The following announcement was made to exhibitors at this year’s show by Richard Harding.
‘At this year’s show it will be announced that the Four Oaks site is for sale. Richard realised when he bought the business in 2002 that Pat (Coutts) was essential to the future of Four Oaks and she then became the owner of 20% of the Trade Show.
Richard has decided that as he will be 73 years old next year, he must make sure that Pat can benefit from her shareholding and this can only be achieved by an outright sale of Four Oaks.
Pat of course wishes to continue in her role as the Event Director after a change in ownership, and the aim is to achieve a seamless sale to protect the future of the Trade Show which will take place in 2017 on September 5-6th.
Exhibitors are assured of continuity. The 2017 website is now live and Priority Re-Bookings can be made and the rates for 2017 are unchanged.