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Cutting Crew

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I've emailed the organisers of the IWE twice over the last week asking for information and confirmation that the show is still going ahead, I've not had a reply to either mail.

Still, considering they've not bothered to update their web site from last years show, perhaps I am expecting to much in expecting a reply.

Regards....Mike

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The reason I asked if anybody knows what is going on with the show organisers, was that the ticket booking line was not available on Saturday.
On Sunday evening there was a message on their service saying that the show was still going on.
I know that some exhibitors are unsure as to what is happening.

Perhaps if the organising company is monitoring this forum, they would make a statement as to what has happened with Highbury House Communications.

Fred

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Looked at the site this morning and its been updated with the 2006 dates, albeit the layout seems all over the place in my browser.

Nothing useful like an exhibitor list though to see if its worth going or not.

Gav

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According to a press release Highbury House Communications in now in administration:

Highbury House Communications plc - Press Release

On 20th January 2006, Highbury House Communications plc (“PLC”) and two of its subsidiaries Highbury Entertainment Limited (“Entertainment”) and Highbury Lifestyle Limited (“Lifestyle”) were placed into Administrative Receivership. Shortly after appointment, the business and assets of Entertainment were sold to Imagine Publishing Limited.

A further subsidiary of PLC, Highbury Nexus Special Interests Limited (“Special Interests”) was placed into Administration on 20th January 2006. Shortly after appointment, the business and assets of Special Interests were sold to Brush Colour Limited.

The receivers are in advanced discussions in relation to a sale of the Lifestyle business which is the key remaining business of PLC and its subsidiaries.



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I don't know which part organises the show or what the current status is but this at least goes some way to explain the lack of responses. Anyone left is going to have more important things to worry about.

Just a thought. Terry is usually there - perhaps he knows whether the show is still going on.

Andrew

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Hmmm... will it won't it!

Highbury Nexus (or whatever they're called these days) went bust at the end of last week with some rather large debts according the figures on their website (about £30m high enough for you?)

The 'Specialist' arm of the company has been bought by a company called Encanta Media and according to the information sent out yesterday the show will go on, although I think confidence in it has been rattled somewhat.

I checked yesterday and the site has been updated although a little lack lustre and the ticket line was answered by a real person so that is good news.

Chances are the show will take place, although what state it will be in remains to be seen.
If I were being brutal, my suggestion would be to phone Alexandra Palace on the day you intend to visit (or before) to check the show is on.

Assuming it all happens, we hope to see some of you there. Twelve midday at our place each day.

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After seeing the website changes this morning I emailed to see if I could get an exhibitor list. They responded within an hour and I have added it to this post in case it is of use to anyone.


Gav

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Looks like Andrew made his posting while I was typing mine!

An interesting list of exhibitors... I wonder how many of them have actually paid for their stand yet...

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It they do run it then I will go, mainly because it's on my way home from work. Not intending to buy anything tho tbh.
 

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Now that there are new owners for the shows and mags, as far as I can see the show is safe.

Therefore BriMarc will be attending, as the show has always been good for us. It will be business as usual at the show, with all the normal display from our suppliers.

PM me if you are not clear what that means, or for details of what we are selling.

See you there.

Martin and the BriMarc team

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I endorse everything Martin Brown of Brimarc has said. Both Robert Sorby and our sister company, Turners Retreat will be attending the Alexandra Palace show with a full complement of turning and woodworking products.

Feel free to visit us any time during the show.

Peter Gill
Robert Sorby

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I am pleased to confirm the '#1 woodworking show' is on!

Over the last couple of months Highbury House Communications has had serious financial problem as a result of this ceased trading Friday 20th January. Other companies have taken Highbury’s assets as you might have read in the newspapers. The 'special interests' side of the company was promptly bought and is now known as "Encanta Media Ltd".

Please see statement below:

The International Woodworking Exhibition 2006

Following the acquisition of the titles and events previously organised by Highbury Nexus Special Interests the new owner, Encanta Media Ltd, is delighted to confirm that The International Woodworking Exhibition 2006 will be proceeding as planned in the Great Hall, Alexandra Palace from 17th – 19th February 2006.

“We are very excited by the potential of the special interests portfolio going forward - The International Woodworking Exhibition 2006 is an important part of Encanta Media’s plan to support and expand this excellent range of publications and events”
- Owen Davies, Managing Director

End of statement.

On behalf of myself and Encanta Media Ltd, we look forward to seeing you at the show!


Ben Wright, Events Marketing Manager

Ticket Hotline: 0870 1295 040

Current Exhibitor List:

Accessori de Travola
Anglian Chemicals/Camvac
Ashley Iles
Aston Trading
Behlen UK LTD
Brimarc Associates
Chestnut Products
Clico Tooling LTD
Craft Supplies
Dewalt
Fein Power Tools
Felder KG
Frameco
Frank Howard Tools
Freud Tooling UK LTD
Hamilton Edge Tools Ltd
Hamlet Craft Tools
Isaac Lord
Jill Piers Woodturning Supplies
Langdon
Lincs. Woodcraft
Meantime Design
Merton College
Metabo (UK) Ltd
Minden Industrial Limited
Mr Hynd
NMA Agencies
NV Designs
Phoenix Promotional Marketing
Price Tool Sales
Pro-Am Technologies
Record Power
Renapur Limited
Robert Sorby
Saws Joinery (Turn It Up!)
Sharpening Services
Silverdrive Eng.
SIP
Starlock
Stobart Davies, Stobart House
The Air Press Company
Toolstop
VM-UK LTD
Woodrat
Woodworkers Workshop
 

Barry Burgess

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I will be paying at the door - not booking in advance not matter what the saving is -then I will not be disappointed.
 

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Is this a big show, is it worth having a look. Being a woodworking show virgin :oops:

Andy
 

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Philly":1e2dyq1l said:
Yeah, its a great show! Not as big as Axminster (RIP :( ) but enjoyable.
I will second that, had a good time there last year, I will try to get there again this year. :D
 

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Is it worth holding back the purchase of a new TS until the show??

Andy
 
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