In This Issue
SOLEX 2019 hailed as great success
Organiser happy with response to her first SOLEX
Was Solex 2019 the tipping point from weave to modern contemporary garden furniture?
LifestyleGarden wins Best New Product Award at SOLEX
Best Small Stand Award goes to Barlow Tyrie
Kettler win Best Large Stand Award at SOLEX
Altons and Baytree win Greatest BBQ Sales Team Award
Blue Diamond, Scotsdales, Whitehall Lacock and Baytree set the gold standards in GTN’s Greatest Outdoor Leisure Sales Team Awards
LOFA make £15,000 donation to Greenfingers Charity
Norfolk Leisure unveiled new blue version of popular Florenity range
Zest 4 Leisure celebrates SOLEX success
Tom Chambers' major success on return to SOLEX
New Kadai Log Store creates huge interest
Kettler launch two new brands at SOLEX
Great response to the Garden Grill Company range of BBQ accessories
Riley Outdoor Pool Diner is a big hit at SOLEX
LeisureGrow fires up BBQ market with new Hybrid Gas and Charcoal Grillstream System
RotoSpa showcased new marketing displays
Pacific Lifestyle cover all areas at Solex
Hartman encourage younger people to invest in garden furniture
Charles Taylor unveil new style of wooden seating
Daro wow SOLEX with new products and industry-changing ideas
Outback launch charcoal cooking on gas
New additions to top-selling Barlow Tyrie range
Outdoor kitchens draw visitors to the BeefEater stand
Katie Blake Garden Furniture continues exciting growth
Mercer Leisure launch biggest range of garden furniture
The best of last week's garden retailing news
Char-Broil showcased its BBQ range for all sizes of outdoor spaces
All options covered by Garden Impressions
Lots of interest shown in BBQ Rubs and Sauces
GLATZ – the leading worldwide parasol experts
Urban Barbecues are on the UP with Cadac
Unique glass fronted heater from Lifestyle Appliances
Extreme Lounging intoduce their new B-bulb
New products for next season by Pagoda on show
Marble Stone and Ceramic table tops from Europa Leisure create a point of difference
A taste of Brazilian hospitality from Tramontina
See all the pictures from Build-up Day
If you enjoyed Solex Sun, get your own copy of GTN Xtra every week
Latest SOLEX news
SOLEX launches super new website

SOLEX has launched its very own website to help visitors to register and attend the event...

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Do your cushions comply?

Over the last three years LOFA have been working with FIRA (Furniture Industry Research Association) and HTS (Hertfordshire Trading Standards) on an initiative to ensure that all cushions sold by LOFA members comply with Trading Standards and the Governments Fire Safety Regulations...

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Organiser happy with response to her first SOLEX


LOFA’s marketing manager Gina Hinde, who organised her first SOLEX exhibition, has said she has been extremely pleased with the response from exhibitors and visitors to the show.

Here Gina reveals what it has been like to organise her first SOLEX.

How did you find your first SOLEX show as organiser?
It was great, I had a great time meeting everyone and getting my bearings, but it was also a huge learning curve and I learned a lot. Now I have the first one under my belt it gives me more of an idea of how I can improve on future shows.
Were you happy with how the three-day exhibition went?
I was very happy, everyone was really kind and positive about the event and despite one or two hiccups it all went smoothly.

Did you get lots of positive feedback from exhibitors and visitors?
I did get some very positive and constructive feedback from both exhibitors and visitors which I will now act upon to make SOLEX 2020 bigger and better.

Were you happy with the quality and numbers of visitors attending the show?

I was very happy with the quality of visitors and the visitor numbers – they were slightly up on last year so that made me smile.

What are the dates of next year’s show?

Next year’s show is from 7-9th July.
When do you start planning for the 2020 exhibition?
I have already started!

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