The Board discussed the Supreme show at its meeting on Tuesday 17th November. The Supreme Show Manager reported that the 2015 show had been a great success, with lots of compliments on the day and on social media since. However, a deficit in the account would occur due to the disappointingly low entry figures and a reduced gate on the day, because there were not the usual visitors from events in other halls. An approximate figure was given, but the accounts are not yet finalised so this might change slightly.
A discussion then took place concerning the 2016 show. The new owners of the NEC have informed the Show Manager that they require a commitment to be given on the venue booking, along with a completed and signed agreement, before the end of November. Enquiries have already been received in the GCCF Office about the 2016 show.
The Board during the ensuing discussions considered the following:
· Projected end of year figures show that GCCF expects to make a healthy surplus for 2015.
· The issue of continuing to offer a Supreme Show each year was discussed at the October 2014 Council meeting and when the Chairman called for a vote on whether to continue with the show 101 delegates voted in favour, with only 3 voting against (12 abstentions).
· 2016 is the 40th Anniversary Show and it is intended that it should be a special event with an accompanying Gala Dinner.
The Board members were asked to vote on whether to go ahead with the 40th Show in 2016, acknowledging there could be a further loss, and it was agreed that the show should take place (majority in favour, 2 abstentions).
Council delegates will be consulted again at the February 2016 Council meeting on whether to continue with the Supreme Show in 2017 and beyond.
It should be remembered that the Supreme is the GCCF’s flagship show. However, its success is incumbent on the support of exhibitors.
Steve Crow, GCCF Chairman
The GCCF Show Structure Review Group was set up to help us to design the best approach to shows for the future.
As the starting point, we'd like to find out what YOU think!
So, we've developed a short survey to get as much input as possible from everyone connected with GCCF. This should only take 5-10 minutes to complete, and will be of great help to us, so please take a few minutes to help.
There is also a final space for you to give us any of your own ideas for improving shows.
The survey is only available until December 7th 2015, so please let us have your input as soon as possible. We will then analyse the responses and give you feedback. We are hoping to have some initial proposals to present to the February GCCF Council meeting.
Please click on the link below to take the survey :
Many thanks for your help!
The Show Structure Review Group
Please see the details and how to apply on General Notices
Please see the announcement in General Notices.
The GCCF Show Review Group document is available from the Downloads page
. There is also a Facebook page
where you can leave comments.
The GCCF Strategic and Business Plan for 2015 is now available on the Downloads
Two meetings have now taken place. Minutes are available on the Downloads