Ice queens at the showUK: The organiser of last week’s ACR Show has declared the event a resounding success despite the adverse weather conditions.

No final visitor numbers have been released in advance of an official ABC audit, however the organisers report a strong attendance throughout the show’s three days – even on the final day, traditionally the quietest.

Jan Thorpe, event director, said: “Despite atrocious travelling conditions, visitors were undaunted. There were packed aisles, stands and seminar theatres throughout the three days of the exhibition.”

She added: “We are delighted at the positive response of exhibitors, which confirms the show’s continued success. I would like to thank the industry, its organisations and end users for their support.”