The two-day BFM-organised London Fabric Show 2019 ended with praise from both exhibitors and visitors on Tuesday.

The well-attended and sociable event saw visitor numbers consistent with the previous year. Visitors included some of the biggest names in UK upholstery and many large-scale UK retailers.

In all, 38 high-end exhibitors from six countries – including the prestigious Flemish producers from Belgium, and highly regarded companies from Spain, Turkey and the UK – showed their new designs.

Exhibitors left the event singing its praises, with Julian Smith from Abraham Moon saying: “It would take two months of solid driving around to see all of the companies that we can see here in two days. Plus, we can show more here, and present it better. This show is a winner, and we’ll definitely be back next year.”

New exhibitors Bill Beaumont and Ragolle Fabrics were among the exhibitors pleased with the number and quality of visitors.

Outgoing BFM MD Jackie Bazeley says: “It is great to go out on a high – we are extremely pleased with how well the show was received by both visitors and exhibitors. The unusual venue works for everyone, and we thank all of those who attended.”

The West Stand at the Chelsea FC ground once again provided the backdrop to the event, and the show will return to the venue in 2020.