The organiser of West Sussex’s largest event for parents, expectant mothers and toddlers says she plans to hold another show in East Grinstead next year but in a bigger venue.
Since launching her events business with the first Me Baby and Toddler Show in East Grinstead three years ago, entrepreneur Kristine Judge has organised events in Croydon and is holding another on 3rd December in Tonbridge.
Kristine, who owns T4Toys in East Grinstead, says she organises the events to give small, local business a chance to exhibit at an event that is affordable. “There are other much larger events but they cost more than £1,000 to exhibit without taking into account the cost of exhibition stands.”
At The Me Baby and Toddler Show on 15th October visitors had the opportunity to look at everything from hammocks to high chairs and clothing to baby carriers. There were also breastfeeding products, lingerie, shoes, toys, bibs, books and buggies from 100 local companies. Just as important was be the opportunity to speak to and get tips from experts such as midwives, health visitors and the National Childbirth Trust.
As well as helping local people and businesses, MBT Show Founder Kristine Judge arranges for each event to support a local charity. This year, West Hoathly Beavers benefited from the event.