Best Furniture Show Award - JANUARY FURNITURE SHOW 2017
Winner of the Interiors Monthly – Best Furniture Show Award, the January Furniture Show is the premier UK furniture and interiors trade show. With the UK furniture market valued at £10.6bn (figures from the BFM) it is a vital industry to the UK economy.
Covering all aspects of furniture and interiors, including fabrics, flooring and lighting, the show has grown in importance and influence in the UK furniture trade since its first outing in 2015. The winning 2017 show featured over 500 UK and International exhibitors and had over 20,000 visitors. Buyers attending include those from retail furniture chain, department and major independent stores, contract and leisure buyers as well as interior designers and internal specifiers.
Winning the award is a great delight to the organising team, especially as readers of the magazine vote for this award, and it was up against competition from the likes of Cologne. Show Director Laraine Janes said: “The whole team are delighted to receive this award. We provide a platform for manufacturers and suppliers to meet new and existing customers, and to show and sell their products. Our aim is to do that in the most friendly and efficient way possible - and in any easy to access, and visit venue.
Winning this award proves that we are succeeding in our aim, and we are very proud of that, we would also would like to thank everyone who voted for us. We are already planning to ensure that the 2018 show is just as good, if not better than this year with the same great exhibitors, plus plenty of new ones, extended feature areas and a friendly environment.”
In 2018 the January Furniture Show will again take place in five main halls of the NEC in Birmingham. With a re-booking rate of over 90% from this year’s show, 2018 promises to deliver new collections and models from the best manufacturers and suppliers in the furniture industry. Exhibiting will be major brands and household names including Parker Knoll, ercol, Duresta, Willis & Gambier, G Plan Upholstery, Skovby, Ego Italiano, Gallery Direct, Hestia, Mlily, Dar Lighting.
A celebration of the UK furniture trade, the January Furniture Show is aiming to be an award winner again in 2018.