SENIOR Architectural Systems expects new business in six figures following its recent attendance at the inaugural Fit Show.
Around 6,000 people visited the three-day fabricator and installer trade event at Telford International Centre and Senior described it as “one of the best fenestration trade shows in the UK in living memory”.
Sales director Steve Wightman said there was “a constant stream” of visitors. “With over 200 good enquiries, all followed up, and with estimated new business in excess of six figures as a result, the show has certainly delivered what it promised, a quality audience.”
The launch at the show of the Homes by Senior attracted interest from the trade market with inquiries received from across the UK and from visitors as far away as Australia.
The demand for Senior’s Hybrid System in the home improvement sector continues to increase with the launch of Homes by Senior, a range of products and services aimed directly at the home owner. Full working examples are being set up in showrooms across the country.
The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) was also pleased with the success of the show. Nigel Rees, group chief executive, commented: “The organisers took a big risk with this new industry exhibition and it was pleasing to see their efforts proved successful. I was also pleased to see so many exhibitors promoting their products and services to great effect and they too were rewarded with thousands of visitors attending the show.
“From the GGF Group’s perspective, it was good to impart our knowledge and raise the profiles of the GGF companies and the federation itself to our core audience.”
Throughout the three days the GGF and its group of companies including GGFi, FENSA and BFRC (British Fenestration Ratings Council) had information stands, held seminars, one-to-one ‘clinics’ and ran competitions.
Giles Willson, director of technical affairs, used the show as a launch platform for the Construction Products Regulation and CE marking seminars and workshops. He said: “It was good to see so many companies attend the federation’s seminars and in particular those on CPR and CE marking. It’s so important that companies who manufacture products under a harmonised European standard (hEN) comply with this new EU directive by July 1 (see facing page) and the Fit Show provided a great platform to get our message and information across.”
Image – Senior’s stand at the Fit show.