FPS exhibits at the Outdoor Trade Show 2013

Following an expansion into the leisure market, we hold our first exhibition at Stoneleigh’s annual Outdoor Trade Show (OTS).

This September, Stoneleigh Park opened its doors to over 130 exhibitors and almost 1,400 visitors for the 7th year of its annual Outdoor Trade Show (OTS) – the UK’s only national outdoor trade show. Amongst these exhibitors was our Leisure team, who attended the three day event for the first time.

With a mix of different brands and product ranges on show, OTS attracts retail buyers who specialise in general outdoor sports and activities, including independent outdoor retailers and specialist camping retails, as well as general sport retailers.

Following our expansion into the leisure market last year, with current ranges including OLPro, Maypole, Polco and Mont Blanc to name a few, OTSproved to be an excellent opportunity to showcase the range on offer to this new target audience.

Both the our’s and OLPro’s leisure offerings were on show, divided into 4 distinctive areas of Travel & Touring, Camping, Caravanning and Valeting & Maintenance.


FPS' OTS stand
FPS’ OTS stand showcased the range and attracted many customers


Positive feedback was received on both the stand layout and tent selection, with particular interest shown in the chemical and lighting ranges.

Kelvin Heaney, FPS Category Manager, commented, “The Outdoor Trade Show was a great opportunity for us to present our offering of leisure products to the market, while reinforcing our high service levels and delivery options. It also provided us with a mechanism to gain feedback from our existing customers, as well as potential new customers, all of which will help us to shape our range in the future.”

For further information on the Outdoor Trade Show, visit their website here.


About FPS’ Leisure Range

Our leisure offering was developed to help customers take advantage of this growing and profitable market. The range includes over 1,000 leisure accessories from tents and sleeping bags to cool boxes and Aquarolls, and is supported by a comprehensive catalogue, The Great Outdoors. In this catalogue customers will find top selling products from leading caravan, camping, travel and touring brands including OLPro, Dometic, Maxview, Polco, Maypole and Mont Blanc to name a few. All leisure products are available for next-day delivery. Visit the F:Drive today or speak to your local FPS Representative for further information.


FPS is one of the UK’s leading providers of service-led supply chain solutions. Founded in 1934, and employing over 1,200 people, it operates from 23 sites in the UK. Acting as a distribution partner for a number of major brands, its core business is providing automotive parts, car accessories and consumables to the reseller network. Through recent expansion FPS now successfully provides wholesale distribution services in the Maintenance & Accessories sector, serving a number of blue-chip companies. Dedicated to service excellence and innovation, the company offers a wide range of services meeting the varying needs of manufacturers, suppliers, resellers and business consumers across the supply chain. For further details go to http://www.fpsdistribution.com/pr-corner/ or contact comms@fpsdistribution.co.uk