The first day of Sambro's inaugural trade event at its headquarters in Bury has been hailed a resounding success, according to participating distributors, wholesales and visitors.
Due to officially start at 9am, the doors were actually opened at 8am due to the large number of visitors who had arrived early.
By 10am, 100 buyers had passed through the doors, with a steady tream of traffic throughout the morning.
"As this was the first event of its kind for us, we have worked alongside some great wholesalers and distributors to create a one-stop shop for promotional opportunities prior to Christmas," said Sambro's Nikki Samuels.
"We expected a great response, but the buzz around the showrooms has been phenomenal. We are looking forward to another great day today (November 7th) and then will work towards an even bigger event in April."
As well as showcasing Sambro's key lines, the event is also playing host to Direct Worldwide, Grant & Bowman, Heathside Trading, Hermanex, Ostoy, Trading House, Singleton, European Stock Solutions and United Brands.