Organisers claim resounding success
Ricky Chandler and Ward Robertson, joint managing directors of STAG, said they could not be happier after putting on two successful buying shows in less than a month.
“Our first buying show in Ireland was a resounding success and helped us put STAG firmly on the map,” says Chandler. “A very enjoyable and relaxed business-like atmosphere was created, and with a keen eye kept on all the special offers much business was written.
“Then three weeks later we returned to the stunning Cotswold Water Park Hotel, where a terrific atmosphere was once again created by suppliers and retailers over the two days. This led to a hugely thriving event, which was an absolute pleasure to be involved with.”
Chandler adds: “While the number of members was slightly down on last year, of all the STAG members booked for the show we had 92 per cent attendance, which considering the economic climate is a huge credit to our members.”