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Hot Praise for Manchester Show

The recently finished Manchester Furniture Show 2016 saw just under 5000 visitors treated to a plethora of new designs from well established A list brands and several younger companies, already making a name for themselves.

Westbridge, Baker, Furmanac, Rauch, Gallery Direct, Whitemeadow, and Nolte were among those who reported better than expected sales and all have confirmed they will be showing next year. Organisers report that at the show’s close re-bookings meant that already over half of the exhibition space for next year has been taken.

Business Development Director at Gallery, James Hudson commented, “The open space feel worked well for Gallery. Ranges launched in January were viewed with fresh eyes which resulted in good orders – in fact we took far more orders than last year and we are delighted.”

James Stevenson, Baker’s Sales Director said, “Our new product has been really well received, we’ve had really good orders and we will be back next year.”

Despite an M6 closure on the Monday of the show which resulted in many buyers being delayed or altering their plans, visitor numbers were very slightly above those in 2015. Visitors were impressed with the quality of the exhibitors and the stands and enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of the show – and enjoyed the air conditioned halls.

Next year’s event returns to Manchester Central on 16-18 July.

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