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Bristol show by T.Colledge 21st October

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T.Colledge are hosting a mini show at the Aztec Hotel in Bristol, a familiar venue to us and we will be there with a couple of small machines to chat to anyone about their needs. Along with us will be Davenport Burgess, U-Marq and Glenway

 

 

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10 hours ago, petercoulson said:

T.Colledge are hosting a mini show at the Aztec Hotel in Bristol, a familiar venue to us and we will be there with a couple of small machines to chat to anyone about their needs. Along with us will be Davenport Burgess, U-Marq and Glenway

 

 

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So now we aren"t having a C.E. trade show for a couple of years are suppliers doing there own thing?

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there was a cutting edge show at Manchester a few years ago , if my memory serves me right standards didn't attend coz they were too busy , in fairness its a shame the attendance at the last ce show was so poor use it or loose it

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Wonder how many shoe repairers would buy new machines now if they can get their old one serviced and repaired , let’s be fair shoe repairing not a up and coming market more like on its last legs , just my opinion 

 

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11 hours ago, CDTL said:

Wonder how many shoe repairers would buy new machines now if they can get their old one serviced and repaired , let’s be fair shoe repairing not a up and coming market more like on its last legs , just my opinion 

 

Like shoes you mean?  It's definitely a changed market, our bread and butter is through repairs and spares it has been for a long time

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21 hours ago, CDTL said:

 let’s be fair shoe repairing not a up and coming market more like on its last legs  

 

I was so busy in other areas of my business I didn’t get a chance to switch on my machine yesterday, but the shoes piled up. It was a visual realisation how busy repairs still are.

not up and coming granted. But stable it most definitely is.

for me cutting edge damaged the show themselves, with all the attempts to do fund raising and sinking money into and the buying the SoMSR far from being respected they became a bit of a laughing stock.

colledges are respected well and so can promote and produce a credible show that people want to attend.

cutting edge should have stuck to a magazine and a show imo

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52 minutes ago, Lee said:

I was so busy in other areas of my business I didn’t get a chance to switch on my machine yesterday, but the shoes piled up. It was a visual realisation how busy repairs still are.

not up and coming granted. But stable it most definitely is.

for me cutting edge damaged the show themselves, with all the attempts to do fund raising and sinking money into and the buying the SoMSR far from being respected they became a bit of a laughing stock.

colledges are respected well and so can promote and produce a credible show that people want to attend.

cutting edge should have stuck to a magazine and a show imo

So Cutting Edge bought SoMSR???

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got to agree with lee  about somsr, buy theres a general appethey in this trade , ive always supported the show ( love a night out in a strange town, and theres a great indian in Solihull) . use it or loose it, in fairness phill binns told ne he did more business at a regional show in   the north east than at  the last cutting edge

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Don't get me started on the 'Trade' show, but regionals are a good idea imho, I would have regionals and mix it with a central show every three years, Just my opinion, then everyone gets a chance to see what all the suppliers have to offer, locally and Nationally.

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2 hours ago, keithm said:

Don't get me started on the 'Trade' show, but regionals are a good idea imho, I would have regionals and mix it with a central show every three years, Just my opinion, then everyone gets a chance to see what all the suppliers have to offer, locally and Nationally.

That's more or less what we will be doing now on, smaller show next year in Edinburgh then the larger one 2020 followed by a different regional one the year after. We just wanted to fall in line to alternate the years without the big locksmith show hence the gap this year.

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On 10/15/2018 at 6:57 PM, Tom D said:

there was a cutting edge show at Manchester a few years ago , if my memory serves me right standards didn't attend coz they were too busy , in fairness its a shame the attendance at the last ce show was so poor use it or loose it

Er, wrong, we couldn't attend the 'Leeds' show, we were at Manchester, which was a disaster :-(

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On 10/17/2018 at 2:45 PM, petercoulson said:

That's more or less what we will be doing now on, smaller show next year in Edinburgh then the larger one 2020 followed by a different regional one the year after. We just wanted to fall in line to alternate the years without the big locksmith show hence the gap this year.

Will all suppliers be getting an invite to Edinburgh Pete?

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10 hours ago, keithm said:

Er, wrong, we couldn't attend the 'Leeds' show, we were at Manchester, which was a disaster :-(

not far wrong about that Manchester show , the highlight  was the car show

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