Tim's confident of show's continuing success

PUBLISHED: 11:35 16 January 2008 | UPDATED: 21:10 26 October 2009

Chamber of commerce chief executive Tim Hutchings is this year’s Hertfordshire County Show president

Chamber of commerce chief executive Tim Hutchings is this year's Hertfordshire County Show president

CHAMBER of commerce boss Tim Hutchings has an extra new role. He has been appointed this year s president of the Hertfordshire County Show. Mr Hutchings, chief executive of Herts Chamber of Commerce, said: This is a great honour. In recent years the Her

CHAMBER of commerce boss Tim Hutchings has an extra new role.

He has been appointed this year's president of the Hertfordshire County Show.

Mr Hutchings, chief executive of Herts Chamber of Commerce, said: "This is a great honour.

"In recent years the Hertfordshire County Show has become a real success story regularly attracting over 30,000 visitors.

"I am sure this trend will continue in 2008 and further demonstrate the breadth of Hertfordshire activities."

The Hertfordshire Show, which has a range of activities to suit the whole family and is sponsored by the WHT, is widely considered by regular traders to be one of the most "friendly" and professional county shows in the UK.

It attracts more than 300 trade stands, prize winning cattle, sheep, horses, international show jumping, together with countryside related demonstrations and displays.

Mr Hutchings added: "The show is a truly integral part of the community, its influence reaches far beyond the two day show.

"By working with schools and promoting Hertfordshire products it is becoming an increasingly important part of life in the county".

The show will be held on May 24 and 25 at the County Showground at Redbourn just 300 metres from the M1 Motorway.

Mr Hutchings said: "The catchment population, excluding London, within just 30 minutes drive of the showground is in excess of 750,000 people.

"We are fortunate to be located in an area of relatively high income and low unemployment and, in parallel with our increasing show reputation, our attendance numbers have increased steadily in recent years.

"The show really does provide a real family funday out, I am sure the upward trend will continue.

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