One of the best yet!
The ARB Show 2013 ... a great event for all
With a record number of exhibitors and over two thousand visitors, the 15th annual ARB Show has been heralded one of the best yet by organisers the Arboricultural Association.
Confirming the event’s standing as the country’s single and biggest show dedicated to all things Arb, the Arboricultural Association’s 15th annual trade fair has been justifiably hailed a resounding success. Visitor numbers were over 25 per cent up on 2012 with more than 2,100 attending over the two days, plus over 100 people who were at the Show to take part in demonstrations and competitions at the event.
“I’d like to thank all our exhibitors, sponsors, visitors and behind-the-scenes teams for their support and for making the ARB Show 2013 a truly successful event”, said Karen Martin, Chief Executive of the Arboricultural Association, speaking after the Show. “I hope everyone made good contacts and had an informative, valuable and worthwhile visit and that our highly valued exhibitors managed good business at the Show. I thank you all sincerely for your support and look forward to an equally successful event in 2014”, she concluded.
Sponsored by industry jobs noticeboard Arbjobs.com this year’s 3ATC UK OPEN attracted an impressive 48 enthusiastic entrants. In recent years the 3ATC (Arboricultural Association Arborist Tree Challenge) UK Open event has proved a popular visitor attraction at the ARB Show. The tree climbing challenge tests competitors’ skills and safety in a simulated work climb around one of the large and majestic Cedar trees on the edge of the showground. The 3ATC OPEN event is as its name implies, open to the three different categories of competitor, catering for all levels from the novice to the most experienced climber. The event always produces some friendly rivalry between competitors and this year was no exception. Prizes were generously provided by the 3ATC OPEN sponsor Arbjobs.com and each climber received an exclusive “I was Arb enough” t-shirt. The winners of each category were:
Premier Category: Martin Unwin : F.C.T* 12.05
Expert Category: Graham Bird : F.C.T* 1.44
Novice Category: Philip Veal : F.C.T* 5.24 (optimum Novice time 5.30)
* F.C.T : Final Climb Time after penalties and bonuses.
Premier Category competitors install access lines and climb from the ground up in to the tree. Expert and Novice competitors start their climb times from the top of the tree.
A full list of winners, runners-up and their prizes is available on the 3ATC website: www.3atc.com.
Dates and details of the 2014 ARB Show will be announced later this year. Keen to build on its success in 2013, the Arboricultural Association invites feedback from those who both did and did not attend the event. Let them know what you value most from the Show, what you do/don’t want to see and any comments you have: “The Show is for everyone working or with an interest in arb, and we want to ensure it’s delivering what they want. So let us know what we do well and what we don’t – help us to help you”, says Karen Martin, Chief Executive of the Association. Feedback and comments should be e-mailed to: email@example.com
2013 ARB Show photo gallery