Success……The BALI Landscaping Show

Tommy Walsh, forever associated with the hugely successful BBC TV’s ‘Ground Force’ series, called in to Stoneleigh Park last week to support BALI 2011 – The Landscaping Show, which took place in front of BALI headquarters.

BALI contractors and designers have been working with Tommy in recent years to raise funds and build gardens for children’s hospices across the UK as part of the industry’s ‘Greenfingers’ charity, and he was only too happy to visit BALI’s inaugural show to meet exhibitors and visitors, and to congratulate two recipients of Honorary Life Membership of the Association – David Spencer, a former BALI member, Chief Executive and Chair of the BALI Awards judging panel, and Gordon Darlington who served as Chairman of BALI’s North West region for many years and is now a BALI vetting officer.
Organisers Brintex confirmed that close to a thousand visitors attended the BALI Show over the two days, with many taking the opportunity to visit the adjacent PlayFair exhibition, which the company also organises. Feedback from exhibitors and visitors during the event was unanimous – BALI 2011 was a great event, well planned and executed and providing a targeted format that delivered an excellent opportunity for consultative selling in a friendly atmosphere. As one visitor put it, the show was “large enough to provide information on a great cross section of relevant products and equipment from BALI members and other quality suppliers, and small enough not to overwhelm you, allowing time to speak to exhibitors in more depth than is usually the case at larger events”.
Next year’s event was a foregone conclusion well before BALI 2011 had come to a close and the dates are Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th June 2012. BALI’s recently appointed Chief Operations Officer, Wayne Grills, (pictured left) commented after the event: “To receive such unanimous positive feedback from exhibitors and visitors is amazing and a credit to Brintex and to everyone one in the BALI Landscape House team. Small but perfectly formed seems to be the best description for BALI 2011 and it’s a salutary lesson that big is not always beautiful where industry exhibitions are concerned. That said, we must listen carefully to our exhibitors and visitors to ensure we strike just the right balance in 2012 and continue to deliver a targeted exhibition and programme of seminars that will make it an unmissable event for landscape professionals.”

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