By Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater | Sunday 12 March 2017
It's with a sharp sense of horror that I realise that it's only three weeks until the the UK's most interesting investing event, the UK Investor Show. Not that the show will be a horror - it'll be terrific - but I'm suddenly jolted into all the last minute things that need to be done on my part and, well, general horror.
Tom counts this as his 15th year of doing the show, which is true - he is the show, regardless of what the name of it actually is or who the putative owner thinks it is. The line-up of presenters and seminars is the results of months of agonising by Tom.
I showed up at t1ps.com for the sixth show and, like everyone else in the office, was put on bag stuffing duty. There were a lot more employees in those days and everyone got an hour shift throughout the work day.
The 10th show was the first called UK Investor Show and held at the Excel Centre. It probably reminded Tom of his first one, at the Methodist Hall in Westminster, as the entire thing was put together by Tom, Nigel Diver, and me.
For the 15th, now co-owned by the Wray family, there is no bag stuffiing for me: we have people for that. Even the delegate bags look great. There are more stands this year than ever before in the show's history, putting stands in corners we have never considered before.
But there is still much work to do. See you there in three weeks. (Only a few tickets are left - try getting one here.)
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