350 tickets were sold in the fortnight before Christmas when the booking facility opened on the web site for The FIT Show Gala Dinner, even before the event was formally announced.
Taking place during The FIT Show on the evening of 17th April the black tie dinner will be hosted by top TV stand up comedian Ed Byrne. Irishman Ed is one of the UK’s best-known stand-ups, appearing regularly on television including BBC’s Mock the Week and Have I got News for You.
The FIT Show Gala dinner is designed to prove emphatically that the window, door and conservatory industry knows how to mix business with pleasure. It all takes place at the Telford International Centre, venue for The FIT Show, with a comprehensive programme that has something for everyone.
Guests will be welcomed with a Champagne Reception before settling down to a sumptuous 4-course dinner. Ed Byrne then joins the party to provide top flight entertainment as the evening builds towards the announcement of the winners of the Master Fitter Challenge and the Sales Professional of the Year competition with a total of £20,000 in prize money being given away.
Everyone will know someone playing in The FIT Band, put together especially for the FIT Show Gala Dinner and comprising well-known industry personalities. A top live band Motown Gold will play till late for the dancers in the industry, whilst a giant Scalextric track and the FIT Show Fun Casino, sponsored by Solidor in support of the industry’s unofficial adopted charity GM Fundraising, will provide entertainment until the early hours
Ticket sales were blistering as exhibitors and non-exhibitors clamoured to book when the on-line booking facility opened in December, heading for an early sell-out. “As with everything to do with The FIT Show demand has been exceptional,” said The FIT Show’s Matthew Glover. “Half of the tickets were booked in less than two weeks before Christmas.”
Tickets are available through The FIT Show web site at: www.fitshow.co.uk/gala-dinner
The FIT Show will take place at The Telford International Centre, Telford, on 16th, 17th and 18th April 2013. For more information including full details on how to exhibit and attend please go to www.fitshow.co.uk.