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Jewson Live 2018   13 December 2018

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It’s back! Jewson live, the UK’s biggest builders’ merchant show, returns for its fourth year and it’s going to be our best one yet. This free to attend event will run at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham on the 13th December 2018, with doors opening at 9am. The UK’s leading trade brands will offer live product demonstrations and practical advice as well as showcasing new products and innovations – this is not one to be missed.

Let’s keep this simple… what should you expect on the day?

  • Free entry
  • We’ll feed you…. Yes that’s free breakfast and lunch
  • Free parking
  • The UK’s leading trade brands
  • Guest speakers and celebrity guests
  • Live product demonstrations
  • Exclusive trade deals

Take a look at the Jewson Live website

Professional Builder Tool Fair - Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey   01 November 2018 - 02 November 2018

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Toolfair is a unique and dynamic regional show where trade users of tools come to see new products and ranges first-hand. It offers exhibitors an unrivalled opportunity to meet new customers face-to-face and demonstrate the benefits of their products in an exciting hands-on environment.

The visitor base of Toolfair mirrors the readership of Professional Builder magazine. It is comprised of actively working builders and allied tradesmen, keen to find out all about new products on the market. They depend on quality tools to enhance the efficiency of their work.

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D&M Tools: 'The' Tools Show 2018 - Kempton Park Racecourse   12 October 2018 - 14 October 2018

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A warm welcome awaits you from the staff of D&M Tools and all exhibitors at 'The' Tools Show 2018 at the prestigious Kempton Park Racecourse in Sunbury-on-Thames.

'The' Tool Show has established its reputation as the largest display of branded hand tools, power tools and machinery at a UK exhibition and regularly attracts an estimated 10,000 visitors.

Visit the official show website here:

Build Show - NEC   09 October 2018 - 11 October 2018

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The Build Show will provide a powerful, unique opportunity for the building, construction and related industries to network, to join together to share ideas, learn new information, skills and working practices, to trade and to grow together as the markets enter a new phase of prosperity.

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UK Construction Week - Birmingham NEC   09 October 2018 - 11 October 2018

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"UK Construction Week brings together all stakeholders within the built environment across every facet of design, build and product innovation. As the largest event dedicated to knowledge sharing, championing good practice and problem solving, it's the environment for the whole industry to look, talk, plan, learn and do business; providing answers for what, when, where and how we build (for) our future."

UK Construction Week (UKCW) is the UK’s largest built environment event; bringing together 35,000 construction professionals and 650+ exhibitors at the NEC Birmingham on 9-11 October 2018.

UKCW is free to attend and consists of nine shows: Timber Expo, Build Show, Civils Expo, Plant & Machinery Live, Energy 2018, Building Tech Live, Surface & Materials Show, HVAC 2018 and Grand Designs Live.

UK Construction Week showcases innovation from all sectors, and making it easier for any professional to update their CPD, get inspired by amazing people and projects, and walk away with practical information on new technologies, systems, products and collaborations from around the world that would otherwise take months to research.

UK Construction Week is FREE to attend and for trade visitors only (your trade ticket gets you access to Grand Designs Live on 10th & 11th October). 

Visit for more information and to register

The W Exhibition: Joinery & Furniture Manufacturing Show - NEC, Birmingham   30 September 2018 - 03 October 2018

W14 - The Joinery & Furniture Manufacturing Show - NEC, Birmingham

The W Exhibition is the national show for the Joinery and Furniture industries, showcasing the latest products and developments. As the UK’s leading dedicated trade exhibition, the W Exhibition provides the opportunity to see running woodwork machinery together with components and materials all under one roof at the NEC, Birmingham.

Learn more about the show here:

Screwfix Live - Farnborough   28 September 2018 - 30 September 2018

Screwfix Live 2017

Screwfix Live is returning to Farnborough and we are delighted to be hosting the event at the brand new International Exhibition & Conference Centre from 28th September - 30th September 2018.

The show is designed to give tradespeople and serious DIYers the chance to get their hands on the best products on the market, in addition to finding out more about the latest tools and essentials from their favourite brands.

Screwfix Live is free to attend and open to all. With over 180 top brands with a range of live product demonstrations, competitions, giveaways and exclusive show deals this event is not to be missed. All customers will benefit from 10% off everything at the show and a chance to join us at the brand new Trade Talk Zone featuring various guest speakers and much more.

For more information visit the Screwfix Live website.


The Flooring Show - Harrogate   16 September 2018 - 18 September 2018

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The Flooring Show, the industry’s flagship national event will celebrate its 56th edition in 2018, and continues to be the best-loved and biggest event on the industry’s calendar.

Bringing together all areas of the industry, including the retail and contract sectors – exhibitors and visitors alike get together for three intensive days of business activity and networking.

Supported by key industry bodies such as the Contract Flooring Association, National Institute of Carpet & Floorlayers and the Flooring Industry Training Association, the show will continue to grow in 2018 with additional stand space being released and further investment across the show.

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Glee   10 September 2018 - 12 September 2018

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Offering over 500 leading UK and international wholesale garden suppliers, set your ranges apart from your competition with Glee. Offering 8 unique show sectors, source the very best products for every shop; big, small, online or on the high-street, across our carefully tailored sectors which make it easy for you to find what you’re looking for.

Gain valuable advice and guidance to help you grow your business through challenging trading conditions, whilst hearing about the latest and greatest trends and seeing the most innovative products on the market.

Visit to learn more about the show.


Spoga+Gafa   02 September 2018 - 04 September 2018

Spoga Gafa

In the late summer, Cologne is in full bloom: As the world's leading trade fair for the garden and leisure time sector, spoga+gafa attracts around 40,000 trade visitors from all over the world. spoga+gafa is the industry's trend and innovation platform: New products, fresh ideas, strong impulses and the right contacts for the growth of your business. 

During three promising exhibition days, our exhibition zones garden living, garden care, garden creation, garden basic and the premium zone garden unique have been demonstrating unique diversity: theme parks, product presentations, special areas as well as a supporting programme that satisfies all demands.

Learn more about the event here:

Autumn Fair - Birmingham 2018   02 September 2018 - 05 September 2018

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Autumn Fair is where retailers come to source from over 200,000 new products for the festive period and spring season. Held in September, it's the perfect time to compare and find bestsellers for Christmas and other key retail spikes including Valentine's Day, Mother’s Day and Easter. Autumn Fair is also where retailers find products in time and in stock for their most important and profitable time of the year - the ‘Golden Quarter‘.

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Thank you for the excellent presentation that you gave at Woodbury Park on Thursday morning. It was very interesting and thought-provoking for our Retail members. The feedback has been excellent.

Martin Elliott. Chief Executive - Home Hardware.

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