Our country show list for 2015

This year will see us reducing our number of shows but being bigger and better at the ones we attend. Over the last four years we have listened very carefully to our customers on what is important for them and which shows are the most relevant to us. First and foremost we are a commercial enterprise and have to make a profit in order to both survive and then re invest in new design and product in order to move forward. As such whilst it would be nice to spend the whole summer at one show or another, the hard truth is that these days many shows are not viable for a high end clothing brand due to the cost of attending and the change in customers buying habits. Twenty years ago before the internet took hold, the local country show would have been the main place to stock up your country clothing for the year, however it is now much more of a day out with the family.

The large agricultural, game and Equestrian shows remain as great events for both the public and ourselves. The biggest part of our customer base is from the Farming sector and during a busy farming summer, the County show is likely to be the only time that Farmers can be prized away from the huge work load facing them during the busy season. In recent years though as broadband finally reaches the more remote areas of the countryside it is apparent that internet shopping has been embraced and welcomed by the farming community which has made the pressure to stock up at the shows less important.It is really important though that customers can try on garments to find their size and fit for future purchases such as http://www.charleswall.co.uk/jacket-blazers-menswear

Overall we see this shift in shopping trends as a major opportunity for a small brand like Ratcatcher to become well known throughout the UK, Europe and then further afield. Our shows offer the perfect occasion to talk to old and potential new customers in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere where we can put across our message of real passion for what we do and the quality of our product. This type of relationship would be impossible for a brand purely using the web as a sales channel. It is then our hope that our customers will both continue to buy from us on line or over the phone for the remainder of the year, but also recommend us to their friends which is the best possible way to grow our country clothing brand.

This is our provisional list which may expand a little!

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From To month show

11

12

April BASC Catton Park

6

10

May Badminton Horse Trials

21

23

May Devon County

27

30

May Royal Bath and West

11

13

June South of England

18

21

June Royal Highland Edinburgh

1

2

July Royal Norfolk Norwich

3

5

July Scottish Game Fair Perth

14

16

July Gt Yorkshire Harrogate

31

2

July CLA Harewood Leeds

29

31

Aug Fenlands Cambridge

4

6

A/Sep Chatsworth game fair

3

6

Sep Burghley HT  Stamford

19

20

Sep Midland Game Telford

3

4

Oct South of England Crawley