The Print & Stitch roadshow has returned, with the first event of 2023 attracting a record-breaking number of visitors.
Taking place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Strathclyde in Glasgow last month, the show welcomed 115 visitors to check out the latest products of the decorative garment industry.
Show organiser Emilia Hepple said: “Our roadshow is designed to bring products directly to our customers so that everyone in our industry can easily access a local show to keep up to date with the latest products and technology and receive expert advice directly from the suppliers.
“We want quality over quantity so we aren’t here to push as many people through the doors as we can. We would rather spend quality time with visitors, building business relationships and making sure visitors receive exactly what they came to the show for.”
Exhibitors in 2023 include Asquith, AWDis, Beechfield Brands, BTC Activewear, Craghoppers Expert, DecoNetwork, Fruit of the Loom, Henbury Brands, Madeira, PenCarrie, Premier, Pro RTX, Ralawise, Regatta Professional, Result, Ribbon Writer, Russell, Stocks, Stormtech, TheMagicTouch GB, Trotec and Wilcom.
Visitors included David Meyer, owner of Stirling-based garment decorator Upward Creations, who said: “The show was great and very informative…. encouraged me to continue pushing forward with the business and imagine what I could do with it.”
Andy Jackson, new business sales manager at exhibitor TheMagicTouchGB, added: “The show demonstrates customers have an appetite to attend and support regional shows. The attendance and the quality of the visitors was outstanding. A great day for all concerned.”
James Hutton, marketing executive at first-time exhibitor Trotec Laser, said: “It was great to meet visitors from across the print and embroidery sectors at the Glasgow show and demonstrate the exciting new possibilities that laser engraving and cutting can bring to their business. We’re excited to bring the same experience to visitors at the Newcastle and Barnsley shows this month.”
Chris Camm, regional account manager at exhibitor Madeira, added: “A well planned show. Great to see both existing customers and build relationships with new businesses. A good opportunity to speak with the other exhibitors and keep up with what’s happening within the industry.”
The Print & Stitch roadshows continue at the Delta by Marriott Newcastle Gateshead hotel in Newcastle upon Tyne on 23 May, the Holiday Inn Barnsley in South Yorkshire on 25 May and Newport in south Wales on 13 June.
It then travels to locations including Croydon in south London, Leicester, Norwich, Haydock Park in Newton-le-Willows in Merseyside, Southampton, Watford in Hertfordshire, Bristol and Plymouth.
To attend, register at www.printandstitch.org.