Friday, 14 February 2014

100% flat out for 100% Optical

It's been a busy week in preparation for this event, not to mention the 8 hour drive from Scotland! We stop overnight in Leicester having left the office about 8pm on Wednesday night.

We arrived at the ExCel about 11am, this was the first exhibition where we came by car. Normally, we're in a big white hired van, although this time round we sent the entire stand by courier days before. Rather worryingly we got there and the stand hadn't!

It did eventually arrive and after fours hour of sitting on our very nice red carpet, we got to work. A lot of companies hire in their exhibition stands, or bring in people to build it for them. We own the stand and so we don't have that luxury so, yes that' me up the ladder.

Nearly there, by this stage in the build the electrics are all working, the computer network is wired in and all working well the DVD and TVs are ready to go.

Only just a few hours more and the entire place, not just our stand is completely transformed. Time to go grab some food and if i'm lucky a well deserved wine on the side. The finishing touches will be put in place the next morning.

That's us ready for opening, Happy Show everyone! (oh and happy Valentines)