Designer Wedding Show cancelled as organiser suspends trading

DesignerWeddingShowFoxglove Events, organiser of The Designer Wedding Show, has confirmed that the event will not take place will not take place, and that it has taken the decision to suspend trading. The Designer Wedding Show was due to take place at Battersea Park from February 8-10.

David Wilkins, managing director, Foxglove Events, said: “Much as we have tried to guard against this action we find ourselves in a position where we have no alternative. The effect of a highly competitive market, together with an unforgiving economy, has meant that our revenues have been in decline. More recently, we have found that a number of our customers have had increasing difficulty in either planning to exhibit with us or in some cases have pulled out of the show at the last minute leaving us with bad debts. Since the October show this trend has been more evident and forecast sales for the remainder of January/February are below budget.”

According to Wilkins, he has explored the possibility of another organiser taking over the show but this has not come to fruition, as “a restructuring of both the event and the company has not proved possible”.