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Record-breaking Hillhead

3 July 2024

Record-breaking Hillhead

In what could be a useful barometer for assessing the overall mood of the plant and equipment industry, the Hillhead 2024 organisers report that this year’s event was the most visited yet in terms of the volume of visits over the three days.

Visitors to the biennial event, which was held from 25 to 27 June near Buxton, spent more time at the show than ever before and a record number attended for more than one day. In total there were 26,626 visits over the three days, which was 8% higher than 2022.

In terms of unique visitors, with 19,577 attendees (up by 6.2% compared with 2022), this year’s show had the second highest ever number of unique attendees (only 2018 was higher at 19,753, although that show had less volume over the three days).

The second day on Wednesday 26th was Hillhead’s busiest ever, with almost 10,800 people on site throughout the day.

Photo: Alan Guthrie


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