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Marketing and PR

New location, new name – the same marketing impact

Our marketing campaign is designed to be the perfect complement to your inspirational show experience. By working together we can deliver the show you and the industry deserves.

Marketing campaign at a glance:

  • Access to over 1 million Interiors contacts
  • Direct mail campaign to more than 160,000 people
  • 30,000 retailers contacted to attend
  • 6,000 international buyers invited
  • Over 2 million emails sent achieving some of the best open and click through rates in the industry
  • An integrated social media and digital campaign with a reach of 31,317
  • Twitter followers total 18,351
  • Facebook ‘likes’ total 12,966
  • 424,397 website page views
  • 100,000 magazine inserts

The Furniture Show at May Design Series 2015 will continue deliver the much anticipated features that you have come to know and love; the extensive seminar programme, New Design Britain, Champagne Bar and trend forecasting.


Advertising in over 50 national, international and niche publications to more than 800,000 contacts. Leading trade and consumer publications we work with include:

A1 Lighting | A1 Retail | Blueprint | Bridge for Design | Cabinet Maker | Darc | Dezeen | Designers Data | Design Exchange | Elle Decoration | Furnishing Report | Furniture News | FX | Homes and Garden | Hospitality Interiors | Interior Design Today | Interiors Monthly | Living Etc | Retail Focus | Sleeper | Total Lighting | TSJ | World Interiors News

Industry Partnerships

Partnerships with key industry associations including:

British Furniture Manufacturers | ACID (Anti Copying In Design) | BCFA | British Independent Retailers Association (bira)| The British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) | The Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA) | The Furniture Makers Company | The Lighting Industry Association (LIA)

Our Events

The Furniture Show at May Design Series is part of the successful UBM Built Environment portfolio which includes:

Building, BD, Barbour ABI, Decorex International, Sleep, Ecobuild, BIM Show Live, Concrete Show, Ecobuild India, Ecobuild China and kbb Birmingham

PR Support

Take advantage of our new dedicated in-house PR team who are at your disposal. Supplement your existing PR efforts with their support to help you get pre-show coverage in the industry’s leading titles. For more information contact Emma Cole on +44 (0)20 7921 8055 or email


Opening Times for 2015

Sun 17 May 09:00 - 18:00           
Mon 18 May 09:00 - 20:00
Tues 19 May 09:00 -17:00

May Design Series 2015
will take place at ExCeL,

Contact the team

For general enquiries, please email or to get in touch with a team member view our full contact list

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