When Centaur event organiser Helen Trott injured herself, the last thing she expected was to be driven to casualty by her event service company…but it was all part of the service here at Joe Manby Limited!

The unfortunate mishap occurred prior to the Northern Homebuilding & Renovating Show tenancy in Harrogate earlier this month, when our very own Charles Paines stepped up to the plate and gallantly escorted the damsel in distress to Harrogate District Hospital.

We were appointed by Centaur Exhibitions, part of Centaur Media PLC, last December to handle
nine new events nationwide.

Since then we’ve supplied modular shell scheme standfitting, ‘feature’ design & construction, as well as electrical installation and graphic services at Centaur’s National Home Improvement Show and portfolio of Homebuilding & Renovating Shows nationwide.

Helen Trott, Centaur Exhibitions’ Head of Operations, said: “Throughout the rigorous tender process we were impressed by the professionalism of Joe Manby Limited and this has been borne out in practice.

“Being a family owner managed firm means that Joe Manby Limited gives us an extremely attentive and thorough service. A director and management team are always onsite with us to ensure everything is running smoothly”.

“Their designs for feature areas and theatres are innovative and a great interpretation of our needs, combining creativity with a cost effective approach.

“Some of the small features they have introduced, such as the backlit curved fascia boards, which are unique to Joe Manby Limited, make a massive difference to the look and feel of the shows and have been well received by exhibitors and visitors alike.

“We like the way Joe Manby Limited operates on-site.  They are exceptionally clean and tidy and extremely thorough.

“Their service levels have been exemplary and they have worked incredibly hard to understand our business needs and that of our exhibitors.  In fact, we’re so happy with the service that we are extending the contract to include a further three shows.”