Exhibitors and visitors herald show a success & praise organisation

The childrenswear community turned out in force to support the recent INDX Kidswear show, which took place at Cranmore Park in Solihull from 04-05 July.

Amidst the challenges of holding a live event during Covid restricted times, the teams responsible for planning the show worked hard to ensure the well-being of all its visitors and exhibitors, whilst still delivering an exciting showcase of market leading brands and a friendly, professional atmosphere.

Returning for it’s first in-person show since February 2020, the two-day Kidswear event was well attended by suppliers and retailers alike, all keen to resume face-to-face buying and selling in a bid to get back to business as usual.

 Despite any previous concerns, exhibitors were delighted with the level of visitor footfall, summed up perfectly by Sharon Beardsworth of Pastels & Co: “We weren’t sure whether customers would turn up under the current circumstances, but they did, and they bought, and it felt great to be a step nearer to normality!”

 Reaffirming its status as a key order-writing show, many long-standing exhibitors experienced their best show to date and Hannah Slack from Little Green Radicals was among the first to herald the show a success: “We attended the show with little expectation as it was difficult to predict the footfall given the current circumstances. In fact, it turned out to be our best show for a long time with good quality buyers ready to place orders and we also picked up some great new accounts. Everything was extremely well organised and we’re really looking forward to the shows in 2022”

Liz James from Blue Mouse Agency was also delighted with the outcome of the show and was especially impressed by the number of first-time buyers in attendance: "It was the best INDX Kidswear we’ve ever attended both in terms of orders taken and for the amount of great quality new leads”

Visiting buyers and retailers have also been quick to praise the show, thanking the venue and event teams for providing a well-organised and safe environment: 

“I was very impressed by the safety measures in place at the venue and everyone I encountered during my visit was polite, friendly and reassuring – from the car park attendants to the meet & greeters, the reception team and the catering staff. I felt very relaxed the whole time which allowed me to focus on my key objective- buying!”

- Annmarie Collie-King, Buyer

“We enjoyed our visit to INDX and received a lovely welcome from the show team on arrival. We appreciate just how hard it has been for everyone to get back up and running. Lovely to see some of our regular suppliers and to get back to some sort of normal”

- Tina Bulmer, Over The Moon kids

INDX Kidswear will return to Cranmore Park from 30- 31 January 2022 and exhibitors are already lining-up to reserve their stands! Buyers are advised to keep an eye on the INDX Website for information about registering for the show: www.indxshows.co.uk