We visited the BBSA show yesterday in Coventry and had a great time! The purpose of the show was for us to see our supplier’s new books that they will be releasing in January.
This is always an exciting time because we get to see all the new materials and the colours that we will be able to offer. Four suppliers have brought out new ranges this year which means that there is going to be a lot of new materials on the website over the next few months! Keep an eye out!
As well as new materials, the show is also there to provide us, as a manufacturer, with information that we may not know, plus it is always useful to have a re-cap on old information. The BBSA are the main organisation for child safety in the blind industry so there is always plenty of information on this topic and we come away with lots of reading and posters!
Here at BLINDS4UDIRECT we pride ourselves in this area so we do like to receive any new information. All of our blinds are child safe and will come with instructions for you on how to fit them to protect your little ones. We also have a parts and accessories section on the website where you can make the current blinds in your home child safe.
We deal with many suppliers for materials and parts on a daily basis over the phone and at the show we were able to meet some of the people that we talk to so it was great for putting names to faces.
As you know, there are many blind companies out there and we also get to meet with companies just like us and share things that we like / dislike and methods of manufacturing and selling that work for us and them. Many smaller blind companies that do not manufacture also attend the show as it is a great way to network and meet new people. This is perfect for us to meet new customers.
There is an opportunity for us to have a stand at the show in the coming years so this is something we will be thinking about for the future.