Exclusively Show reports of impressive numbers ahead of expo this month

The 2021 Exclusively Show is proving popular across the industry, as there is only one exhibitor stand left available at the show.

All 18 stands in the Launchpad area, which showcases small or start-up businesses in the housewares, small electricals and gift industries, are now sold and just one space remains in the main show.

In addition, registered visitor numbers continue to increase, as people make plans to visit The Business Design Centre in Islington on 24 and 25 August to attend the show. In what will be the first face-to-face gathering for the housewares, small domestic electricals and gift sectors for almost 18 months, retailers from around the country are confirming attendance.

This includes big name home and department stores such as John Lewis, Fenwick, Robert Dyas, Next, Wilko and B&Q, as well as grocery chains like Iceland and Aldi, specialists such as Lakeland and ProCook, discounters like B&M, Home Bargains, TK Maxx, Studio and Trago Mills, garden centre groups like Bents and Blue Diamond and online giants such as Ocado and eBay.

Commenting on the positive numbers just two weeks ahead of the Exclusively Show, Marketing Manager, Steve Richardson, said: “With numbers of exhibitors and visitors this high, I can honestly say that from a commercial point of view, it is as if the last 18 months of pandemic lockdowns had not occurred.

“With over 130 companies and 200 brand names exhibiting, as other features such as the Trend Tours and Talks with Scarlet Opus virtually sold out, the housewares, SDA and gift sectors are clearly rising to the occasion.

“It goes without saying that the Exclusively Show team and the Business Design Centre regards the health and safety of clients, staff and partners of paramount importance and we have agreed measures to ensure the safety of all those on site, in line with the latest UK Government guidance. With such safeguards in place, I am confident of a safe and very successful show with numbers and opportunities set to match any pre-pandemic event of its kind.”

Will Jones, Chief Operating Officer at BHETA and Chair of Exclusively, added: “Exclusively has always been must-see event in the home enhancement industry. There is just one stand left available to book and I would encourage any supplier of housewares, small domestic electricals or gift – including consumables – to take up this amazing opportunity to network with so many key audiences all at one event.”