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GENERAL DISCUSSIONS => Member Connections and Introductions => Topic started by: jonny round boy on July 13, 2014, 01:21 PM

Title: UK Members - FOG/KFF Social at W14 Exhibition
Post by: jonny round boy on July 13, 2014, 01:21 PM
Some of you have already expressed an interest in having some sort of social meet at the W14 Exhibition (http://www.w14exhibition.com/) at the NEC, which runs from the 5th to the 8th October.

I'm also a member of the UK-based Kitchen Fitters' Forum (http://www.kitchenfittersforum.com/index.php). A small group of members get together every so often, and we're having another social on the Saturday evening before the show opens, and we're throwing the doors open to members of the FOG too!

It's very informal (I'm sorry, but drinking and swearing are pre-requisites - we are British after all!) and basically just a chance to meet up, have a nice meal, and chat about anything & everything. We then decend en-masse on the show the following day, some of us slightly worse for wear!!!

It's going to be at the Solihull (Hockley Heath, M42) Premier Inn (http://www.premierinn.com/en/checkHotel/SOLBAR/solihull-hockley-heath,-m42) on Saturday 4th October. The hotel is only a 10-15 minute drive from the NEC - not too far, but far enough so that the room prices aren't ridiculously high. We stayed there for a previous social (during the KBB show in February) and both the food and staff were great. Currently, saver rate rooms are available at a cost of £44, but this may go up nearer the time so it's best to book early.

We generally meet in the bar from around 4pm, then have a bit of a break about 6ish so people can get checked in, showered, changed, etc., then meet back in the restaurant about 7.

If anybody does want to join us, please feel free to do so, but please let me know in this thread so we have an idea of numbers for the restaurant.


Jonathan
Title: Re: UK Members - FOG/KFF Social at W14 Exhibition
Post by: jobsworth on July 15, 2014, 11:46 AM
JRB,

Im about 85% positive Ill make it. It will be nice seeing you and the others again.
Title: Re: UK Members - FOG/KFF Social at W14 Exhibition
Post by: jonny round boy on July 31, 2014, 04:46 AM
For those members that are going to W14, but are not attending the social on the Saturday evening:

It looks like I may be at the show for the duration, manning one of the stands (no, unfortunately NOT the Festool stand.. [sad]) so it would be great to say hi.

I can't say anything more yet as it's not 100% confirmed, but will let you know where you'll be able to find me nearer the time!
Title: Re: UK Members - FOG/KFF Social at W14 Exhibition
Post by: jmbfestool on July 31, 2014, 06:15 AM
I'll be going W14 but Not the  social event before sorry.

See you at W14
Title: Re: UK Members - FOG/KFF Social at W14 Exhibition
Post by: jimbouk on July 31, 2014, 06:55 AM
Im hoping to make the trip up from london work permitting. Be good to meet you all.
Title: Re: UK Members - FOG/KFF Social at W14 Exhibition
Post by: g1_lo on August 06, 2014, 05:48 AM
I'll be attending on the Tuesday, to look at the Timber Expo too  [eek]
Title: Re: UK Members - FOG/KFF Social at W14 Exhibition
Post by: jobsworth on August 09, 2014, 04:43 AM
Well guys, Wont make the party but will make the show.More then likely a weekend day.
Title: Re: UK Members - FOG/KFF Social at W14 Exhibition
Post by: Roseland on August 09, 2014, 05:28 AM
I'm aiming to make it on the Sunday.

Do we have a plan on how to meet up - something like being at the Festool stand at 11am each day?

Andrew
Title: Re: UK Members - FOG/KFF Social at W14 Exhibition
Post by: jobsworth on August 13, 2014, 01:02 PM
I dunno when i it gets closer Ill let everyone know when Ill be there and set something up if anyone wants to meet up.
Title: Re: UK Members - FOG/KFF Social at W14 Exhibition
Post by: jonny round boy on August 20, 2014, 05:51 AM
UPDATE - Just had a phone call from my mate Cliff, confirming that his stand for W14 is definitely going ahead, so I'll be there for the whole duration of the show.

If anyone is making arrangements to meet up at any point, let me know and I'll come & meet you. Alternatively you'll be able to find me on the SpacePlug (http://space-plug.com/) stand (unless I've wandered off!).
Title: Re: UK Members - FOG/KFF Social at W14 Exhibition
Post by: Roseland on September 29, 2014, 02:53 PM
I'll be there on Sunday, and if any other UK FOGgers want to meet up, can I suggest 11:00 at the Festool stand?

Andrew
Title: Re: UK Members - FOG/KFF Social at W14 Exhibition
Post by: jonny round boy on September 29, 2014, 04:40 PM
Well, just a few days to go now. Andrew - just come to the Space Plug stand (stand 6D541) when you get there & introduce yourself.

I Haven't had any members saying they're coming to the social on the Saturday evening, but if you are please let me know.

Turns out I won't be there all week after all - I'll be there on the Sunday all day, and I'll be back on the Wednesday, but won't be there Monday/Tuesday unfortunately.
Title: Re: UK Members - FOG/KFF Social at W14 Exhibition
Post by: Tinker on September 29, 2014, 08:18 PM
Darn!  The pontoons on my mower just started leaking.  And i thought i would take a ride over there.  [unsure] Oh well, maybe next time
Tinker
Title: Re: UK Members - FOG/KFF Social at W14 Exhibition
Post by: John Bates on October 04, 2014, 05:53 PM
My plan to be there on Monday has been scuppered by a fuel injector failing so it may be a Tuesday or Wednesday visit for me, enjoy the social. Visit the CMT stand if you get the chance, tell Kevin I sent you.
Title: Re: UK Members - FOG/KFF Social at W14 Exhibition
Post by: jmbfestool on October 04, 2014, 05:59 PM
Me and Deansocial are going Tuesday
Title: Re: UK Members - FOG/KFF Social at W14 Exhibition
Post by: John Bates on October 04, 2014, 06:12 PM
I'll aim for Wednesday then. ;)
Title: Re: UK Members - FOG/KFF Social at W14 Exhibition
Post by: jmbfestool on October 04, 2014, 06:28 PM
I'll aim for Wednesday then. ;)

Haha

Me and Dean don't want to see any one any way we are happy together  [tongue]
Title: Re: UK Members - FOG/KFF Social at W14 Exhibition
Post by: Davej on October 05, 2014, 06:03 AM
I'll aim for Wednesday then. ;)

Haha

Me and Dean don't want to see any one any way we are happy together  [tongue]



Have you told Dean how you feel ?      [wink]
Title: Re: UK Members - FOG/KFF Social at W14 Exhibition
Post by: jmbfestool on October 05, 2014, 06:23 AM
I'll aim for Wednesday then. ;)

Haha

Me and Dean don't want to see any one any way we are happy together  [tongue]



Have you told Dean how you feel ?      [wink]

Dean the one who said it  [scared]
Title: Re: UK Members - FOG/KFF Social at W14 Exhibition
Post by: jonny round boy on October 06, 2014, 05:11 PM
Change of plan (again!) - I am here all week after all! The show is going really well for Space-Plug, and we've genuinely been one of the busiest stands here, hence me staying on.

Come and say hello if you're visiting. Already seen a couple of FOGgers in the last two days. We're on stand 6D541, next to the Salice stand.
Title: Re: UK Members - FOG/KFF Social at W14 Exhibition
Post by: andyman on October 06, 2014, 05:20 PM
Change of plan (again!) - I am here all week after all! The show is going really well for Space-Plug, and we've genuinely been one of the busiest stands here, hence me staying on.

Come and say hello if you're visiting. Already seen a couple of FOGgers in the last two days. We're on stand 6D541, next to the Salice stand.
Forgot all about you Jonnyroundboy would have popped over, then again we weren't planning on being there today either!
Title: Re: UK Members - FOG/KFF Social at W14 Exhibition
Post by: jonny round boy on October 11, 2014, 07:14 AM
Turns out Phil is a fan of Space-Plug!!!

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