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Are you exhibiting at Staffordshire County Show?

Friday, February 9th, 2024

Staffordshire County Show is a two-day agricultural show on the 31st of May and 1st June, based at the Staffordshire County Showground. The event hosts competitions for livestock & horses, over 400 trade stands, country pursuits area, Food Hall, local produce, crafts, activities, displays and performances.

If you are exhibiting at this show, why not enhance your trade stand with our range of indoor and outdoor event equipment?

We can offer weather protection with our exhibition trailers, but if a trailer isn’t for you, we hire out a range of equipment from 3mX3m mini marquees, parasols, picket fencing, to indoor and outdoor furniture and grey rola-trac flooring. We also hire out box trailers for storage and transporting goods to the show and a refrigeration trailer.

With the show being local to us, we can offer a self-drive hire rate on our trailer hire to keep costs down, meaning you can collect and return the trailer to our hire centre in Lichfield.

2-day event self-drive hire cost:

4m event trailer – £840 plus VAT

5m event trailer – £880 plus VAT

2-day event hire cost with delivery and collection:

4m event trailer – £1,540 plus VAT

5m event trailer – £1,690 plus VAT

All of our trailers can be connected to a 16amp electrical supply onsite, or we can provide silent generator hire.

If you would like us to send you any information or costs please give us a call on 01543 546474 or email

Scotplant 2024

Friday, February 2nd, 2024

Scotland’s largest construction equipment exhibition based at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh, will take place on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th April 2024. This is one of the first outdoor trade shows of the year for the construction industry, attended by thousands of construction trade professionals and over 200 exhibitors – from major global brands to local businesses.  It’s a great show for raising your profile on a national or regional level, to make an impression and be at the forefront of this industry.

If you’ve made the decision to exhibit at Scotplant, do you need an event trailer, hospitality unit hire or ideas for your exhibition stand?

TCM Trailers can help you maximise your return from this show with a wide range of exhibition trailers and hospitality trailers for hire, plus furniture, flooring and much more – whether your stand is indoors or outdoors.

Exhibition trailers are a great alternative to a marquee, as we know we can never rely on the weather. They provide a warm, secure base to promote your brand, draw visitors in and engage them with your products and services. Your exhibit is your visual identity at a trade show, so make sure it communicates your brand, your message, and your value proposition. We can supply you with trailer graphics, flags, café barriers, technology for presentations, plus a range of furniture, flooring and hospitality packages to suit your budget. 

Give us a call or email on 01543 546474 or info@tcmtrailers to discuss your stand at Scotplant!

Book now for 2024!

Friday, September 8th, 2023

We have limited availability for summer 2024 already, with repeat bookings flying in from regular clients, so if you need an exhibition trailer or hospitality unit for Cereals, Hillhead, Rail Live, Royal Highland Show, Road Transport Expo and more, get your act together NOW and give our friendly office team a call on 01543 546474!

Reviewing 2022 & looking forward to the year ahead

Monday, February 13th, 2023

With this time of year being relatively quiet for TCM, it gives us time to reflect on the previous year and look at the plans for the year ahead – which are looking very exciting.

2022 proved to be a great year following two turbulent years of event cancellations.  The industry didn’t know what to expect with changing habits, lack of confidence about whether shows would go ahead and escalating resource prices.  What followed amazed us with an extended show season and appetite for business growth in all sectors.

In February we completed a new custom-built trailer for Mowerland and delivered a health consultation unit for long term hire to University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust for a staff wellbeing unit.

Two of our major clients Eukanuba and Cornish Mutual confirmed regular roadshows throughout 2022 and we embarked on a pilot high street field marketing campaign for a Vegan brand Grubby and another in the South West for Truespeed Broadband.

Our fleet of Airstreams were deployed to the Eden Project in March to create a glamping village which has been renewed for another year.

The weather started to improve in April in time for the Tesla Owners Group in Farnborough and Blackpool Coach Rally.  May marks the start of the show season and with units at Pig and Poultry Stoneleigh, and Scotgrass in Dumfries, including the show organisers’ office.

June opened with a convoy of merchandising trailers delivered to Buckingham Palace for the Platinum Jubilee and our drivers got to see some wonderful sights, including Changing of the Guard.

One of the biggest challenges in our calendar is Hillhead Quarry near Buxton which is a heavy plant show taking place every other year and this year it clashed with several other major shows including Cereals and Royal Cornwall which meant that our entire fleet was deployed across the UK.  These shows are then immediately followed by Rail Live and the Royal Highland Show – although this presents a logistical strain on us a business, it’s a challenge we rise to.

With the team continuing to work long days and nights, we launched a major roadshow for new client BASF Pharmaceuticals at farms across the Great Britain at the same time as serving clients at the Royal Norfolk and Devon County Shows and Red Bull at the Alexandra Palace in London.

July marked the return to our high street campaigns with Virgin Media and another wave of shows including the Royal Welsh and Great Yorkshire Shows.  The relatively dry summer continued into August and we headed north to The Black Isle Show, Truckfest Edinburgh at the same time as Honiton in Devon, Zimfest Hertfordshire and then a cluster of our regular events in Shaftsbury, Chagford, Royal Welsh, Holsworthy and Malpash. We were also delighted to work with Castore including pop-up shops selling merchandise at Silverstone, and rounded August off at the cricket test venues of Southampton Ageas Bowl and Lords.

This would, in a normal year, signal the winding down of shows but 2022 was always going to buck this trend with pent up business demand resulting in a merchandising trailer for Redbull at the Hardline Snowdonia downhill mountain biking event, plus exhibition trailers at a variety of other major events including Carfest, Duxford Airshow, The Glamping Show Stoneleigh, No Dig Live Peterborough, Widdecombe Fair and the RWM at The NEC.

In September, Ragley Hall hosted one of our favourites – The APF Show, with a large number of event trailers hired by clients from the forestry sector closely followed by Tillage Live in Dunbar and the Northumbrian Water Kielder marathon.

The season ended in October at Brailsford Ploughing Match and our industry showcase event The Showman’s Show at Newbury.  We then set out for the Eden Project to return our Airstream fleet for winterisation and repairs.

Over the winter we focussed our attention of refurbishing our event trailer hire fleet, on design and build projects for a variety of clients and the restoration of another vintage Airstream Hattie which is set to join the fleet for the 2023 summer glamping season.   

In summary, 2022 exceeded our expectations as business returned with a bang and the event sector’s confidence continued to grow – and we are thrilled with the number of new and existing clients already in the diary for 2023, with most of June already fully booked!  We will keep you up to date so you can follow our journey throughout the year ahead (including some exciting news about trailers for the King’s Coronation events at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle).

Late availability for YAMS and the Doe Show

Tuesday, January 24th, 2023

We still have availability for YAMS and the Doe Show! From exhibition trailers to cost effective indoor stand furniture packages. We can provide a full event trailer hire service with delivery, collection and set up or you can hire on a self-drive basis if you have access to a towing vehicle. Give us a call on 01543 546474 to find out more and discuss the available options.

Secondhand trailer for sale

Friday, November 11th, 2022

We have a 4.3m ex-hire trailer for sale – great condition, useful storage and seating areas internally – all for £9,200 plus VAT ono. Call us on 01543 546474 for further details or to arrange a viewing.

Autumn availability

Friday, August 5th, 2022

We still have hospitality and event trailers for autumn shows including APF, Midlands Machinery and the Showman’s Show – so if you’re exhibiting, give us a call to find out prices and availability on 01543 546474.

Show season is upon us!

Friday, June 10th, 2022

We’re definitely being fueled by caffeine at the moment with the show season in full swing. We still have summer availability from mid July onwards so if you’re planning shows and events and need exhibition or hospitality trailer hire, give us a call on 01543 546474.

Late availability for Cereals 2022!

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

If you are planning to exhibit at Cereals 2022 we have late availability offers on exhibition and hospitality trailer hire. Call Anne at the TCM office on 01543 546474 to find out more!

Exhibiting at Scotplant?

Monday, February 28th, 2022

If you are planning to exhibit at Scotplant at the Royal Highland Centre Edinburgh on 22 & 23 April 2022 we still have exhibition and hospitality trailers available for hire. Call Anne at the TCM office on 01543 546474 for the latest availability and prices – and join Scotland’s biggest construction equipment trade event!