Ideal Home Show – Friday 14th March to Sunday 30th March 2014
The Ideal Home Show has been running for over 100 years and is the biggest exhibition in the UK. We have been informed that this is the last show at Earls Court Exhibition Centre in this 1930′s iconic art deco exhibition hall, as it is due for demolition this year. Every single square metre of the hall is packed with the latest items for your home. It is a splendid day out and it is our showcase event where you are able to see our full range of BarbeSkew’s at first hand and have them demonstrated to you in person.
Southern Home Show – Alexandra Palace – Friday 31st January to Sunday 2nd February 2014
Welcome to our first show of 2014. The Southern Home Show is being held at Alexandra Palace at the end of January and is your chance to get an early season bargain on your BarbeSkew. We have a fantastic stand and are able to demonstrate the full range of BarbeSkew models.
Visit the Northern Home Building website at http://www.southernhomeshow.co.uk/
Ideal Home Show at Christmas – Wed 13th November to Sun 17th November 2013
This is our last show of the year and is a great show – you can usually take in treats like performances from the Jersey Boys and other West End musicals. Of course with it being the very end of the season then you can get the best offers from BarbeSkew too! If you’d like a pair of free tickets then please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01273 542382.
The Northern Home Building and Renovating Show – Friday 1st November to Sunday 3rd November 2013
This is our penultimate show this year and is held at the Harrogate International Centre. There will be some fantastic end of season deals at the show – we don’t want to hold any stock over the winter!
Visit the Northern Home Building website at http://harrogate.homebuildingshow.co.uk/en/default.aspx
Bristol Home, Food and Drink Festival – Saturday 26th October and Sunday 27th October
There’s an extra benefit to visiting the Bristol Home, Food and Drink Festival – Ed will be doing a talk on how he set up BarbeSkew – appearing on Dragons’ Den and then taking questions from the audience. So if you’ve got questions for Ed and want to hear the full story of BarbeSkew then pop along on the Saturday or Sunday to this excellent show.
Visit the Bristol Home, Food and Drink Festival website at http://homeandfoodfestival.co.uk/
Grand Designs – NEC Birmingham – Friday 4th October to Sunday 6th October 2013
Grand Designs at the NEC is a great show packed full of ideas and inspiration for your home and garden. BarbeSkew have a fantastic stand in the garden section and if you would like free tickets then just give us a call and we can either send them before the show or pass you the tickets at the gate of the show.
National Homebuilding Show (Olympia) – Friday 27th to Sunday 29th September 2013
If you are making improvements to your home then this is the ultimate practical exhibition to come through to! And let’s face it, if you’re spending £10k-100k improving your home then what’s a few hundred on the best barbecue ever invented by man!
Royal Berkshire Show – Saturday 21st to Sunday 22nd September
This is our fifth year at the Royal Berkshire Show. The weather is looking good this weekend. The Royal Berkshire is one of the premier shows in the south. It is held at the Newbury Showground just off the M4. We’re excited because it’s our last outdoor show this year!
Visit the Royal Berkshire Show website at http://www.newburyshowground.co.uk/index.html
Midland Game Fair – 14th and 15th September 2013
The Midland Game Fair attracted 86,000 visitors last year. It is held at Weston Park near Telford. This is our penultimate outdoor show this year with the Royal Berkshire being the last outdoor show next weekend.
Visit the Midland Game Fair website at http://www.countrymanfairs.co.uk/midland-game-fair
Sandringham Game & Country Fair – 7th and 8th September 2013
We’ve come to see the Queen at Sandringham but have found out she’s going to the Highland Games near Balmoral! It’s a beautiful weekend and this is a great fun day out for all the family. There are some fantastic end of season BarbeSkew offers at this show, so come and bag a special end of season deal!
Visit the Sandringham Game Fair website at http://www.livingheritagecountryshows.co.uk/show/sandringham-game-country-fair/48.php
Chatsworth Country Fair – Friday 30th August to Sunday 1st September
Chatsworth House is a beautiful setting for this show which has the Red Arrows as its highlight. Last year we had a hot air balloon drift just over a metre over the top of the BarbeSkew gazebo! So come and see the BarbeSkew team at this beautiful location – you won’t be disappointed!
Edenbridge & Oxted Agricultural Show – Sunday 25th August & Bank Holiday Monday 26th August
We love this show! It’s a two day show on the Sunday and Monday of the last bank holiday of the year. It’s your chance to bag an end of season special offer on the BarbeSkew range – you may still be able to get a couple of months use out of it this year! We’ve just had our last set of stock for this year come in so come and bag an end of season bargain!
Holkham Country Fair – Saturday 27th July – Sunday 28th July
We’re looking forward to the Holkham Country Show. It’s in on the north Norfolk coast and looks like it’s going to be a big show! Come and see the BarbeSkew team carry out their demonstrations at the show!
Visit the Holkham Country Fair website at http://www.holkhamcountryfair.com/
CLA Game Fair – Friday 19th July to Sunday 21st July
THE CLA Game Fair is our biggest fair each year with over 150,000 visitors. This year it is held at Ragley Hall near Warwick. We have 2 sets of tickets to give away free for people that would like to come and see the BarbeSkew. Email us at email@example.com – first come first served!
Visit the CLA website at www.gamefair.co.uk
Northern Home Show – Friday 14th June – Sunday 16th June 2013
As part of our Northern Tour we’re stopping off in Manchester for the Northern Home Show. This show has been created by the people who started the National Home Improvement Show and many people have said they think it’s one of the best shows they’ve attended. After Manchester we go down to the Cheshire County Show followed by the Royal Highland Show so we’ll be feeling very northern for a couple of weeks!
South of England Show – Thursday 6th June – Saturday 8th June 2013
We’ve just come back from the Royal Bath & West Show where a returned gentleman with his wife (and a double barrelled surname) declared: I’ve been coming to the Royal Bath & West Show for 25 years. I’m never coming again because there was nothing that interested me but BarbeSkew saved the day because this is the most inventive item at the whole show. So come and visit us at the South of England Show to see our demonstration and find out for yourself why the BarbeSkew is so inventive!
Surrey County Show – Monday 27th May 2013
The Surrey County Show takes place on the last bank holiday Monday in May and is a fantastic show with many interesting exhibitors. The BarbeSkew team will be present demonstrating all their models of BarbeSkew offering you some fantastic show deals!
Foodies Festival – Tatton Park – Friday 17th May to Sunday 19th May 2013
Meet us this weekend at the Foodies Festival at Tatton Park. We’re in a big tent so it doesn’t matter if it rains!
If you would like free tickets for this event then please ring us on 01273 542382.
Grand Designs London Excel – Saturday 4th May to Sunday 12th May 2013
This is one of our main exhibitions of the year. This 9 day exhibition will give you ideas and inspirations for both inside and outside your house. For free tickets to this event please contact us via our website.
East Anglian Game Fair – Saturday 27th April and Sunday 28th April 2013
This is our first major outdoor show of the year. The show runs on Saturday 27th April and Sunday 28th April 2013.
It looks like it’s going to be a super sunny weekend which should help make this one of the best shows to visit!
Visit their website at www.ukgamefair.co.uk
All About Gardening – Newark Friday 19th April to Sunday 21st April 2013
This show takes place at the Newark Showground just off the A1. The show runs from Friday 19th April to Sunday 21st April 2013 and there is an All About Dogs Show at the same time so feel free to bring your dog with you! Just the right time of year to buy your new BarbeSkew!
All About Gardening – Newbury 12th April to 14th April 2013
This show takes place at the Newbury Showground just off the M4. This is our first outdoor exhibition this year! The show runs from Friday 12th April to Sunday 14th April 2013 and there is an All About Dogs Show at the same time so feel free to bring your dog with you! All models of BarbeSkew will be demonstrated at the show.
Ideal Home Show 15th March – 1st April 2013
This is the last Ideal Home Show at Earls Court in London before it is knocked down for a housing development. Come and see the upgraded models of the BarbeSkew at our busiest exhibition of the year! The show runs from Friday 15th March to Easter Monday 1st April with late night shopping on Thursday 21st/28th till 9pm.
Etc Gardens & Homes Brighton Centre 2nd-3rd March 2013
BarbeSkew launch their 2013 shows in their home town of Brighton at the Etc Gardens and Homes Show at the Brighton Centre on Saturday 2nd March and Sunday 3rd March 2013. Come and see the new enhanced BarbeSkew team with the new 2013 BarbeSkew models on show!
The Royal Berkshire Show 17th, 18th September 2011
It is nearly the end of summer, there are only a few more chances for you to see Ed and the team. The Royal County of Berkshire Show is one for the biggest. More importantly it is the last outdoors show, so it is the last chance for Ed to light-up the BarbeSkews and offer visitors a taste of the local produce, cooked by his own fair hands. When you find out what barbecued food should taste like you will be tempted to invest in a barbecue for next summer.
So before Ed curls up into a ball after a very busy summer and hibernates, you had better take your last chance! Click on the logo or their website link here for full details of the show.
Chatsworth Country Fair Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th September
BarbeSkew and the Red Arrows will be visiting one of England’s finest country houses. Sounds like a great mix of traditional and modern. Enjoy the spectacular gardens and a fascinating list of events and exhibits to see.
The Red Arrows are only visiting on Friday and Sunday, but Ed and the team will be there all weekend. To get more details click here (or on the logo) for the Chatsworth Country Fair website.
Oxfordshire County and Thame Show July 30th
The Oxfordshire County and Thame Show describes itself as ‘The Greatest One Day Agricultural Show in the country’. The day is July 30th, the venue is the showground just off the A4129 Kingsey Road in Thame and the opportunity is to see the whole range of BarbeSkews up close and to ask the inventor what makes them so special.
Ed goes back ‘ome to Great Yorkshire Show
From 12th to 14th July, Great Yorkshire Showground near Harrogate hosts the Great Yorkshire Show. The full range of BarbeSkews, Ed and the team and the many attractions that the show has to offer – it is the place to be.
Full details on their website.
Kent County Show 15th to 17th July
For 3 days at the Kent County Agricultural Showground near Maidstone.
Royal Welsh Show 18th to 21st July 2011
The Royal Welsh Showground at Llanelwedd, is the venue for the 4 day The Royal Welsh Show. What better place to see the BarbeSkew range and sing its praises! Say hello to Ed and the team. You can bet that Ed will have found some great welsh sausages etc there and will be expertly barbeskewing them for you to taste.
There are many other attractions there to see, including Titan the comedic robot who toured with JLS over New Year (I kid you not) and Meirion Owen and his sheepdogs rounding up the Quack Pack.
Click on the logo or here for details from their website.
The New Forest Show – July 26th to 28th
The New Forest & Hampshire County Show will be at The Showground, New Park, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7QH for the 3 days from July 26th to 28th. Join Ed and the team there, see the whole BarbeSkew range and maybe you can twist Ed’s arm and gt home to cook some of the local produce on the BarbeSkew to taste it at its best.
BarbeSkew is visiting the CLA Gamefair at Blenheim Palace July 22nd to 24th
The delights of Oxfordshire, one of the best country houses and parks in the country and the whole range of BarbeSkews to see. Describing itself as the “World’s Leading Country Sport Event”, the show hosts the UK’s biggest and best shooting and fishing shows as well as the most comprehensive gundog and falconry exhibitions alongside every other aspect of countryside activities and interests such as ferreting, gamekeeping, Estate Management, Forestry and Woodland, hounds and hunting.
Please click on the logo to see the full details from their website.
Grillstock – the BBQ Festival – 2nd/ 3rd July
Come along to Bristol Harbourside, to the U.K’s biggest BBQ Festival. There will be lots of music, two well stocked bars and free children’s entertainment, amongst many other events and exhibitions. There is also a US-style barbecue competition.
We’re sure Ed should win it, but go and give him your support, see the BarbeSkews where you can compare them with them other ones and enjoy a good day out.
Full details at the Grillstock website.
Royal Highland Show 23rd-26th June
North of the border beckons. Just outside Edinburgh Airport is place for 4 days for “an eclectic mix of the expected and unexpected that keeps the thousands who flock here each year coming back year after year.”
Ed wants to know if you can BarbeSkew a haggis, but he is not a good shot and hasn’t managed to bag one yet.
Royal Norfolk Show – 29th/ 30th June
Norfolk Showground is the venue for the 2 day Royal Norfolk show starting on 29th June. It claims to be the largest two-day agricultural show in the country, and offers the chance to sample some of Norfolk’s finest produce. What better way to taste some of it than cooked on a BarbeSkew. Meet Ed and the team, see the range of BarbeSkews and maybe taste a sample cooked by the BarbeSkew guru himself!
The Cheshire County Show
At Tabley near Knutsford on 21st and 22nd June, the Cheshire County Show gets Ed and the team on the road again. Charcoal and gas barbecues all on display, demonstrations and maybe even a taste of some local produce cooked to perfection.
Details of the shows can be found at the Cheshire Show website.
The Three Counties Show
Malvern is the place for another show and another chance to see the BarbeSkew range of charcoal and gas barbecues. The show runs from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th June. That gives you three days to meet Ed and, if he follows his usual habit, try some of the best locally produced sausages and burgers, cooked by the team.
Full details of everything at the show, as always, from the show website.
The South of England Show
Closer to home for the BarbeSkew team, the South of England Show at Ardingly, Haywards Heath, West Sussex from 9th to 11th June. The whole BarbeSkew range and a whole range of things to see and do.
Get all the details from the SOES website.
The Royal Bath and West Show
The Royal Bath and West Show takes place near Shepton Mallet in Somerset over the Spring half term from the 1st to the 4th of June. The BarbeSkew team will be there for you to see the whole range and probably sample the produce.
Other highlights of the show include: Ladies Day, on Friday 3 June, the country’s biggest cheese show, a celebration of cider featuring the biggest cider competition in the country and the Imagineering Fair where children will also be able to explore the creative possibilities of science, engineering and technology.
Food, drink and technology, definitely the right place to see a BarbeSkew!
All details at the Bath and West website.
Surrey Country Show, Spring Bank Holiday Monday 30th May 2011 at Stoke Park, Guildford
Enjoy a sunny (hopefully) Bank Holiday Monday at the Surrey County Show and meet Ed and the team and more importantly see the BarbeSkew in action. All models will be there and you may even get to taste the results; Ed can’t resist buying some sausages and burgers to show what well cooked barbecue food should be like.
Stoke Park is on the north side of the centre of Guildford, less than 15 minute walk or a short bus ride. Get more information from the www.surreycountyshow.co.uk.
Hertfordshire County Show 28th to 29th May
Three days in the south-east start with 2 days in Redbourn, Hertfordshire. The Hertfordshire County Show is just 300m from Junction 9 of the M1.
Come and see Ed and the team, try some BarbeSkewed food and be so impressed you place an order. If you need a little time to think about it, we will be at the Surrey County Show the next day.
Click on the link here for more details of the Hertfordshire County Show.
Devon County Show 19th to 21st May
Go West Young BarbeSkewers!
Ed and the team will be at the Devon County Show at Westpoint Exhibition Centre near Exeter from 19th to 21st May. See the BarbeSkew in action, try the food, then treat yourself to the best rotisserie barbecue around.
Full details of the show can be found at the show website.
BarbeSkew Demonstrations Easter Saturday at Burford Garden Company
Easter Saturday, St. George’s Day and a range of rotisserie barbecues – what a great mix! On Saturday 23rd April, Ed ‘BarbeSkew King’ Wray will be at the Burford Garden Centre, giving demonstrations and barbecuing advice.
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Balmoral Show 11th to 13th May 2011
Regrettably, we have had to cancel our trip to Kings Hall, North Belfast. However we do have 3 dealers in Ulster where you can see BarbeSkews.
Grand Designs Live
The BarbeSkew team UK tour moves on to the Grand Designs Live show at Excel, London from 30th April to 8th May 2011. See our stylish BBQs in this place that appreciates great design and maybe ask Kevin if he likes BarbeSkewing.
Full details at their website.
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BarbeSkew Weekend at Coletta and Tyson Garden Centre
This weekend 9th and 10th April 2011, Coletta and Tyson Garden Centre, Woodmansey, Beverley are holding a BarbeSkew weekend with free tasters, demonstrations of the BarbeSkew in action between 10.30 and 4.30. For bargain hunters there is a 10% discount on BarbeSkews this weekend only.
Full details can be found at Coletta’s BarbeSkew Weekend website.
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See BarbeSkew at East Anglian Game & Country Fair
See us at the East Anglian Game & Country Fair, which is at the Norfolk Showground, Norwich on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th April 2011.
Full details can be found on their website: East Anglian Game & Country Fair.
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See BarbeSkew at the Ideal Home Show, Earls Court, 11th to 27th March 2011
Ideal Home Show 2011 – March 11th-27th Earls Court London
BarbeSkew has decided this year for the first time to exhibit at The Ideal Homes Show in March 2011.
The Ideal Home Show is Britain’s biggest and longest running event, boasting a massive 250,000 visitors in attendance at each show.
We will be displaying all three models of the BarbeSkew, as shown below, and performing demonstrations on how easy it is to cook on the BarbeSkew, and
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See BarbeSkew at Grand Designs Live 2010
The BarbeSkew Team will be at the Grand Designs Live Show 2010 from 8th to 10th October at the NEC.
For full details please see the show’s website.
See BarbeSkew at The National Home Improvement Show
The National Home Improvement Show
1st to 3rd October 2010 – Earls Court, London
For full details see their website.
BarbeSkew demonstrations at the Royal Berskshire Show 18th/ 19th September
See us at the Royal Berkshire Show at the Newbury Showground on 18th/ 19th September.
BarbeSkew visits Downtown Garden Centre on Sunday 8th August
See a demonstration of the BarbeSkew in action by the BarbeSkew inventor at Downtown Garnden Centre near Grantham, Lincolnshire on Sunday 8th August.
For map and more inforamtion about Downtown see: http://www.oldrids.co.uk/
Strategic Quality Alliance
BarbeSkew Company Limited has formed a strategic quality alliance with RKS Laboratories Limited to cover all aspects of quality. RKS Laboratories is a UKAS accredited facility meeting the requirements of ISO 17025:2005 and has been providing advice and guidance to companies for over 50 years on testing, certification and development.
Tim Robinson, the Technical Director of RKS Laboratories, said “Our alliance with BarbeSkew will ensure that the product not only meets the latest quality standards, but exceeds these standards, and with the two companies working together, we aim to make the BarbeSkew one of the highest quality barbecues in the world.
Harrods to sell BarbeSkew!
The BarbeSkew – the “must have” accessory for summer 2008 and Euro 2008 – will be for sale at Harrods.
Harrods are the latest retailer to confirm they will stock the BarbeSkew – the world’s first hands-free barbecue – and will feature it at their Barbecue Event Days.
The Harrods buyer stated “I like the BarbeSkew because it is not just another boring old grill. It is different from everything else that’s on the market and I think it represents an exciting new line of barbecues.”
Ed Wray, the Managing Director of BarbeSkew, said “Harrods are a world class retailer and so we are delighted they are participating in the BarbeSkew Revolution”
BarbeSkew goes Green!
The BarbeSkew team have just returned from exhibiting at the 8th European DIY Retailers Annual Conference in Berlin where some of Europe’s leading DIY retailers including Kingfisher (B&Q), OBI (Germany) and Silvan (Denmark) presented “Sustainability and Energy Efficiency – Strategies for Success in the DIY Sector of Tomorrow”.
In line with this, BarbeSkew Company Limited are pleased to announce that from this point, the wood in the skewers will be sourced from FSC (Forest Sustainability Council) sources. The MD of BarbeSkew, Ed Wray, said “New consumer values demand new solutions and so I am proud the BarbeSkew is leading the field”.
Barbeskew named best product at GLEE 2007
BARBESKEW WINS BEST NEW PRODUCT AWARD
Industry recognised award for the World’s First Hands-Free Barbecue
BarbeSkew, the World’s First Hands-Free Barbecue, has been voted best new product at GLEE, one of Europe’s largest trade events for garden, pet and leisure.
Ed Wray, BarbeSkew’s Managing Director, says: “I am simply over the moon. This has been the perfect start to GLEE. The fact that this is an industry recognised award is a massive boost for what I believe is a product which will revolutionise the way people barbecue food in the future.”
The BarbeSkew, which cooks food to perfection, is a new design that makes barbecuing easier and safer than ever before. The days of black sausages with pink middles are over!
The BarbeSkew – which takes it name from BARBEcue and SKEWer – combines the traditional bbq with a spit roast. Instead of a grill above the flames, the BarbeSkew automatically slowly rotates the food on skewers ensuring it is cooked thoroughly but making sure it doesn’t burn. Larger produce such as fish and burgers can be cooked too by placing them in a rotating cages.
The BarbeSkew is the brainchild of entrepreneur Ed Wray who spotted a niche in the market while eating barbecued food at a party. Ed was motivated to design the BarbeSkew as he was fed up of eating badly prepared barbecued food. He says: “On a traditional barbecue, the food is placed on the grill – it burns. It is turned over – it burns. And then it is taken off the grill – uncooked. And what are you left with? Burnt uncooked food.” He continues: “The BarbeSkew not only prepares food properly but the chef can have a drink and chat to guests without worrying about constantly turning food over. And you can cook food in all weathers by closing the lid.”
The BarbeSkew has some brilliant features including:
* a charcoal tray that raises and lowers using a handle that gives fantastic heat control
* nine small kebab skewers and three large ones
* a chrome cage in which to cook fish or steaks to perfection
* an easy-clean removable charcoal / fat tray. It’s never been easier to clean your barbecue.
BarbeSkew wins HSBC Start-Up Stars Southern Region Award
The HSBC Start-Up Stars Awards is one of the UK’s most highly-coveted small business awards. Held annually since 2000, it recognises fledgling businesses with an inspiring blend of creativity, determination and business acumen.
Over 1500 entries were registered this year with BarbeSkew Company Limited winning the Southern Region Award.
Ed says “With BarbeSkew heading towards being an international brand, it is just fantastic that the HSBC have seen the product and liked it, and this means BarbeSkew will receive tremendous promotion through the HSBC network and also through their sponsors The Daily Express and Sky News.
For more details of the awards see www.startupstars.hsbc.co.uk