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Showman's Show 2018 Review

Showman's Show 2018


For our 30th consecutive appearance at the Showman’s Show we wanted to design a stand using our best-selling products and showcase our Frame, PVC and Linings hire stock. The Showman’s Show is the perfect opportunity to meet our customers face to face and get crucial feedback that we can use to help evolve the business going forward.

Our Stand

The stand as a whole was made up of our 3 most popular Coverspan structures; 6m, 9m, 12m, with 3m pagodas at each corner serving as entrances. To add flair to our stand we added our signature “bake-off” style clear cones to the roofs of each structure, these became the centrepieces of the stand both inside and out.

Signature Bake-Off Cones Pagoda Entrance Birds Eye View of Stand Showmans Show Stand Frontage


Inside the 9m

Inside, the stand was broken down into 3 distinct, but open areas, all supported using our own Flip-Flooring system straight out of our hire stock. The 9m structure hosted our range of starlight linings products in both ivory and blackout, including; blackout starlight hip-ends, a new double layered blackout dividing curtain and a 6m Ivory starlight wall. The blackout and ivory areas were broken up nicely through the use of the exposed clear cone roof in the middle.

9m Starlight Roof with Gable Infill 9m Cone 9m Blackout Starlight Roof and Hipend 9m Ivory Starlight Roofs with Flat Ivory Gable 9m Internal Cone and Blackout Dividing Curtain 9m Black Starlight and Blackout Dividing Curtain 9m Ivory Starlight Roofs with 6m Ivory Starlight Wall

Inside the 6m

The 6m structure, this area showcased our two new types of walls; our new improved hard walling which is better in quality, security and price, and our new insulated linings, designed to provide sound reduction (up to 17dB), heat insulation to a marquee as well as combating condensation.

Also in the 6m was our new stretch monty lining roofs, which provide a clean and taut peaked interior finish.

Stretch Monty Roof New Improved Solid Walling Stretch Monty Roof with Blue Pelmets Insulated PVC Lining Previous Showmans Show years

Inside the 12m

The space inside the 12m tent featured a clear cone roof, with pleated mid-ivory roof linings on both sides, capped off with matching gable infills, and queen swags. At both ends of the 12m structure was a nested display of our hire frame sizes, in both standard and curve, which was highlighted through the use of clear PVC on the surrounding walls, roofs and gables.

Mid-Ivory Gable Infills 12m Pleated Mid-Ivory Lining Roofs and Hire Frame Selection of Hire Curve Frame 12m Pleated Mid-Ivory Lining Roofs Coverspan Frame Hire stock 12m Clear Cone with Mid-Ivory Lining Roofs 12m Clear Cone with Mid-Ivory Lining Roofs

Printed PVC Area

In addition to the new products shown in the 6m, we had a Printed PVC area under the 6m cone, with two printed PVC gables and a 6m printed PVC wall, aiming to create a forestry theme. This was enhanced through the use of stretch sail shades providing shade from the clear roof, adding to the forestry illusion.

Forestry Effect Sail Shades and Printed PVC Gable Printed PVC Area Sail Shades in 6m Cone



Custom Covers wins first prize for their stand at the Showman’s Show 2018.



The award was for the best stand of more than 20m, and was judged by Nick Brooks-Ward of HPower Events. When asked what he thought about the tent, Nick stated: “it’s a good place to meet people and do business, while at the same time showing off new and existing Custom Covers products effectively while making excellent use of entrances on both avenues at the show ground.”


“We’re really proud to have won this award at our 30th consecutive Showman’s Show; it’s a fitting tribute to the work our team put in to designing and building the structure”.



Last week we announced the winners of the 11th annual Custom Covers photo competition at the Showman's Show.

Congratulations to our winners seen below picking up winners campagne, a cheque for £300 and mounted copies of the winning entry.

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Taking first place in the external category was DJ Marquees. Here is Chris George and David Wilson pictured collecting their prizes, with their winning picture of a 9m clear curved structure.

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And the winner of the internal category was Trend Marquees. Here is Jamie Dawson and Shelley Smith collecting their prizes, with a photo of their winning entry.

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And the winner of the photo showing best different use of a Custom Covers marquee is Village Farm Marquees, for their picture featuring a giant colourful jumping bag.

Check out our gallery of all the winners and runners up below.


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