New look Executive Hire Show hailed a success

ORGANISERS of this year’s Executive Hire Show hailed the event’s new look and layout as a success.

190 exhibitors, including 44 debutants, attended the exhibition at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena earlier this month, with visitor numbers also said to be up.

Executive Hire Show director Craig Donovan said, “The Executive Hire Show team would like to thank all exhibitors for supporting the 2019 show and embracing the new layout and design – we are delighted with the feedback we have received. We are pleased to confirm that the 2019 Show attracted 1872 relevant hire industry visitors. This is marginally up on last year and consistent with other years.”

This figure doesn’t include training providers, asset financiers and recruitment companies, who were allowed entry as non-exhibiting suppliers during the afternoon on the final day. Media and PR personnel were also excluded from the visitor numbers.

Craig added, “86% of all relevant hire industry visitors were from independent operations, re-confirming the pivotal role of local and regional hirers in the on-going success of the show. This also demonstrates the show’s continued ability to attract relevant, quality hire executives.”

Mike Brown, Molson Compact Equipment’s marketing manager said, “The new look of the show has made it feel like a brand new event – but with the same successful formula. The restructure of the show made you see new faces. It was good to see such a diverse sector of visitors from the large national hire companies to small independent hirers. We received some good leads and enquiries and there was plenty of interest in the Kobelco machinery which was the first time the brand had been shown at the EHS.”

Morris Site Machinery international business director Phil Winnington added, “The new layout worked well, and the show looked fresh. The new format also took away the predictability of other years. The volume of visitors was consistent with previous years and decision makers were in attendance. Morris Site Machinery is happy to support the show again in 2020.”

Bomag’s national sales manager, Simon Kennedy commented, “We have welcomed the location change of our stand – it has been great, and we have seen some good people over the three-days. We have had a steady flow of visitors and the last day of the show was far busier than expected – the EHS never fails to deliver.”

The Executive Hire Show has confirmed that next year’s event will take place on Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th February at the same venue.