Summer Manchester Furniture Show Bigger and Better

Summer Manchester Furniture Show Bigger and Better

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Manchester Furniture Show is a popular summer show that runs for three days. The current one will run from July 17th to July 19th 2016. The furniture industry’s finest summer show occurs at the Manchester Central Convention Complex in the heart of Manchester in the United Kingdom.

The Manchester Furniture Show exhibitor profile is always vibrant and attractive for all furniture enthusiasts, users and exhibitors. The event brings together diverse exhibitors showcasing products from all sections, from home textiles, home furnishings, architecture and designing, furniture industries, education and training and business services related to the industry, among many other things. The show includes many industries displayed and students specialising in furniture designing and interior decoration displaying their products.

Many products are arranged in the Convention Complex, from cabinet furniture, upholsters, bedroom furniture and beds, among other accessories like lighting, mirrors and pictures. You’ll also find many branded companies representing many product sets from their inventory.

Previous event

In the 2015 Manchester Furniture Show, visitors increased by 12 percent from the 2014 display, with over 70 percent of all exhibitors rebooking their participation for the 2016 event. The Main Hall had sold out by March 2016.

How to get there

The venue where the event takes place, the Manchester Central Convention Complex, is an award-winning setting famous as an exhibition location that you can’t miss in the vibrant Manchester city centre. To arrive there is as simple as finding your way to Manchester, a city easily accessible by air, rail or road by anyone from anywhere around the world.

With thousands of attendees from around the world and within the UK confirming their participation, anyone intending to get to the furniture show can do so easily. By road, the motorway network of the Northwest will get you to Manchester via the M60 orbital motorway of the city.

If you prefer travelling by rail Manchester is served by direct connections from all main cities across the UK, with London about 120 minutes away if you are travelling by train. Through the Victoria or Piccadilly station, you can get into Manchester; both connect to the city’s light-rail Metro link system.

Travelling by air is a favourite of many travellers to the city through Manchester airport. The airport serves lots of global air traffic with immense scheduled frequent flights to various international destinations, including European and UK key destinations.


Manchester Furniture Show takes place at Manchester Central inside a venue with a historic architectural design with immense up-to-date facilities. Organisers of the summer show include teams of diverse, proven and experienced specialists in the furniture industry who’re respectable members, trendy and trusted for their insight on the needs of various exhibitors.

As an exhibitor, you can purchase a well-priced space depending on your needs. This includes £118 per m² space only, £136 per m² octanorm shell scheme, £154 per m² traditional shell scheme and £110 per m² carpet and shell scheme. Each package includes all promotional and marketing activity, including direct mail, website campaigns and the show’s catalogue.

What to Expect from the Show

Without a doubt, the Manchester Furniture Show is one of the easiest to access and visit, friendly and relaxed summer interiors and furniture shows across the UK. The main hall space is fully booked after significant brands, about 70 percent of them, rebooked immediately after the end of the previous show. The next one is always expected to be even bigger than the previous one. Some of the leading brands that have confirmed or booked their space at the 2016 show include Gallery Direct, Morris, Seconique, Paulus & Brown, Westbridge, Whitemeadow, Baker, Rowico, Wade, Shankar, Ashley Manor, Scan Thor, Bluebone, Furniture Origins, Corndell, Kingstown, Buoyant, among others.

Other new brand entries into the exhibition showcase their furniture and interior products, such as Ancient Mariner, Indian Hub, Camel Group, Arthauss, Devonshire Pine & Oak, Panacea and Hookes Interiors.

Procurement officers, specifiers, interior designers, and contract or retail buyers are usually the primary visitors to the show, with everyone invited to attend the summer display. There’s a lot to see, from the newest and latest trends in bedroom furniture and beds, dining and cabinet, upholstery, mirrors, and occasional decorative and art accessories.

Show extras

One of the Manchester Furniture Show extras includes the British Furniture Manufacture Association (BFM) entry into the 2016 exhibition. The association will provide all guidelines and free advice on areas such as timber regulation, employment law, safety and health. BFM will have an expert on each day of the show providing pers analysed advice on various issues affecting each manufacturer dealing with furniture anywhere in the United Kingdom.

For instance, the association’s Membership and Employment Affairs Director, Mike Dimond, will be there to offer advice on industry statistics and employment law. A consultant will also advise on Export, Flammability Regulations and European Timber Regulations, among others. Alistair Bromhead, a Safety, Environment and Health consultant, will be there to cover the area extensively with those who’ll be present. There’ll be no booking fee to receive advice from the experts. Guidance will be given to those who turn up.

Excellent and better show

Every year the Manchester Furniture Show has been improving, with many exhibitors joining as visitor numbers continue to increase. According to Laraine Janes, the show’s director, 2016 will have one of the most diverse exhibitor collections in the history of the summer event.

The show will be a one-stop shop for summer furnishings and furniture buyers this year. With the event having new sign-ups that weren’t there before, the variety and depth of the event have risen. The product mix, display styles, and all price brackets will be immense. The director of the furniture show believes it’s a retailer’s paradise and a must-see for all, from interior design rs to specifiers.