How We Got Started
We hosted our first Flea at West Mid Showground in Shrewsbury on the 16th / 17th May 2015. We had 80 traders turn up to exhibit and just shy of 2500 members of public through the door. Our second Flea was on the 19th / 20th September and we received some excellent, positive and constructive feedback that we have brought forward to our 2016 events .
We hosted five Flea's in 2016 and each flea has attracted both regular traders and new traders. Our research shows that these traders are planning trading with us again. Our best flea saw 4300 visitors through the door and we are hoping to increase this further at our six Flea's in 2017.
Not only are we the organisers but we are also traders who trade all over the county at various antique and collector fairs. We have a background in Business, Marketing and PR therefore, we are constantly looking at the good and bad points of the fairs we stand at and listen to what the traders and visitors want. We like to look after our traders and visitors so they look after us. It is important to stress that we do not stand at our flea's, this is simply because we are there as the organisers that weekend and believe trading as well may cause a distraction and comprise the quality of service we provide to both the traders and visitors. Although we would LOVE to trade!!!
We also own an Antique, Vintage, Retro and Salvage centre called Jones of Shropshire which was recently featured on Salvage hunters so we are heavily involved in the business. We are constantly promoting our fleas to our customers and see them as an extension of our centre. JOS Events actually stands for Jones of Shropshire Events! You can check out our centre at www.jonesofshropshire.com
Our Flea's attract a fantastic collection of traders ranging from French furniture, taxidermy, fabric's, vintage postcards, Hungarian furniture, Antiques, Vintage clothing, collectibles and salvage. All the traders are of a very high quality and have traveled to us from all over the country.
We consider ourselves to be the next generation of Antique and Collector events and will be marketing our Flea's and antique fairs in a variety of ways both traditional and modern to attract a diverse visitor. We will continue to push our events to ensure both traders and our customers go away happy!
We are really excited to be hosting a NEW joint event at the end of the year at Lilleshall National sports centre. This event will be extra special for both trader and our customer so it is not to be missed!raders wishing to book any of our fairs, can do so electronically under our book now section, simply click the fair, book and pay ONLINE.
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