The Historic Buildings Parks & Gardens Event 2018 – Exhibitors

This one-day Historic Buildings, Parks and Gardens Event, which has been running for over 30 years, is held in parallel with the Historic Houses  Annual General Meeting.

Visitors to the Event consist of owners and guardians of historic buildings (private, commercial and industrial), parks and gardens – their management staff, their professional advisers and a range of professionals who either purchase or influence the purchase of the great variety of products and services needed and used by this important and developing market sector (there were over 1,100 visitors at the 2017 Event).

This creates a unique and unrivalled opportunity for companies offering products and services involved in the care, repair and conservation of historic buildings, parks and gardens to meet with both potential and existing clients who are responsible for Grade I listed buildings, cathedrals, churches, manor houses, windmills, historic town centres, or Britain’s industrial built heritage.

This year the exhibition will again be highly comprehensive with 75 companies and/or organisations offering products and services involved in the care, repair and conservation of historic buildings, parks and gardens


Event Information

  • Tuesday 13th November
  • 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster, London, SW1P 3EE
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Making the most of the Exhibition

Exhibitors are supplied with access to our specially designed Visitor Information page on our website. Exhibitors’ can invite guests and clients to use this facility to gain free entry to the Event. We can also provide copies of our Visitor Information leaflet giving full details of the day’s programme, including speakers, seminars, etc. Subject to seating availability, all visitors may attend both the morning Guest Speaker and the afternoon Historic Houses/Savills Lecture.

There will be a range of light refreshments and a bar facility during the lunch period with tea and coffee available for purchase all day. Corporate Hospitality rooms are also available to hire for those Exhibitors wishing to entertain their guests in a more private environment. A wide variety of facilities is available, prices on request.

Exhibition Guide

Each Exhibitor is allocated a free quarter-page advertisement in the full colour, B5 size Exhibition Guide. If you prefer you may use the value of the free quarter-page towards the cost of a half or full page advertisement in order to have a more prominent presence in the publication. In addition, your company details will appear in the A-Z Exhibitor listing section. The entry will comprise: Stand number, company name, address, telephone and fax number, email, website, contact and product/service.

For details regarding advertising in the Exhibition Guide, click here

Below are the speakers from last years event. The 2018 Historic Houses guest speakers will be announced shortly.

Historic Houses Guest Speaker


Loyd Grossman CBE is an entrepreneur, writer and broadcaster with a long involvement in museums and heritage. He is Chairman of The Royal Parks, Chairman of the Heritage Alliance, Deputy Chair of the Royal Drawing School and President of NADFAS. Loyd was born in Boston and educated at Boston University, the London School of Economics and Magdalene College, Cambridge. A former Commissioner of English Heritage and of the Museums and Galleries Commission, he is an Emeritus Governor of the LSE, a member of the Council of the British School at Rome and a member of the board of the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions. Loyd is a Liveryman of the Carpenters’ Company, an Honorary Liveryman of the Glaziers’ Company and Master of the Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and of the Society of Antiquaries and plays guitar in a rock band who have made six appearances at Glastonbury.

Historic Houses/Savills Lecture


Jonathan grew up in North Yorkshire, read English at Cambridge, trained as a barrister, and then moved into the investment world, setting up Ruffer LLP in 1994. In 2012, he purchased Jacob and his Twelve Sons, a series of paintings by Spanish master Francisco de Zurbaran, as well as 900 year-old Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland, where they had been housed for more than 25 years. Determined to keep the paintings for the people of the North East and to allow them access to the Castle, which had previously served as a private palace for the Prince Bishops of Durham, Jonathan established The Auckland Castle Trust. The charity is now working to transform Auckland Castle into an arts, faith and heritage destination of international significance.

Historic Houses/Savills Lecture


Julie Kenny is a successful South Yorkshire based entrepreneur. Following the sale in 2016 of award winning Pyronix Limited which she built from start up in 1986, Julie continues her involvement in serving business and local communities and currently holds several trustee/patron positions for diverse charitable organisations. Julie is a Commissioner at Rotherham Council: Chair of Maltby Learning Trust; a director of Sheffield City Region LEP; Non-Executive Director with Robson Handling Technology and Non-Executive Chair of UK Commission for Employment and Skills which ceased trading on 31.03.2107 and is currently undergoing closure process for Government.

Display Stand Space Information

Display stand sizes and construction

Display stands are available in 6 different sizes, 2m x 1m, 3m x 1m, 2m x 2m, 3m x 2m, 4m x 2m and 5m x 2m. The stand is constructed from panels 2400mm high x 990mm wide. The panels are grey, and material (artwork, photographs and other promotional material) may be fixed only by using male (hook) Velcro. Please note the internal dimension of each stand is 10mm less for every 1m of panelling 4m x 2m (3960mm x 1980mm), 3m x 2m (2970mm x 1980mm), 2m x 1m (1980mm x 990mm). Each stand will have a fascia board bearing the exhibitor’s name and stand number in black lettering on a white background. All stands have side panels except corner stands, which do not have an end side wall panel so as to provide maximum access and visibility.


The exhibition refreshment areas, which will be open on Tuesday 13 November only, include a cash bar and refreshment facilities offering hot and cold food and 3 seating areas. Exhibitors are provided with four beverage vouchers which are valid on Tuesday 13 November in the exhibition area and can be exchanged for four cups of tea or coffee. You will also receive two lunch vouchers, You may choose between dining in a room exclusively for use by Exhibitors and their staff between 12.30 and 15.00 on Tuesday 13 November only or alternatively you may dine in the main cash catering area on the 3rd floor where the Exhibition takes place. Additional Lunch vouchers may be ordered in advance for either area, price on application. Limited catering facilities will be available at the QEII on Monday 12 November, the set up day. Coffee shops and restaurants are also close by in Victoria Street.


The Exhibition area is carpeted. Exhibitors must protect the carpet when placing heavy items and, where appropriate, exhibits should have a drip tray.


The organisers will provide free of charge tables (w140cm x d70cm x h74cm) and chairs on request . Exhibitors may bring their own furniture if they prefer. EXHIBITORS MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN TABLECLOTHS/COVERINGS.


If you require assistance in unloading, setting-up, taking down or loading up, help will be available on both days, but may be limited. Please notify us in advance if you have special requirements.

Set-up times

Monday 12 November 14.00 – 21.00
Tuesday 13 November 07.00 – 08.30
The stands will be ready for occupation by 14.00 on Monday 12 November 2018. You have until 08.30 on Tuesday 13 November to dress your stand.

Power and lighting

The price for each stand includes one 13 amp switched socket outlet and either two 100 watt spotlights or one 5′ fluorescent fitting. After we have received your Application for Stand Space form we will contact you to confirm your requirements.

Floor Plan

Please study the floor plan, select the stand you require and contact Geoff Connelly to confirm your choice is still available. You will need to complete and return an Application for Stand Space form. Please note that stand space reserved by telephone will not be held for more than seven days without a completed form.

Contact Geoff Connelly
01462 896688
Hall-McCartney Ltd, Heritage House
PO Box 21, Baldock, Hertfordshire, SG7 5SH