Toolbank is enjoying another successful run of autumn trade shows.

At the St Alban’s show, which took place at the RAF Museum, Hendon on 12 September, Toolbank’s group sales director Simon Bicknell said: "Today's merchant or retailer has to deal with more demands than ever before. They simply don't have time to go out and see countless suppliers individually – and with the Toolbank trade shows, they don't need to. Each event brings together many Toolbank suppliers involved in a wide range of lightside areas, all exhibiting side by side and under one roof.

"The shows also take place at carefully selected venues across the UK and Ireland. This ensures they are accessible to merchants and retailers, no matter where they are located."

There is a range of established suppliers at the autumn shows, many of which are exhibiting new products for the first time. All exhibitors are also running special offers, allowing visitors to reap the benefits of exclusive 'on the day only' deals.

Attendance is strictly by invitation only. Merchants and retailers interested in attending should contact their local Toolbank branch for more details.

Mr Bicknell added: "Toolbank may be a substantial business, but we remain privately owned and we've never forgotten the benefits of a personable approach. The shows are a real reflection of that. They are a great way for our customers and suppliers to get together face to face.

"We remain grateful to all of our customers for their continued business and very much hope that they enjoy the free food, refreshments and parking."

The final show will be taking place on 3 October at Chester Racecourse.