The most commonly heard comment at The Tiling Show was that it had a really good vibe or buzz.
Held on the same day and in the same venue as the evening awards, the show hosted 35 exhibitors, who saw an impressive number of visitors during the day. The show was busy from the start and, unusually for a trade show, there was no let-up in the afternoon, with visitors still coming in less than half an hour before the show was due to close. Visitors also comprised a good cross-section of the industry, including tile fixers, contractors, retailers and distributors.
Lithofin UK were the sponsor of the show, and TTA is very grateful for their support. The company’s technical manager, Bob Sewell, said they had a good show, which justified their involvement. “I’ve been really busy – all good!”
This was echoed by Simon Whittaker of Amber Underfloor Heating, an Awards Gold sponsor. “We have only joined TTA recently, and it’s great to be involved. We’ve had a good show and it’s been busy all day.”
This was echoed by Michael Hailwood of JACKOBOARD, also a Gold sponsor. “The great thing about it for me has been the opportunity to reconnect with people, whom we might not have had as much contact with over the past couple of years as we would have liked. It’s been really good.”
STS, another Gold sponsor, was trialling something new at the show. It was one of several companies presenting live product demonstrations – and it put these online via a livestream to LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube. As Vince Marsh, head of marketing, said: “We’ve had lots of leads today and the great thing about our livestreams is that they will remain indefinitely on the social media channels, to act as a useful resource for people.”
This year’s Tiling Show definitely saw it established as a must attend event for everyone in the tiling sector. Don’t miss next year’s show!