After enjoying record attendance at its members-only show in May, the Minerva Furnishers Guild is looking forward to its larger autumn show, and invites all members of the trade to Telford’s International Centre for the third year running.

Organised by an independent buying group for independent retailers, the fully-booked event features a broad spectrum of well-known UK brands, combined with international elements – a one-stop-shop event open to all furniture retailers, all under one roof.

As usual, although prominence is given to the buying group’s preferred suppliers, several specially-selected guest exhibitors will also be present.

“The show has come on a great deal,” says Minerva’s group business manager, Roy Beagent, “ultimately thanks to its suitability. It’s the only major furniture exhibition taking place at this time of year, and the timing is superb. In most instances, orders can be placed for deliveries ahead of the all-important January sales period, and, in some cases, even in time for Christmas.”

As a buying group, Minerva prides itself on offering its retail members a straightforward, helpful service, without putting any pressure on them to buy. Members enjoy access to exclusive products, specific container offers, and the support of a well-established network of contemporaries at the mid-to-high-end of furniture retail.

Registration – open now via the website – is increasingly well managed, ensuring that only bona fide members of the trade can access the event. The show opens from 9am-5pm on 11th October, and from 9am-4.30pm on the 12th.