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Who Visits?

The Stone Show attracts thousands of visitors from the natural stone industry, from stonemasons, wholesalers, quarry operators and retailers, to architects, interior designers, conservationists, contractors and developers.

These key decision-makers represent the UK stone industry and the customers that it provides for. They promote and demonstrate the strength of the natural stone industry within construction, hard landscaping, interior design and conservation.

The Stone Show has established a core visitor profile which will be enhanced by Hard Surfaces, widening the visitor profile and offering further opportunity to promote the use of natural stone. 

Visitor highlights from the last show include:

  • 8 of the top 10 UK architectural & design practices and 25 from the top 50
  • Leading UK building consultancies, contractors and house builders
  • Buyers from top retailers, distributors and major hotel chains

Architectural & design practices

  • Allies & Morrison
  • Atkins
  • BDP
  • Broadway Malyan
  • Capital Symonds
  • Donald Insall Associates
  • Eric Parry Architects
  • Feilden + Mawson
  • 3D Reid
  • Foster + Partners
  • Gensler
  • Jestico + Whiles
  • Kohn Pedersen Fox
  • Make
  • Nicholas Hare Architects
  • Pascall + Watson Architects
  • Purcell Miller Tritton
  • RMJM
  • Rolfe Judd
  • Saha Hadid Architects
  • Sidell Gibson Architects
  • Squire and Partners
  • Swanke Hayden Connell
  • TP Bennett
  • Wilkinson Eyre

Building consultancies, contractors & build firms

  • Ardmore Construction
  • Arup
  • Balfour Beatty
  • Broadgate Estates
  • Canary Wharf Group
  • Grosvenor
  • Quintain Estates
  • Jacobs
  • Kier
  • Persimmon Home
  • Redrow Homes
  • Sir Robert McAlpine
  • Taylor Wimpey
  • Weston Homes

Buyers from major retailers and hotel chains

  • Accor Hotels
  • B&Q
  • Fired Earth
  • Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
  • Harrods
  • Homebase
  • John Lewis Partnership
  • Radisson
  • Tile Giant
  • Topps Tiles
  • Tile Warehouse

Restoration, conservation and heritage specialists

  • Burghley House Preservation
  • Canterbury Cathedral
  • English Heritage
  • Historic Royal Palaces
  • Lincoln Cathedral
  • Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
  • The British Library
  • The National Trust
  • The Royal Parks
  • York Minster


Natural Stone Show visitor demographics

Hard Surfaces

The Stone Show will be complemented by Hard Surfaces, the event showcasing the latest products and trends in the fast-moving field of surface design. Hard Surfaces brings together the full production, design, specification and purchasing chain and is the only exhibition in the UK focusing exclusively on Hard Surfaces and directly related products and services. 

The show offers an attractive proposition for architects, designers, developers, fabricators, specialist contractors, installers and KBB outlets. 

  • I've seen how techniques and machinery have advanced in the stone trade, making life easier, more efficient and saving money on a project
    Show Visitor
  • The Natural Stone Show has been really exciting for us, we’ve met a lot of great people and had a lot of traffic on the stand, it has been a great setting for our official launch.
    Kelly Johnson
  • You can find everything!
    Show Visitor
  • The real highlight of the show has been seeing so many people come to see the new colours that we've introduced...we've pulled in incredible crowds with the new range.
    Simon Boocock
    CR Laurence of Europe



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