So this week finds me at the Toy Fair in Nuremberg. It’s been a whirlwind of exhibitions this month, first the ASE Conference, then BETT where we launched our new SmartCase and Computer Club trolley and now the Toy Fair. This one is a huge show – it’s Europe’s biggest toy trade exhibition running from 29 January to 03 February 2014. Our stand this year is offering a sneak trade preview of our new primary school modular range. These are early prototypes of a new range. All will be revealed in good time!
We’re at the BETT show this week before heading off to the Toyfair in Germany next week. We are showcasing two new products at BETT, our new SmartCase which has a carry handle and fits in our storage frames and trolleys, and our new Computer Club trolley with a special lowered top for storing and transporting larger equipment like monitors. If you’re at BETT I’m there all week so do drop by our stand and say hello. We’re on Stand B1. If you’d like any more information on the SmartCase or Computer Club trolley just drop me an email.
We were sent some pics from one of our customers of Gratnells F1 trays in use at the security gates at Denpasar Airport in Bali last week. Lovely to see the nice bright Lime green and Cyan they are using – usually the security ones are a sombre grey or black. Obviously you aren’t really meant to take pictures so these had to be sneaked to us surreptitiously!
I was very interested to see a new product from Irwin Science Education at the ASE Conference last week. They have developed a School Science dept water bath using one of our trays so it can easily be stored in a trolley or prep room. It’s always great to see a new use for a tray and this one is very impressive. If you would like more information contact Irwin.
So last week we enjoyed ourselves at the ASE Annual Conference. It’s always a good way to start the year – not only meeting many of our customers but also catching up with some of our fellow exhibitors. Our Ping Pong challenge was a success and we’ll definitely be doing this again.
You can see all of our pictures from the ASE Conference here.
Now we’re gearing up from A to B – the BETT Show next week. This will be our third time exhibiting at BETT and this year we are excited to be launching two new products. If you are going to BETT you can be one of the first to see our brand new Computer Club trolley and our SmartCase. Just make sure you pop by stand B1
BETT is the world’s leading Education Technology show and runs from 22nd to 25th January 2014 at Excel in London. More information can be found here.
As always we love spotting Gratnells products on TV. This Christmas we were thrilled to see some F1 Shallow trays in Greg Davies’ comedy show Man Down.
Man Down is Channel 4’s new comedy series written by and starring Greg Davies as Dan, a childish teacher whose world is on the brink of collapse. Luckily though they have Gratnells trays in his school’s staff room, so all is not complete doom and gloom!
More information on the show can be found on 4oD and you can watch the latest episodes.
This week I’m in Birmingham for the annual ASE Science Technicians Conference. It’s always our first outing of the year and this year we are doing something a bit different. Following on from our Prep Room Ping Pong video in the summer we are issuing all Science Technicians a challenge! Test your physics know-how and your ping pong skills and see if you can win prizes. It looks simple but it’s actually quite difficult. If you’re going to be at the conference drop by stand D27 and have a go!
The ASE Conference runs from 8th to 11th January 2014 in Birmingham. More details can be found here.