Cranmore Park Blog

2000 Visitors Enjoy High Energy Show

We were delighted to host the annual BPM 2021 DJ show 16-17 October 2021. A high-impact visual and audial showcase, this year's edition, which utilised all of our large exhibition spaces, attracted circa 2000 visitors across the weekend and BPM Show Director Jack Wilson has confirmed they will be back next year...

A Successful Event for UK Trade

Italian tile company EC1 Progetti usually welcomes its UK customers to an annual exhibition which takes place in Bologna, so when they needed to bring their collection of ceramic tiles to the UK due to Covid related travel restrictions, Cranmore Park provided the perfect venue and we were delighted to step in and host the event... 

Show Makes Long-Awaited Return

Following a break in 2020 due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, The Schoolwear Show finally returned to Cranmore Park on 10-11 October 2021. The biggest event in the industry's calendar, this busy event took place across our ground floor showroom space and it welcomed visitors from all across the UK.

Professional, Flexible, Responsive

September 2021 closed with the Rivus Fleet Solutions conference which we hosted in one of our larger ground floor hire spaces; the Diamond Suite. Sophia Moustakim from Rivus recounts a smooth enquiry and booking process leading to a very successful one-day event, including networking and presentation areas.

Only UK Toy Show of 2021

With the arrival of the two-day Indie Toy & Gift trade-show, our ground floor exhibition spaces were completely transformed to display a host of children’s toys, games and gifts. The industry came out in force to support the show, which was the only in-person UK Toy show of 2021 and their busiest to date!

Don't Get Caught Without

When getting ready for a trade show, there are plenty of things you will already have on your packing list. After all, no one would set off without their promotional material, samples or a demonstration model of their product. However, there are a few useful items that a lot of people seem to forget. As you’re getting ready, here are some of the most common items people wish they had remembered.

Flexible Contemporay Spaces

Contemporary, light and airy, our newly decorated meeting rooms feature state of the art AV systems and can be set-up to reflect a number of layout options. Accommodating 2 to 40 delegates, our versatile spaces are perfect for meetings, interviews and training courses - to find out more This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today! 

Preparation is Key

Many people find meetings nerve-wracking, but the stakes (and the stress) can be even higher when you’ve travelled for a big event, whether you’re going to see other departments of your own company or a client. If you’re asked to present at this kind of event, it can be a major boost to your career progression. However, a high profile presentation can also throw up a number of pitfalls, and even damage your reputation within the company.

First In-person Show in over 18 Months

We welcomed the INDX Furniture trade-show back to Cranmore Park at the beginning of September 2021, and it was a huge pleasure to see all of our large exhibition spaces alive with their industry exhibitors, product displays and retail customers once again.

Land Rover Confirms Future Plans

In a recent interview with the Express and Star, Jaguar Land Rover operations director Trevor Leeks confirmed his company’s plans for the West Midlands, where it has recently expanded its production capacity. In his words, the organisation plans to be in the area “for generations”. In light of this reaffirmed commitment to the well-established tradition of automobile manufacturing in the region, it seems fitting that Cranmore Park is becoming an increasingly popular venue for industry events, particularly for trade buyers.

Independent Gyms Summer Conference 2021

We were delighted to work with Independent Gyms to host their recent summer conference which was their first in-person event, post lockdown. Founder Robert Handy has big plans for Independent Gyms future live events and he explains why they'll be choosing Cranmore Park as a venue...

Build it Properly & They Shall Come

With so many different stalls vying for the undivided attention of delegates, making your exhibition space stand out from the rest can be difficult. There are many things you can do to give yourself the edge over nearby competitors, some of them more simple than others. The main principle is putting the effort in. . Here are a few tips that will hopefully make your stand the one that people are drawn to first.

Finally Resuming a Live Format

After an 18 month absence, INDX Fashion shows recently returned to Cranmore Park and we welcomed trade suppliers and retail customers across four separate buying events. Despite the challenges of planning through a pandemic, the shows were delivered safely and successfully and we are delighted to confirm that INDX Fashion have re-booked the venue for next year and we look forward to working with them to plan their next shows...

Do Your Homework in Advance

As far as places to network are concerned, it just doesn’t get much better than an industry specific conference. With so many like-minded people in one place, you can easily extend your current network while consolidating some others that you may not have kept up with in recent months.

Inclusion, Time Effeciency, Neutrality

If your company has more than a few employees, you probably already have a space in your office that is appropriate for most of the meetings you need in the normal course of business. However, there are a number of advantages that can be gained by hiring a separate meeting room for certain occasions, particularly if it is not a regular expense.

To Give Away or Not to Give Away

That is the question. Everyone likes a freebie at an event or tradeshow, but that doesn’t mean it’s always the right thing to do. Yes, there are merits to handing things out, however, you must ensure that it makes sense for your business and that it’s something that will actually add value to your operation. Budget will also play an important role in deciding whether or not to hand out take away gifts at your stall. Before you spend half of your event money on humorous gimmicks, think to yourself “will this be better spent elsewhere?”