After a difficult two years for the industry, The BIG ONE is back with a bang! The P&D Show (National Painting and Decorating Show) returns to Coventry this November after an enforced absence in 2020 caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Most importantly, the Big Wipes team will be there in all our yellow glory.
Painting and Decorating News reports on the P&D Show
The industry has suffered a rollercoaster ride with cancelled and postponed contracts. This was followed by the pent-up demand released once the lockdown was lifted. Moreover, we are all now facing ongoing issues with supplies and delivery. One thing is certain, however: the UK painting and decorating industry’s biggest and only national event will be welcoming thousands of visitors to view the latest products from nearly 100 exhibitors.
Above all, it is the mix of face-to-face contact, lively and informative demonstrations, the presence of go-to experts, finding new products and the chance to snap up show-only deals and free samples that appeals to the visitor.
“Rather than keep on YouTubing everything and going on websites, I find it better to see the product and talk to someone.” Painter and Decorator Steven Green.
“My favourite part is that the demonstrations, educational interest and the people who are doing them are from the trade.” John Martin of John Martin Painting Contractors.
“Visiting the show you get to see all the new and advancing technologies of how to work better and smarter”. Gracienne Ikin – HMG Paints Ltd.
“It’s the only real industry event. If you’re not here where else are you going to get a chance to interact with the people that are ultimately using your product?” Minul Shah – Axus Décor
“We have been exhibiting at the P&D Show for over 20 years. What we love the most is the personal interaction with our customers and demonstrating how Big Wipes can help them on the job. The team can’t wait to see customers new and old in November.” Nigel Dibbo – Big Wipes
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End-users and merchants will be among the 3,000-plus attendees expected to throng the Coventry Building Society Arena. Regulars will, of course, remember it under its previous guise as the Ricoh Arena.
Professionals from throughout the UK will be attending this easy-to-access central England location. Furthermore, exhibitors booked into this year’s event also hail from Canada, Belgium, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Scandinavia and Turkey.
In addition to the decorating contractors and stockists who will be there, expect also to find some interior designers, architects and housebuilders seeking out new products and systems.
See you in Coventry
“Our show is an innovations event and centres around demonstrations and masterclass areas. It is here you see the latest technology in painting and decorating,” says P&D Show organiser Terry Dullaway. “Spray painting technology has certainly come on leaps and bounds. Consequently, it is now more accessible, while there has been real improvement in sophisticated coatings technology.”
He added: “We see real potential for growth at Coventry Building Society Arena. It has been strengthened with the refurbishments to the indoor arena, in addition to the planned pavilion entrance and proposed extra hotel space on site.”
The show is now in its 26th year, the past 17 of which have been at the Coventry venue, where it ranks as one of the arena’s flagship trade events. This certainly underlines its track record as the place to be for those who use, sell, stock or specify P&D products.
The National Painting and Decorating Show is open from 9:30 to 16:00 on November 23rd and 24th.