With 3,217 visitors to their stand at the FIT Show 2016, Universal Arches set a record as people flooded through the exhibition doors and on to their stand, with a view to attempting to open the Union Jack emblazoned arched composite door on stand 118 in hall 1.
Five people were lucky enough to open the arched composite door over the course of the three days, but at the end of the show Trevor Sturgess of Outlook Windows Ltd was drawn out of the hat and will receive a latest generation iPad in the coming weeks.
With a 54% increase in traffic on the stand, a large number of visitors had the opportunity to experience the distinctly ‘Made in Britain’ theme, which now also forms part of the new corporate identity for the leading profile bending specialist. Supporting this theme was a number of coloured frames, two coloured Union Jack fully welded and fabricated frames, a red FIT Show heart and an iconic pivot window in the form of a classic roundel clock, inspired by the mods and rockers era.
With what is widely regarded as their best exhibition stand yet, Universal Arches was awarded with ‘Most Creative Shell Scheme Stand’ in the FIT Show Awards 2016, a great accolade. In addition, the stand design, concept and management will now be used by the Association of Exhibition Organisers as a Masterclass in the way in which to make best use of a shell scheme stand.
Leon Day, managing director of Universal Arches commented: ‘We had an exceptional FIT Show and it’s great to see that the glazing industry is back buzzing with new products and overwhelming positivity. The FIT Show award was a fitting finale for us this year and for the AEO to use us as an example is something quite special, but just a final word of thanks to the organisers, fellow exhibitors and the number of visitors who really helped made this show such a success.’