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Hillhead set to expand again in 2018

March 20, 2017  By Hillhead Press Office

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March 20, 2017 – The 2016 event hosted a record 476 exhibitors and enjoyed a 7.1 per cent show-on-show increase in attendance with 18,601* unique visitors from 71 countries making the trip to Hillhead Quarry, near Buxton, Derbyshire, England. Against this backdrop, Hillhead 2018 is set to expand once again. 

Rebookings for 2018 are already under way and the showground is filling up rapidly. To meet future demand, the organizers will be extending the Registration Pavilion to accommodate additional indoor requests. Additional outdoor space will also be created by reconfiguring the Registration Demonstration Area at the top end of the site. 

“The appetite for the show continues to thrive, and we were oversubscribed in 2016,” said event director Richard Bradbury. “Frustratingly, we were unable to accommodate around 80 exhibitor requests. A combination of adding an additional bay to the Registration Pavilion and moving the registration area itself into an adjacent structure should meet indoor demand, whilst a redesign and expansion of the Registration Demo Area will allow us to showcase even more working plant and equipment outdoors in 2018 – a feature that is synonymous with Hillhead.’  

The show will take place from June 26 to 28, 2018 at Tarmac’s Hillhead Quarry, near Buxton, and further details are available from the show website:


Expressions of interest should be directed to event manager Harvey Sugden.
Email:; or tel: +44 (0)115 945 4377.

*Hillhead visitor numbers are audited by the ABC (Audit Bureau of Circulation), guaranteeing that attendance figures have been verified to rigorous standards by an independent third party.

Photo: Aerial shot of Hillhead 2016

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