Build Show switches to autumn 2015

The organisers of the first dedicated UK trade show for builders and contractors for a decade has pushed the event back to the autumn of next year.

Build Show switches to autumn 2015

The Build Show was originally scheduled to take place between the 28th-30th April 2015 at the NEC Birmingham, but organisers say it has switched dates to avoid an anticipated building peak in the spring and allow more time for planning.

A decision to change dates was discussed with a number of key shareholders, with the board agreement that the new dates of 27th-29th October 2015 at the same venue was the right move to make.

Paul Godwin, managing director of Build Show said: “Autumn is a far better time for a contractor-focused event.

“With increasing order books, SME builders and contractors especially might be hard pressed to take time off site in the spring. The longer lead-time will also be beneficial for exhibitors planning their 2015 budgets and participation at such a wide-ranging event, the first major business-to-business event for builders and contractors for several years.”

Sarah McMonagle of the Federation of Master Builders, said: “A six month delay will allow a longer period for SME construction firms to recover from what has been a particularly deep and protracted downturn for our industry.

“Also for many sectors, autumn is a little quieter than spring in terms of workloads as there is sometimes pent up demand for construction work after a severe winter. Hopefully this new date will attract even more small and micro construction firms to the show.”

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