Hillhead, the event for quarrying, construction and recycling, is set to expand in 2018. The 2016 event hosted a record 476 exhibitors and enjoyed a 7.1 per cent show-on-show increase in attendance with 18,601 visitors from 71 countries making the trip to Hillhead Quarry.

To meet future demand, the organisers will be extending the Registration Pavilion to accommodate additional indoor requests. Additional outdoor space will also be created by reconfiguring the Registration Demonstration Area at the top end of the site.

Hillhead’s event director, Richard Bradbury, said: “The appetite for the show continues to thrive, and we were oversubscribed in 2016. Frustratingly, we were unable to accommodate around 80 exhibitor requests. A combination of adding an additional bay to the Registration Pavilion and moving the registration area itself into an adjacent structure should meet indoor demand, whilst a redesign and expansion of the Registration Demo Area will allow us to showcase even more working plant and equipment outdoors in 2018 – a feature that is synonymous with Hillhead.”

The show will take place from June 26-28, 2018 at Tarmac’s Hillhead Quarry.