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Don’t miss the last day of THE FLOORING SHOW!

The 55th Flooring Show is coming to an end – here is a recap of what’s on…

…it’s not to late to visit!

(Floors magazine – issue 41 has a stand by stand show guide included)

Floors Mag 41

Over 180 exhibitors are preparing for the show and visitors still registering to attend. Plan your trip in advance using the useful links on our website to avoid any last minute rushing and disappointment!

Accommodation and Travel

If you still need to plan your trip to The Flooring Show, you can use our website to arrange accommodation and travel.

Our only official accommodation agent is Reservation Highway.

Make sure you use them!

PLEASE BEWARE: there are bogus accommodation agents contacting exhibitors from many shows across the UK claiming to get discounted rates for hotels.

Business Advice Centre

The Business Advice Centre is open to all visitors and exhibitors across the three days of The Flooring Show.

Each advisor has 2 hours to dish their expert knowledge in 15 minute, pre-booked, slots. You can go to them with a few different questions; questions specific to your own business or you can simply go for a chat to bounce around ideas that will work for you.

To book your 15 minutes at the Business Advice Centre, please email:

[email protected] with the name of the advisor you’d like to speak to.

10am Sunday 17th September 

Colin Whalen

IT Knowledge

Advice about which & how to use key digital tools (such as Google, Google Mail/Docs, Evernote) to get more out of each day and free more time for sales development

12pm Sunday 17th September 

David Abbott

Insight Best Practice

E-Commerce – Advice on website development & how to retail flooring & accessories online

2pm Sunday 17th September

Susan Marot (TBC)

Retail Sales & Selling Advice

4pm Sunday 17th September

Federation of Small Business

Business Advice 

Covering free banking, insurance, marketing and legal support, plus much more

10am Sunday 17th September 

Colin Whalen

IT Knowledge

Advice about which & how to use key digital tools (such as Google, Google Mail/Docs, Evernote) to get more out of each day and free more time for sales development

12pm Monday 18th September

Helen Baldwin / Deborah Marshall

12pm – 1pm

Helen Baldwin 

Blue Hippo Editorial Services

Website Content 

Helpful hints for writing website content

Helen has 7 years experience writing and editing online content both in a corporate environment and for her company Blue Hippo Editorial Services.

She works with companies across different industries writing, editing and proofreading content for the online world.

1pm – 2pm

Deborah Marshall

Glowsphere Marketing Services

Are you making the most of your website?

Deborah Marshall  is a CIM DipM qualified Marketing Consultant.

With almost 20 years’ experience of working in marketing across many industries, she now focusses on helping SMEs get the best value from their online marketing.

2pm Monday 18th September


A leading UK PR Agency

HattrickPR specialise in the flooring industry & are experienced at growing brand awareness, customer numbers & sales for manufacturers & retailers in this sector

10am Tuesday 19th September

Federation of Small Business

Business Advice 

Covering free banking, insurance, marketing and legal support, plus much more

12pm Tuesday 19th September

Phil Pond

Consumer & Design Trend Intelligence 

Flooring Retail Advice

Advice about the hot colours, Patterns, Woods for 2018. The customer experience consumers want, merchandising shops & windows to sell more at higher prices

The Trends Hub

In this area curated by Scarlet Opus, the details of three key design trends for 2018 will be showcased how they can translate to flooring, alongside trend boards and trend storyboards. For more information about the trends hub please take a look at our website

The Wool Trends Centre

For the 2017 Show, the Campaign for Wool and British Wool will be working in conjunction with the Flooring Show to create a Wool Trends Area, showing the benefits of wool products for the interiors sector, especially flooring!

The area will also feature Wool Carpet exhibitors, including Penthouse Carpets Ltd, Brockway, Axminster Carpets, Cavalier Carpets, Adam Carpets, Bondworth & Ulster Carpets Ltd.

Seminar Programme

This years free of charge seminars will be taking place at ‘Speakers Corner’ and will focus on helping visitors across a variety of topics: market products and businesses using various methods; how to price products; make social media work for your company; carpet recycling; caring for wool & wool trends.

Speakers at this years show include:

David Abbott, RFMS, Houzz, Federation of Small Business, Steve Philip, Interface, Hattrick PR and Scarlet Opus.

Our keynote speaker is Warren Knight, who’ll be discussing ‘How to Win New Business with Social Media’.

In this thought provoking seminar with the renowned Social Media Strategist; you’ll learn how to turn visitors into prospects and win new business.

Warren will walk you through his proven step-by-step social media roadmap to achieve the end goal of generating brand awareness and increasing sales. Learn how to connect with your customers and win new contract work by creating relevant content and turn your business into a successful, socially savvy business.

Complementing the packed Seminar schedule, the first ever Panel Discussion will be running on Sunday 17th September.

To be chaired by Martin Curtis of Wool Carpet Focus Group, the discussion will focus on ‘Why Consumers Should Choose Wool Carpet’; discussing the positives and negatives in a live, interactive debate that you will not want to miss!

Carpet Fitter of The Year 

After it’s applauded return last year, NICF are looking for the next Carpet Fitter of the Year, with the final of the competition taking place in the Kings Suite at The Flooring Show.

Six finalists: Darren Ash, Jason Draper, Dan Evans, Rob Harper, Byron Terret and John Wright, will face their final task, live during the show, where the winner will also be announced!

As proud sponsors of the competition, The Flooring Show would like to say a huge well done to all who entered the competition and good luck to all six finalists!

Contract Zone

In 2017, the Show organisers are introducing the ‘Contract Zone’.

Featuring a central display of the latest trends and innovations in the contract flooring sector, and surrounded by exhibition stands, which will host key brands, this latest development will be one not to miss for architects, interior designers, facilities mangers, developers and contract managers.

Located in Hall Q, this exciting new area is supported and sponsored by the Contract Flooring Association, who will also be running a Demonstration Zone with a specific focus on contract flooring in the same Hall.

Also located in Hall Q will be a specific seminar area, which will host CPD certified seminars, giving visitors from the contract sector a chance to add to their professional development.

Throughout the three day exhibition Bar Q will be open for business, offering free tea and coffee all day with two Happy Hours on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday!

This is a great space for socialsing after you have visited the exhibitors in Hall Q!

To collect your free drink during Happy Hour make sure you collect your drinks token from one of our 3 registration desks.

Take advantage of special, show-only deals and offers over the three days and network with clients and friends at the Street Party from 17.30pm on Sunday 17th September, kindly sponsored by Amtico.

With so much going on, it could be easy for you to wander round and miss out key people and features that you really want to see, so draw up a list of exhibitors and Show Features important to you, then you won’t leave disappointed.

The entire Flooring Show and all Show Features are completely free of charge and with this years show due to be bigger and better than ever, you won’t want to miss out! Register to attend and get fast track entry on

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