According to ETES, the organiser of the Southern Manufacturing Show, the 2013 event which took place in February saw record number of both visitors and exhibitors. In fact at this year’s event there were over 700 exhibiting companies and thousands of visitors from all over Europe.

Show director, Phil Valentine, said: “We are really pleased with the success of Southern Manufacturing 2013, and we are delighted that so many companies have found it worthwhile. We look forward to welcoming them back next year.”

Stand space for Southern Manufacturing 2014 is already selling fast but for now attention is on the new Northern Manufacturing & Electronics 2013 event. This will take place at Event City in Manchester on 2-3rd October and has already secured the support of many of the big-name exhibitors who have helped build the success of the southerly event.