Roadshow Trailer

‘Big Red’ Makes Pit Stop at Brands Hatch

Last weekend saw the British Superbike Championships head to the iconic sporting venue, Brands Hatch Circuit. The Showplace managed road show trailer, which we nickname ‘Big Red’ operated for Milwaukee Tools, set-up at the event to kick start their Championships campaign.

Big Red


Wiggle No Excuses Event is Back


The hugely popular charity event, ‘Wiggle NO Excuses‘ is back for its 4th year this weekend in Cambridgeshire. The event supports great causes and encourages riders to get back on their bikes after a long winter season, 2000 cyclists will be taking to the roads in the surrounding areas of Huntingdon. All entry fees are donated to Prostate Cancer UK. The Showplace managed trailer will be making its appearance at the event, with Wiggle staff promoting and selling products from their range.

Good luck to all those taking part!

Capturing “Big Red’s” Trip to Belfast

The Milwaukee trailer’s first stop of 2014 in Belfast, capturing it’s movements:

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Milwaukee’s “Big Red” is all Revved Up Ready for Belfast and 2014

The Showplace managed Milwaukee road show trailer starts of the New Year after a short break with a journey to Belfast, for the start of its UK and Ireland 2014 Truck Tour, this week. Hop on board and check out the latest power tools to hit the market. Visitors can expect to see new product releases, tool demonstrations, great product offers, prizes and giveaways. Then it’s onto Amsterdam for a European Conference before a journey to Paris.


Milwaukee “Big Red” Wraps up in Paris


It has been an epic journey for the Showplace managed Milwaukee road show trailer that has spent 9 months of 2013 travelling all over Europe visiting Milwaukee Power Tool dealerships from as far north as Norway down to the southern tip of Italy.  This week marks the end of the 2013 tour with the “Big Red” trailer exhibiting at the Batimat Exhibition in Paris.  With more than 3,500 exhibitors and 400,000 visitors from all over the world, Batimat is an unprecedented global event that provides a powerful boost for the introduction of new products through the building market and a great opportunity for manufacturers like Milwaukee.  It’s a grand way to end the 2013 tour.  Watch this space, as the trailer will be back on the road again for the 2014 road show tour in February.

Showplace Tash Wars

Several of the Showplace team members have taken on the ‘Movember’ moustache challenge in order to raise money for men’s health awareness.  At the end of the month we shall see who is the winner of the tash war and has sprouted the most impressive moustache.  Below is a picture from left to right of Steve Salt (Head of Marketing), Jamie Southam (Structure Sales), Seth Bates (Warehouse Operative) and Matt Scott (Structure Assembler) just a few days into the challenge.  Watch this space for the announcement of the winner at the end of this month and a photo showing their results.  For more details or to make a donation, please go to the following link –

Tash war before



Great Week for “Big Red” in Denmark

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The Showplace managed Milwaukee “Big Red” road show trailer started its autumn tour in Lithuania and Estonia, before hitting the road to tour the Scandinavian countries of Finland, Sweden and Denmark.  The final week in Denmark went amazingly well, with very highly attended events at all the Milwaukee Power Tool dealerships visited.  These visits provide critical support to the dealers, as existing and potential customers get hands-on experience with the range of power tools available.  The pictures speak for themselves as to the great success of the tour.

Milwaukee tool test

Back to the Land of Gravlax and Akvavit

Milwaukee SwedenAfter a successful stint in Lithuania and Estonia, the Showplace managed Milwaukee road show trailer is back in Scandinavia with visits to Milwaukee Power Tool dealers planned in Finland, Sweden and Denmark through the beginning of September.  After weeks of gravlax and akvavit it will be time to get the Lederhosen back on for the start of the German tour the remainder of September.

Something New! – Shop Window for Boss

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Showplace ,well known for their expertise in exhibition/event structures, trailers and more recently indoor stands, has added something new to their repertoire.  For the first time, Showplace was requested to provide a graphic wall for a store front for an existing client that in the past have been supplied with temporary structures.  Steerwell Group, a distributor of luxury watches and jewellery for brands such as Hugo Boss, Juicy Couture Timepieces, Lacoste, Tommy Hilfiger and Raymond Weil Geneva, requested a graphic wall for the Hugo Boss brand as a store front feature at the Fenwick store at Brent Cross Shopping Centre in London.  Venetia Sheppard, PR & Marketing with Steerwell said, “I think it looks really great.  Thanks so much for all your hard work.”

A Well Deserved Mention

There’s been fabulous feedback trickling in from a number of Showplace clients we have supplied with event and exhibition trailers and structures at nearly back-to-back events over the past couple of months.  In honour of the Showplace team that made this all happen with excellent satisfaction from the clients, we thought it fitting to give them a mention.  Here are just some worth noting.

Just a quick note to thank Chris [McCormack – Transport Manager & Trailer Sales] and the staff at Showplace for helping us run a successful stand at SMMT Test Day.  The service and assistance given to us by your team over the two days was second to none and we look forward to working with you in the future.  We would certainly recommend Showplace Hospitality Suites to anyone looking to hire a hospitality unit.” Jackie Allard, Newspress

“I couldn’t have received a better service.  Steve [Salt – Head of Marketing] even helped assemble some flags that another supplier didn’t have time to install.  Will definitely book again.”  Kelly Sands, Brigade Electronics at PLANTWORX

“I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you so much for all your help organising the unit [exhibition trailer].  It was a last minute booking but you made it so easy.”  Sue Lee, INFINITI Centre Hull at the Lincolnshire Show

“Many thanks for your assistance with the PAWRS Show.  I have just had a meeting with my client representatives and they have requested that I pass on their thanks too.  In their words, ‘it was great’ and they were very appreciative of the splendid cooperation and assistance given by Rob [Webb – Senior Trailer Operative] during the build up.  Please pass on our thanks to him.”  Norman Large, Norman D. Large Associates