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Record numbers attend our One Big Day events

Thank you to all those who came to our national events, The Big Event and One Big Days this summer. This year we reached our highest attendance figures ever - over 21,000 of you came to six events around the country!

Billy the bear at one big day

The Big Event and our regional One Big Day events bring together a wide range of cars, Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs), scooters and powered wheelchairs under one roof. Over the summer, these events were held in a series of locations, including Manchester, Exeter and Harrogate. For the first time, we held an event in Northern Ireland, The Big Event, Belfast!

Across the six events, we displayed 365 cars, 180 scooters and 120 WAVs!

To really get a feel of the vehicle, all events provided test drives for a range of cars, including those with adaptations and scooters. Over 1,400 test drives were taken over the six events, helping visitors to think about the right vehicle for them. The events gave visitors the opportunity to talk to dealers about their vehicle needs in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and Motability advisors were also on hand to provide information about the Motability Scheme and how it works.

One Big Days are a family-friendly event with many younger visitors enjoying the bouncy castle and meeting our mascot, Billy the Bear! Free hot and cold drinks were provided and there was also a chance to win an iPad mini in our prize draw.

We were pleased to get many positive comments from visitors, such as:


I would just like to congratulate you on a great show and let you know what a great day we had. The staff were very helpful and friendly even down to providing transport from the car park to the show. Inside the show was laid out very well and it was easy to get around. On entry we were given a good welcome even down to getting tokens for free drinks I would like to thank everyone who helped to make it a great success

Blair and Phyllis Shutt

Our One Big Day events are over for 2014, but no time to rest for us, we’ve already announced the date of our first 2015 event, The Big Event at EventCity, Manchester .

Look out for further news of the events, to be announced later this year. We hope to see you there.

In the meantime, don’t forget that many of our dealers also hold regular events and open days across the country. You can find the nearest event to you on our Events and Exhibitions section . Also check out our Facebook pageOpens in new window where you can find lots of information on future events and give us your feedback too.