FIT Flies – Record Breaking Show On The Horizon

FIT Show organisers have announced record levels of industry support for its delayed 2021 event, which is due to return to the NEC Birmingham from 10-12 May, 2022.

Visitor registration is currently 50% above the same point in the campaign for the 2019 show, according to Montgomery Exhibitions, whilst a total of thirteen brands have signed up to exhibit or increased their stand size in the month of January 2022 alone.

When FIT Show returns in May it will be the first live European trade show for the glass, glazing, windows, doors, conservatories, hardware and components industry in three years.


 “We really have hit the ground running this year and I am delighted to see so many brands, both new and returning, added to the floorplan in recent weeks.”

– Nickie West 

Event director, FIT Show


Safe haven

“The lifting of UK restrictions and delay of Fensterbau have boosted both exhibitor and visitor enquiries, making the UK a safe haven for those looking to connect their brand with the market, en masse, via a trade show,” continues West.

The organisers have reported that there will be a line-up which includes a combination of brand leaders, new start-ups, FIT Show first-timers and some well-known brands who will be returning for the first time in years. In January, machinery giant, Haffner Murat increased its space to 610sq.m, making it the largest stand in FIT Show’s history, in order to be able to showcase more running machinery such as the Graf Synergy Range. Fenestration industry recruitment experts, Chase Taylor have also taken more space at the show, as did composite decking supplier, Ronjack.

Debut FIT Show exhibitors which have signed up in recent weeks include bespoke metal door manufacturer, Strongdor and modular steel outbuildings manufacturer, Telluria. They’ll be joined by FIT Show first-timers ICB Fabrications, sustainable merchandise supplier, Media HUT, Checkatrade, the online portal for finding tradespeople and Solar Calibre Doors.


Happy returns

Returning brands to join the line-up include machinery experts, Emmegi which is joined by bespoke timber window, door and fire doorset manufacturer, West-Port Timber, window and door manufacturer, Force 8 and hardware manufacturer J Banks & Co.



“In the coming weeks we’ll be running an online exhibitor enhancement day to ensure that all of the brands that have shown their support by choosing to exhibit will be armed with all of the information they need to drive the best possible return on investment,” adds West. “We’re working hard behind the scenes on our learning programme, which is taking shape at pace. We’ll be delivering the very latest information about key industry issues, including presentations about the Approved Documents F, L & O covering the upcoming changes to Building Regulations, which are to come into force from 15th June.

“We’ll also have content that helps installers and fitters to do better business - from managing their supply chain and improving efficiencies through to growing their portfolios to increase profitability.”


Picture: From FIT Show 2019.

Article written by Brian Shillibeer
10th February 2022


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