May Design Series records slight visitor increase

Posted in UK on Friday, 30 May 2014. Print

May Design Series, organised by UBM Live Built Environment and incorporating a preview of the new The Furniture Show event, closed its doors last Tuesday following three days of business at ExCeL London.

May Design Series records slight visitor increase

UBM reports a visitor count of 10,051 – an increase of 1% on last year's inaugural edition.

According to the event's organiser, the fair attracted high-calibre retailers, contract buyers and interior designers from the UK and further afield, with visitors from the likes of Wayfair, John Lewis, Homebase, Tesco, Foster+Partners, Conran & Partners, B&Q, Staffan Tollgard, Nicholas Haslam,, Debenhams, Fenwick, Laura Ashley, Furniture Village, DFS, Tara Bernerd & Partners, M&S, Starwood Homes, Lee Longlands, Barratt Homes, Richmond International and Berkeley Homes.

Group director Andy Stuart comments: “This year‘s May Design Series has been a great success and I am immensely proud of the team executing such a fantastic show. In the last few months not only have we delivered a triumphant final Interiors UK with strong visitor numbers, we’ve successfully delivered a preview of The Furniture Show at May Design Series to quality retailers and buyers doing big business. A high proportion of our visitors were keen decisionmakers across both the retail and contract markets, with independent and multiple retailers and interior designers and more all in attendance. This year’s May Design Series has built firm foundations on which to take the show forward, with 65% of space rebooked for 2015.”

Visit the May Design Series website for videos and testimonials from the show.


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