The one-day show run by Toolbank Southampton opened its doors to over 200 retailers and builders’ merchants from across the South and West region on 17 March. Held at the prestigious Newbury Racecourse, the show hosted over 100 exhibitors for brands to showcase the latest hardware and tool technologies.

Great Southern show organiser and Toolbank Southampton operations manager Anna Biney said: “The exhibition was a great opportunity for the UK’s brands to showcase some of the best tools and equipment. The flexible space of the Grandstand Conference Suite at Newbury Racecourse was a suitable venue for attendees to see new products and the latest promotional offers.

The trade show this year saw a significant increase, attracting retailers from across three branches, allowing manufacturers to display the latest stands to create a vibrant exhibition atmosphere. At Toolbank, we employ a range of marketing techniques to communicate with our stakeholders, however there is no substitute for meeting people face-to-face and the feedback from our events demonstrate that this is exactly what our suppliers and customers want.”