Totally Tools 2015 takes shape
Published: 02 December, 2014
New exhibitors have been added to the 2015 Totally DIY and Totally Tools shows, with many companies exhibiting for the first time.
New names added to the 2015 exhibitor line-up now include DecoPanel, Jamm Products, Kosnic, Soudal and Tilt Wrench, which are all first time exhibitors. They are joined by Chemfix Products, Italian company Arcansas, which is showing alongside William Hopkins, and decorating accessories company MAKO.
In addition, TB Davis has rebooked for 2015 for its brands Xtend & Climb and the Little Giant Ladder Company, along with Rollins & Sons, which also has a great line up of leading brands including Arrow Fasteners, Eklind, Estwing, Irega, Johnson Level, Marshalltown, Mechanix Wear and Witte. SMJ has also rebooked for 2015, with a stand more than double the size of its 2014 one!
The British Hardware Federation (BHF), part of the British Independent Retailers Association (bira), has confirmed its pavilion of preferred suppliers will once again be part of the Totally Shows exhibition. To date, Chain Products, Newsome Tools, Isagi, Sugru, LG Harris, Titan Ladders, Everbuild Building Products and Salepoint – which are all BHF direct suppliers – have confirmed their stands on the pavilion.
In addition, the winners of the BHF Retailer of the Year Awards will be announced at the show. This will take place on Sunday, the first day of the show, and is sure to draw in a key audience of independent retailers keen to know the results!
SEARCH IS ON FOR BUSINESS MATCHES
A new initiative for the 2015 Totally shows is the daily 'Business Match' sessions, where retailers can spend an hour quickly meeting all those exhibitors which supply the particular products or ranges they are looking for.
"Each suitable exhibitor will be given a 10 minute slot – and there's no obligation on either side – this is just a quick introductory chat to see if a further meeting would be of interest to both sides," explained show director Paul Grinsell.
Retailers interested in finding out more, or taking part, should visit the 'Business Match' page at www.totallydiy.com.
DON’T FORGET THE FREE GIFT AND LUNCH!
Bona fide DIY and tools retailers, wholesalers and trade merchants are all eligible for a free sit down lunch in the show's dining area.
There’s also a nine-point multi-tool on offer for visiting retailers and buyers this year – it incorporates a hammer, pliers, knife blade and much more. Great to have stashed in the car, caravan, in a rucksack or kitchen drawer!
Totally DIY: Totally Tools take place on February 15, 16 and 17 February, 2015, at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. For more details on travelling to Coventry and available accommodation for the shows and the DIY Week Awards evening on Monday 16 February, visit www.totallydiy.com or www.totallytools.co.uk.