In This Issue
Focus on form, function, and the future, at Bramblecrest
High-end luxury garden furniture from Signature Weave
The Complete Outdoor Kitchen from Firepits UK
Char-Broil's Best Stand Award at SOLEX
Firmans Direct launches two new ranges
Successful show for Innovators International
New for 2024, the Extreme Lounging B-Chair! 
Visitors give SOLEX 2023 the thumbs-up
Great response from exhibitors and visitors
Date for the diary: SOLEX 2024
Cheeky Charlie Ovens are the BBQ Heroes at the SOLEX evening event
Outback International Ltd expands distribution into Europe
Helping consumers spruce up existing furniture sets
Visitors drawn to Hartman showstopper – the Crucible
W Garden Living: Luxury redefined by Woodlodge
Step into a world of innovative new collections and immersive new designs
Charles Taylor Trading celebrated 10th anniversary
Harbo Your Way: new concept in the design and sourcing
Supremo® premiered new aluminium designs and launched new sustainable brand
BeefEater Europe – Take outdoor cooking to the next level
Cabinex Pro – Bringing versatility to Outdoor Kitchens
HEX Living showcased new Sandon range
LeisureGrow launched industry game-changers as it approaches its 25th anniversary
Tramontina makes striking statement at SOLEX
Alva and Navarra join the Lifestyle line-up
Mix & match with LifestyleGarden to maximise profitability
Upgrade your outdoor living space with Pagoda
Elegance reigns at Minster Stylish Living 
SOLEX 2023 was brought to you by LOFA
LOFA partners with important charities and organisations
LANDSCAPE partners with LOFA & SOLEX for a second year
Year-round cooking with Cheeky Charlie 
New partnerships and products from KETTLER
Danson has something for everyone
Take a dip with RotoSpa
Daro promotes its Laura Ashely ranges
Quality and style from Pacific
Style and comfort from Glencrest’s Ashbury Collection
CharBroil, Bramblecrest, Lifestyle Appliances, LifestyleGarden, Tramontina and Kamado Joe are winners of the SOLEX 2023 Awards
SOLEX New Product Award entries
LOFA make £10,000 donation to Greenfingers
Picture round-up from build-up day
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Visitors give SOLEX 2023 the thumbs-up


Retailers and buyers visiting SOLEX 2023 were quick to give the show the thumbs-up, heaping praise on the organisation and the quality of product ranges on show.


Here are some of the comments from visitors:


“The outdoor live fire cooking section was amazing. Because of this section it gave a lot of people the opportunity for buyers to see of the barbecues in action.” 


“The event was sized perfectly with many quality brands exhibiting.”


“Learnt a lot and saw a wide variety of products I’ve never seen or thought about before.”


“Great atmosphere and beautifully presented show.” 


“Layout of stands inside was easy to follow.”


“The opportunity to network with other retailers and wholesalers was great.”


“Excellent displays, trends for next season.”


“The ambience, the ability to walk round unhindered and take time to view the exhibition.” 


“We found everyone on the stands we visited were friendly and knowlegable." 


“Relaxed atmosphere, great furniture suppliers.”


“Comfortable to walk around and friendly.” 


“The demos of food at lunchtime, having a taste for the products that the food was being cooked on was lovely and getting into good conversation with reps and their passion for their love of outdoor cooking.”


“I liked having outdoor furniture suppliers together at one show. Very beneficial.”


Companies visiting SOLEX 2023 included:

  • B&Q
  • John Lewis
  • Robert Dyas
  • Wayfair
  • Blue Diamond
  • Tillington Group
  • British Garden Centres
  • Dobbies
  • Eden Project
  • Dunelm
  • Fenwick
  • Homebase
  • Klondyke Group
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Choice Marketing
  • RHS
  • Hilliers
  • Leekes
  • Notcutts
  • Redrow Homes
  • TK Maxx
  • Sainsburys
  • Selfridges
  • Argos 
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