The South West Furniture Manufacturers Agent & Representatives Federation (SWFMARF), organiser of regional trade event The South West Furniture Show, has reported a successful show despite ‘challenging’ footfall.
Taking place at its traditional home of The Sedgemoor Auction Centre in Somerset on 13-15 September 2016, SWFMARF revealed that the seventh annual show saw ‘greater than expected’ business was completed with first time exhibitors ‘exceeding’ targets.
This year’s show saw extended floor space to attract both small and large retailers and was full with leading manufacturers across the furniture industry.
SWFMARF chairman Patrick Gulliford revealed that he has already received ‘90% of preliminary bookings for next Years show’ and a ‘high number of new enquires from companies that want to exhibit for the first time’ next year.
Patrick concluded: “The 7th Annual South West furniture show has been a great success although at times footfall was challenging which was reflecting the furniture as a whole.
“We have had many complementary comments from retailers, how the stands and quality of merchandise improves with each year that passes. I would like to thank all retailers who supported our show and making it the success it is.”