In light of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the organizers of Hillhead 2020 have announced that the show is to be postponed for 12 months.
Hillhead event director Richard Bradbury explained: ‘The health and safety of exhibitors, visitors, contractors and employees is our number one priority and with the peak of the epidemic predicted to coincide with the show in June, this would be severely compromised.
‘Therefore, following an extensive consultation process, the decision has been taken to delay the event by a year to allow market conditions to stabilize and to best support the construction and quarrying industry during this challenging period.’
Moreover, following industry consultation, the next edition of Plantworx, which was previously scheduled to take place in June 2021, will also be put back a year.
Rob Oliver, chief executive of the Construction Equipment Association, commented: ‘Whilst we are, of course, reluctant to change our plans for Plantworx 2021, these are unprecedented times.
‘In the interests of both our sets of exhibitors and the industry as a whole, we will shortly announce our new dates for the next Plantworx in June 2022 at our Peterborough home.’
The Hillhead team look forward to welcoming exhibitors and visitors back to Hillhead Quarry, Buxton, next year.