Ecoshow to help firms go greener

A BURY-based event-management company hopes to attract 10,000 firms and families to an exhibition in May to show them how to help save the planet. Ecoshow UK will take place at the East of England Showground, off the A1 near Peterborough on May 8 and 9, o

A BURY-based event-management company hopes to attract 10,000 firms and families to an exhibition in May to show them how to help save the planet.

Ecoshow UK will take place at the East of England Showground, off the A1 near Peterborough on May 8 and 9, organised by Eventis Limited, from Tunkers Lane, Bury.

The company's Cliff Bloomfield told The Hunts Post: "The Ecoshow UK is targeting 10,000 consumers (individuals, couples, families & SMEs) with an interest in learning more about establishing or improving their environmental credentials.

"Our logic is simple, in that many people would like to live 'the good life' but reality for most of us is an urban environment and the need to travel to and from work," he explained.

Ecoshow UK aims to offer, through exhibitors and seminars, the chance to meet, speak and learn from businesses, suppliers and practitioners of the latest environmentally-sound products and services.

"This is a unique opportunity to cut through the many urban myths and establish the whys and wherefores, costs and practicalities of leading-edge environmentally-sound products.

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"Many people are interested in lessening their impact on the planet and using fewer resources, but this must include a saving, possible in the medium term, to themselves. We see the event as a serious show for serious people."

Show director Mr Bloomfield said the idea had been in his mind for more than 20 years since a visit to the centre for alternative technology, in North Wales, "when it was best described as an overgrown hippy commune investigating alternative technologies such as composting toilets - way ahead of their time".

He added: "I feel that, regardless of conflicting reports about climate change, anything that we can do to limit our use of finite resources can only be a good thing.

"Eventis, as an event management company, has been involved in a number of business-to-business environmental events, but I cannot find a serious consumer event. There one or two about but they have what I can only describe as a hippy element which would put off many serious consumers."

Ecoshow UK will also include a comprehensive range of seminars by industry experts, practitioners and suppliers, all followed by question-and-answer sessions.

"We are eager for as many exhibitors as possible to take part in these seminars as presenters and/or sponsors," Mr Bloomfield said.

"The time is right for a well organised, professional consumer-targeted environmental exhibition.

INFORMATION: Ecoshow UK takes place on Saturday and Sunday May 8 and 9 at Exec, East of England Showground, Peterborough. Contact Eventis Ltd at 13 Tunkers Lane, Bury PE26 2LA, or on 01487 814800 or 07798 930070; fax 01487 711190; or visit www.eventis.ltd.uk

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