Totally shows report positive progress

Published:  18 August, 2009

LONDON: Show sales director Paul Grinsell has commented that ‘optimism is returning' to the sectors the shows cover, and interest in the new timing and venue, which will see the shows run alongside Spring Fair International on February 7, 8 and 9, is totally positive.

Akzo Nobel's brands Dulux, Polycell, Cuprinol, Hammerite and International have confirmed their involvement with the show. They return at the same time as Tor Coatings brands Blackfriar Paints, Zinsser and Rust-Oleum. The Stadium Group and The Rug Doctor have also rebooked for 2010. 

In Totally Secure, Yale Security Products, Davenport-Burgess and Sentry Safe are the latest to renew their participation, joined by newcomer MDS Incorporated.

SMC Corporation has booked its return on a larger stand in the Totally Tools line-up and has been joined by Cannon Tools, back after a one year break from the show, and Merlin Business Software.

Other exhibitors returning to Totally DIY after a break on the back of the NEC move include Barrettine Products, Chain Products, Stax Trade Centres, Select Hardware and S&S Home Supplies.

The British Hardware Federation (BHF) has also confirmed it will be taking part in the 2010 show, and has told organisers it is intending to create its own show pavilion of BHF Direct suppliers for members to meet.

Online visitor registration for the 2010 show is now open.

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