar Julie Holden added: “During the two-day event, the ‘bira bonus’ scheme was taken up by almost 50 of our members, which exceeded our expectations.”
Now in its fifth year, Exclusively Electrical continues to prove a draw for all buyers, the show organisers added. This year the Sirius Buying Group held its UK convention, inviting many new retailers who then took time to shop the show.
Simon Boyd added: “The show team are delighted with the mix and quality of retailers that attended. 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 Shows will take place at the Business Design Centre again next year next year on June 11 and 12.