The BIG Promotional Trade Show returned to the Riverside Venue at Heathrow, Wednesday, 10th April.  The second edition of the show there and the last in the mid-season run proved to be a very busy day with visitors crowding the aisles and exhibitors being swamped with enquiries.

Neal Beagles, managing director of Roantree said: “A very useful visit. The industry needed a mid-season and regional event and these shows fill that brief.  The show today was an ideal opportunity for us to bring along existing staff and also to introduce our new starters to the industry.  A very good day indeed.”

Karl Pearsall from Original Thing commented: “I completely underestimated the extent of the show, the number of big hitters from the industry exhibiting surprised me, so my intended short visit turned into an extended and educational day!”

Exhibitor Simon Adam, managing director of WCM&A, added: “We are delighted with both the quality and quantity of visitors today and have been particularly pleased with the large number of company’s who have taken the opportunity to send multiple numbers of staff.  Everyone who stopped off at our display was interested and took the time to acquaint themselves with our company and product range.”

On each stop of the show, the exhibitor judged to have the most eye-catching stand has been awarded a prize. At Heathrow, the prize went to aa bags. Show organiser Gerry Thomas, from The BIG Promotional Trade Show, presented a bottle of bubbly to aa bags managing director Ashley Abrahamson.

Organised on a not-for-profit basis and showcasing many of the industry’s leading companies, the shows feature up to 60 of the top suppliers of promotional merchandise and services from the UK, Europe & Ireland at conveniently located venues.  The next edition of the show will be The BIG New Product Trade Show at Manchester United on the 4th of September, featuring the many new products and ranges that are released for the fourth quarter selling period.

For full details of the events and exhibitors go to