The title of Best Display Stand went to Eddingtons at last week's Home Hardware Spring Trade Show in Exeter.

Eddingtons people make an exhibition of themselves

The title of Best Display Stand went to Eddingtons at last week’s Home Hardware Spring Trade Show in Exeter.

Eddingtons people make an exhibition of themselves

But Eddingtons’ stand staff – marketing manager Sonia Spencer and sales manager southwest Dave Gosling – put on a pretty good display themselves, sporting cheeky novelty aprons all day.

Spencer and Gosling won a cash prize of £100 and a framed certificate for their top stand, while Apollo received the runners-up prize of £50.

Said Home Hardware chairman David Adams: “As well as wearing the chairman’s hat today, I’m also attending the show as a retailer. I’m attracted to well-merchandised, well-lit displays, so I’m keen for suppliers to take pride in their stands. The Eddingtons stand is consistently merchandised to a very high standard and I’m pleased their efforts have been rewarded.”

The show, which hosted 147 exhibitors, also raised £550 in a draw, to be split equally between Cancer Research and the Rainy Day Trust. Winner of the first prize of £100 in cash was Rob Holland, business development manager for Utensa.

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