Harrogate-based event services company Joe Manby Limited is celebrating a record breaking first quarter after being appointed to handle 28 additional events throughout the UK.

When the business began in 1974, it had just two clients, one of which was the Harrogate International Toy Fair.  Now renamed, the Harrogate Christmas and Gift Fair remains a loyal client four decades on and, following a bumper show in January, the company has just won a further five year contract to provide event services for the event up to 2020. As part of this same agreement, they have also been appointed for a further five years to provide full event services to the Harrogate International Nursery Fair.

Robert Anslow, Event Organiser, comments: “We’re pleased to continue to be working with Joe Manby Limited on both of our events over the next five years – they bring a real knowledge, understanding and expertise, which is appreciated by exhibitors and ourselves as organisers.”

Centaur Live, part of Centaur Media PLC, has re-appointed the company to supply event services to its Home Interest portfolio of shows.  We’ll be supplying shell scheme, stand fitting, feature areas, electrical installation and graphic services for 18 events around the UK between September 2015 and November 2017.

Joe Manby Limited first started working with Centaur on just nine of its events nationwide in 2013 – a partnership that was so successful that it was extended twice to include a further four shows in 2014 and a further three events in the first half of 2015. 

Maggie Swain, Operations Director at Centaur Live, said: “Joe Manby Limited’s service levels have been exemplary and they have worked incredibly hard to understand our business needs and that of our exhibitors.  We are very much looking forward to working with them again across more of our events.”

Says Andrew Manby: “We are delighted to be renewing our partnership with both of these show organisers.  Our experience with the Christmas and Gift Fair predates the formation of our company, while our contract with Centaur Live recognises the real depth and breadth of our reputation and capabilities nationally. Both contracts set an excellent tone for the rest of 2015.”