PHEX Chelsea, held on 15 and 16 November at Stamford Bridge in London, proved to be a smash hit with visitors and exhibitors alike.
The exhibition saw huge numbers of installers, contractors and merchants come through the door at Chelsea FC to meet peers, learn about the latest products, receive industry updates and take part in exclusive competitions.
Over 3,200 people attended this year’s event in total - an 11% increase on last year.
— VIVA Sanitary (@vivasanitary) November 17, 2017
Adrian Keats at Honeywell’s home safety business said: “PHEX Chelsea is always a very busy, well attended show and we’re happy to report that this year’s event was no different.
“Exhibiting at PHEX always gives us a great opportunity to get out and meet with installers, distributors and housing organisations. It allows us to share our latest product developments and hear feedback on how we can make life a little bit easier for our customers."
A major highlight of this year’s show was the #PHEXGives campaign, which featured a plethora of giveaways and offers for visitors across the two days.
Leading the #PHEXGives campaign was installer and Twitter personality Peter Booth (@pbplumber), who challenged visitors and exhibitors alike to beat him on a Batak machine, with the highest visitor score on each day receiving £500 in Amazon vouchers.
Congratulations Ben from @Express_Heating you’ve won today’s BATAK challenge with a score of 43! 👊🏽
£500 amazon vouchers on their way to you 🙌🏽
We do it all again tomorrow, can anyone beat me?#PHEXChelsea pic.twitter.com/gU1Pw0tJnV
— P B Plumber (@pbplumber) November 15, 2017
A signed Chelsea FC shirt was also raffled away at the show to help raise money for PHEX’s charity partner, The Ben Kinsella Trust. The charity does vital work educating children about the consequences of knife crime, and visitors helped to raise £1,200.
Jamie Kenna of Kenna Plumbing and Heating said: "The show is great for the industry as you get to meet inventors and manufacturers face to face. You get to see and experience new technology and cutting edge systems in plumbing like the Fluxuator tool which is improving the standard of work plumbers carry out.
"It is a warm, friendly and inviting show that makes me be proud to be a plumber and gas engineer".