The cream of Scotland’s promotional merchandise distributors braved the worst that Glasgow weather could throw at them to attend the first The BIG Promotional Trade Show event to be held in the city.  More than fifty distributors attended the event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Gerry Thomas for The BIG Promotional Trade Show said “we were delighted with the turn out from the Scottish distributors.  It was great to see so many friendly faces.  It is always a pleasure to come to Glasgow and to be able to host an event in a city where the visitors to the show feel passionately about the products they sell and are proud that so many suppliers have made the effort to come and see them.”

Exhibitor Andy Larter from Sourcing Machine added “a massive thank you for organising The Big Promotional Trade Show Glasgow.  It proved to be very worthwhile, with a steady stream of distributors in a relaxed atmosphere.  We have already won new business from attending and are looking forward to the next one!”

Stuart Ross, Managing Director, from visitor Ross Promotional Products commented “great show with a good mix of trusted industry suppliers showcasing a wide range of products – definitely worth taking the time out of the office to visit.”

As this new concept in trade shows moves around the UK and Ireland the next stop is the Red Cow Moran Hotel in Dublin on 27th March.  April sees the shows at Lancashire County Cricket Club, Emirates, Old Trafford, Manchester on the 4th and then on the 10th at The Riverside Venue, Bath Road, Heathrow, London.

Returning to Manchester on 3rd September at Manchester United, Old Trafford then 26th September at The Village Hotel, Elstree these shows will take on a different approach to accommodate seasonal needs and focus on new products.

Showcasing many of the industry’s leading companies, featuring up to 60 of the top suppliers of promotional merchandise and services from the UK and Ireland at conveniently located venues.

Visitors to the shows will see a comprehensive range of products and services providing the latest innovative ideas and marketing solutions available to the industry.  Visitors will meet your key suppliers in a relaxed atmosphere with time to talk and learn and will be able to discover new ranges and the very latest products from right across the world and those manufactured in the UK!

Directors, owners, managers, sales and administrative staff will all benefit from spending quality time with suppliers committed to providing the best possible support to their distributors in all aspects of the buying process.

The BIG Promotional Trade Show events are organised on a not-for-profit basis.

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