I have just returned from a trip to Coventry….. where I attended a very interesting trade event as a customer. This was the blinds and shutters show. It was a chance to see all the products that are on the market and take a look at the new products due to be launched. At the arena there was over a thousand square metres of companies showcasing the best they have to offer.
On display was a wide range of internal and external shutters, awnings, blinds, shading systems, machinery and textiles including manual and electrical versions with lots of solutions and services.
The Duette blind is my popular choice at the moment. This has a lite-rise handle to move the blind up on down. This is available in many colours and there is also a black out version. It has a neat head rail and can butt up to another blind with less of a gap than conventional roller blinds.
Side profile of the Duette blind
The highlight for me was the TV personality George Clarke who gave an ‘Amazing Spaces’ presentation with a question and answer session to follow. George Clarke spoke about shading solutions and architecture. I did not get a photo of him as I thought it was rude to get my phone out and start snapping away.
Medieval and Ikea in Coventry
I also got to visit Coventry cathedral and an art gallery the day before. It was nice to make the trade event a work treat with a night stop and a leisurely breakfast.
Coventry Cathedral (the intact ruins)
Hopefully I have found some new suppliers with some great samples and will enjoy showing these to my customers.
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