040 – How I set up a trade show for UK-made brands and manufacturers

In 2014 I had the idea to set up a trade show for UK manufacturers. 

This episode tells the story of why the event came about – and how it nearly went very horribly wrong!

For the first time, I share the behind the scenes story of what triggered the event happening in the first place, and why that nearly led to its downfall. 

Hear the real reason behind why we ended up with queues around the block at that first show, and a warning as to why you should never hold a big event in a venue with no toilets!!

Thankfully, I can look back on our first event and laugh now, and I hope by sharing the story it gives inspiration to anyone else thinking of taking the leap to do something they’ve never done before.

If you’d like to attend this year’s trade show (which will be much better organised and will have proper toilets) go to www.makeitbritishlive.com/register

Show notes for this podcast can be found at www.makeitbritish.co.uk/040

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