And the winner is…

26th June 2017

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Childcare Expo Manchester returned for its second outing at EventCity and with it we brought back our popular Star Product Award. We received a number of nominations leading up to the show ranging from catering services to educational resources providing our visitors with the opportunity to visit the stands and check them out for themselves. The votes have been counted (over 600 of them!) and we can announce that the winner of Childcare Expo Manchester 2017 Star Product Award goes to… Millwood Education with their Tufty Rug!

Here is what Millwood Education had to say when we told them the news…

“Millwood Education would like to thank all the people that voted for the Tufty Rug as their Star Product of Childcare Expo Manchester 2017.

The Tufty Rug is incredibly versatile, washable with an anti-slip backing. It is a great resource for any Nursery, Playgroup, Classroom and Childminding Setting, having endless uses including role play, reading corners and is ideal for creating different learning areas around the room.

The Tufty Rug is available in 8 different colours and 2 different sizes with a loop pile.” Ann Yates.

The runners up included two new exhibitors to Childcare Expo, DoUp4Ways and Taste ‘N’ Tell.

Alfred Munroe, Managing Director of DoUp4Ways commented,

“The star product award was a great opportunity for the consumer to actually see and hold our DoUp4Ways interactive cushion and make up their own minds about the innovative, uniqueness and quality of the product, which was clearly worthy of their vote. Furthermore, knowing the public voted for us and coming runners up, reaffirms that the DoUp4Ways interactive cushion is a great product.

Meeting a variety of consumers personally on the day helped us to gain invaluable marketing information about our product, particularly the large majority of the parents/professionals could see the solution to the problem that the DoUp4Ways interactive cushion helps with, for example developing hand/eye coordination, fine motor skills and helping to lead to independence in children and adults with additional needs.

The biggest area that was really capitalised upon at the show, is the message which got across that this product transfers into many different learning areas from nursery, schools right across to rehabilitation

Lastly, it is our pleasure and we are grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of this great event and coming runners in the star product award. This has given us the opportunity to place our award certificate on our website letting our customers know what a great product we have.

If you want any information on the DoUp4Ways interactive cushion why not visit our website” 

And finally, third place was awarded to Taste ‘N’ Tell for their innovative REAL systems. We caught up with Ronald Park following the show:

“We are delighted to have won runner up third place in the Childcare Star Product Awards 2017.

The Award was made more special as it was voted for by Childcare Professionals who attended the show. The Taste ‘n’ Tell REAL (Reading Eating and Learning) System is a unique, innovative way to teach children to sample and enjoy new healthy food while promoting communication, reading and learning the origins of food. The scientifically proven system uses a combination of food sampling, role model characters and rewards to provide a fun and multi-sensorial experience.

Thank-you for organising a wonderful show and giving us the opportunity to meet so many new and enthusiastic customers.”

We would like to thank all of our exhibitors who nominated a product or service along with the hundreds of visitors who took the time to vote for their favourite!

Click here to register for your free tickets to attend Childcare Expo Midlands on 29th & 30th September 2017.

Why attend Childcare Expo?

Join over 2,500 like-minded individuals from the early years sector who are dedicated to improving both practice and their childcare settings.

Attend educational seminars to credit your CPD

Meet the experts to have your questions answered

Receive fantastic onsite offers and discounts

Experience expert-led informative hands-on workshops

Network with peers and industry players

Pick up hundreds of new product ideas and services

And most of all, enjoy a great day out with your colleagues

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