More than 120 industry visitors attended the home of Manchester United to see the latest business ideas and meet 50 exhibiting exhibitors.

The Big New Products Show, on September 3, is the latest in a series of events run by a consortium of the industry’s top suppliers on a strictly not-for-profit basis.

Organiser Gerry Thomas said: “We were excited to see so many visitors at the show. It proved that both suppliers and distributors still very much welcome and value face-to-face contact. What’s more, a show of this size gives them the chance to have extended, meaningful and profitable conversations.”

The Manchester show was a hit with visiting distributors. Graham Bee, of Beeline Advertising Products in Nottingham, said: “Face-to-face is still how I prefer to do business and now, more than ever, it’s important to be aware of what’s new.”

The Big New Products Show now moves on to Elstree, just outside London, on September 26. The venue is the Inspiration Suite at the Village Hotel Watford/Elstree.  The show is open between 10am and 4pm and full details are available by visiting