One of the first visitors to register for this year’s FIT show was David Thornton, Managing Director of The Window Company (Contracts), a leading specialist commercial window installer based in Chelmsford.
Having attended for a day last year, David says that he is extending his stay to two days this time to make the most of all that the event has on offer:
“If I’m taking time out of the office I need to make sure that it’s really worthwhile. I’m already putting together a plan of action for the FIT show to make sure that I see all of the relevant new products on offer and meet as many new and existing suppliers as possible. I’ll be going round the show on my own on the first day, identifying new opportunities and products which I think are of interest and then on day two, I’ll be joined my other members of the team and we’ll revisit the stands which I think are the best for us.
“I’ll also be looking to network with suppliers and new trade partners who can help us to guarantee vital continuity of supply for some of our biggest projects, and I’ve already reserved a table in the new FIT restaurant with a view to meeting customers over lunch. For us, the FIT show is a great forum at which to do business and to see and touch new innovations which normally we would only see in the trade magazines or when sales reps visit.
“We are confident that we can make the show work for us and get a real return on our investment in time and travel.”
The team at Window Company (Contracts) is also hopeful that it will be seeing one of its own fitters, Steven Lockwood, in the Master Fitter Challenge. Steven has already entered the challenge and, if he does make it through to the finals, he is assured of some great support.