It may only be April, but 100 exhibitors are already booked in for next year’s Giving & Living trade show in January! It would also appear that it’s not only exhibitors that love the show. According to our visitor survey, 77% of those who attended had been to the show before, with 23% making their first visit to see what was in store. The good news for our exhibitors is that 87% of visitors placed orders at or shortly after the show and the good news for all of us is that 92% of visitors would recommend the show to a colleague or related business!
Our survey wasn’t just about facts and figures; we invited all sorts of feedback, and we’ve had some lovely comments about the show. Here’s just a few of them:
“Fantastically well organised, lovely people, and great product variety. Thank you.”
“This was my first – loved it! It was fabulous to talk face-to-face with suppliers and handle & smell products.”
“Great place to talk to potential suppliers and see the products they offer.”
“Well organised and laid out, plenty of stands and good refreshments.”
“You could do all of your buying here without going to other shows.”
“There was a nice buzz about the show and we found plenty to interest us. I would certainly recommend Giving & Living to other businesses in the South West”
Nobody’s perfect though, and there’s always room for improvement. We’re going to take all the feedback we recieved and use it to make the show even better next year. In the meantime we’d like to thank everyone who took the time to complete one of our surveys. We look forward to seeing what you think of the show in 2018!
All the visitors who completed a survey were in with a chance of winning a hamper filled with goodies from Taste of the West and we’d like to congratulate Jenny Suttie from Dame Hannah Rogers Trust (Seale Hayne Gift Shop) who was the lucky winner. Jenny doesn’t attend any events outside of the region, and loved visiting Giving & Living. Not only did she win the hamper, which she is planning on sharing with her colleagues, but she also found both new lines and new suppliers at the show – so it was a very successful show all ’round!
Next year Giving & Living takes place from Sunday 14th to Wednesday 17th January 2018 – why not put those dates in the diary now? Maybe you’ll be a winner next year too!