Newark Showground looks forward to third Midlands Machinery Show

ORGANISERS at Newark Showground are once again looking forward to the Midlands Machinery Show this November as they prepare to host a series of new product launches and technical seminars from hundreds of exhibitors. 

The two day show will take place on 23 and 24 November. Now in its third year the show is rapidly gaining a reputation for being an intimate event where visitors can see the latest technology launches in the agricultural industry.

Organised by the Newark and Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society, the show prides itself on being a platform for small to medium-sized agricultural businesses to showcase their diverse range of machinery and innovation to those who work and have an interest in agriculture.

George Taylor, show manager, said: “After launching the show two years ago, we are pleased to now be entering our third year and showcasing some of the newest and best machinery for modern farming methods.

“The event is increasingly attracting thousands of visitors from across the country. We’ve had a tremendous amount of positive feedback about the show and we pride ourselves on our ability to attract the big name brands in the agricultural industry while also maintaining that important sense of intimacy.”

As well as attracting around 300 exhibitors, the Midlands Machinery Show holds seminars on a number of topics ranging from renewable water and its use in farming, the impact of climate change on the industry and also free legal advice for businesses.

eorge added: “Due to last year’s popularity we will run another programme of technical seminars run by industry experts throughout the duration of the show. Visit our website to keep on top of all the opportunities at the show.”

Gavin Pell, the Managing Director of one of the shows regular exhibitors Chandlers Ltd said: “We were very pleased to see the excellent turn-out of the local farmers supporting the growing Midlands Machinery Show. The organisers created a good layout, at a sensible time of year, and it has been enthusiastically embraced by the farmers who want to be able to speak with the local dealers and manufacturers’ personnel - which is not possible at the larger national shows.

“We are really looking forward to exhibiting at the 3rd running of the show this autumn.”

Indoor and outdoor exhibition space is now available to book and organisers are encouraging exhibitors to secure their place early to avoid disappointment.

Visitor entry and parking is free. Exhibitor space will remain available until the close of booking for the catalogue on 31 October 2016. 

For more exhibitor information and to book space please email or visit the show’s website

To find out more about sponsorship opportunities visit

For regular show updates please follow the show on Twitter @Midsmachinery16 or join the conversation at #MMS2016


For more information please contact Isabel Dunmore or Lizzie Hubbard at Cartwright Communications on 0115 853 2110.


About Midlands Machinery Show:

The Midlands Machinery Show is now in its third year and is a key event in the business calendar for agricultural businesses in the Midlands and further afield. It features the newest and best of machinery for modern farming methods, attracting both traders/manufacturers and buyers. The show is an up and coming event which is well-known for its intimate feel.

The Midlands Machinery Show takes place on Wednesday 23 November and Thursday 24 November and is open to visitors between 8am and 4pm on both days and is free to attend.

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The Witham Group will be exhibiting at the Midlands Machinery Show on the 22nd and 23rd November (Stand No. GSEH 20) and hoping to repeat the success they had in 2016 when they won the prize for Best Stand.

 Witham have been attending the event for many years, showcasing its range of lubricants and paints for the agricultural industry.

 Here are just a few of the new products that will be on the Witham stand this year:

 Qualube Masterfleet – new and improved

 The oil market is becoming increasingly complex.  The introduction of the latest generation of Euro engines to meet EU emissions and the ever increasing requirements of individual manufacturers mean the choice of engine oils is vast and varied.

 Customers are therefore often forced to purchase multiple products meeting different specifications to satisfy warranties, even though many of these are actually the same viscosity grade.

 The Witham Group has always sought to simplify and rationalise the choice of lubricants to customers and eliminate confusion without compromising either quality or warranty suitability.   We have therefore developed a universal engine oil that can be used in a variety of vehicles – perfect for customers who operate mixed fleets.

 The benefits of Qualube Masterfleet:

  • A universal product that will cover over 95% of all heavy duty diesel applications.
  • Approved to meet a wide variety of manufacturer specifications.
  • Eliminate the potential of the wrong lubricant being used in the wrong application.  One product, no mistakes.
  • Reduce purchasing costs.  Buy one lubricant instead of multiple products in uneconomic pack sizes
  • Simplifies internal purchasing.
  • Priced to ensure switching is not prohibitive.

Prolan – our award winning protective lubricant range

Witham’s Prolan lubricants are high performance corrosion inhibitors for metal and wood surfaces and electrical components. With natural lanolin as the main ingredient, the moisture repelling properties create a long lasting protective barrier in the most corrosive environments whilst providing an environmentally friendly solution.

The product range has won various awards this year, including two innovation awards at LAMMA 2017.   The Witham Group won the IAgrE Ivel Award for best environmental innovation and was crowned the overall winner of the Innovation Awards by LAMMA.  The Prolan range also won best new product at the Lincolnshire Show in June.

Prolan is completely natural, non-toxic and non-carcinogenic and so surpasses other petrochemical products as a safer, environmentally sustainable alternative.  It is also NSF certified and approved as a “food-grade lubricant” so can be used to protect machinery in sensitive environments such as dairy farms and suppliers of food chain produce.

Agriculture can be hard on machinery and constant protection is required from exposure to fertilizer, manure, pesticides and weather.  Prolan provides long-lasting protection for farm equipment, keeping it lubricated to prevent breakdowns. It has been proven to extend the longevity of farm machinery and enhance resale value.

Lubricants and greases are so widely used in the agricultural world and this new product offers a more sustainable alternative, without the usual harmful chemicals, that also performs with outstanding results.

The benefits of Prolan:

  • Protects and extends life of valuable agricultural equipment
  • Long lasting protection saving time on multiple reapplications
  • NSF approved as safe to use in food processing
  • 100% natural and operator safe
  • Unique, lanolin based formula, easy to apply

WOCO Barn Paint

WOCO Barn Paint is perfect for farmers or home owners who want to protect and revive outbuildings including sheds, barns and garages.  This remarkable paint product is water based, very durable and quick drying.  It is also non-toxic and therefore better for the environment and safe to use around people and animals.

It is available in a stylish palette of 6 colours inspired by the wooden clad buildings found in the Suffolk and Norfolk coastal regions.  The range is ideal for trade decorators or anyone wishing to upgrade their homes with a new facelift. 

WOCO Barn Paint offers tough durable protection against water to prevent rotting and mould.  It can be used on a variety of materials including wood, metal, concrete, plastic to protect against outdoor elements, sun damage and fading.

Easy to apply with a brush or roller, the paint is made from acrylic resin which is flexible against the underlying material to resist flaking and blistering and provide long lasting colour protection.

Witham Group MD, Nigel R Bottom commented: “We developed this new range in response to the growing demand for a good quality, long lasting paint for external buildings.  Now we’re finding that some of our agricultural customers are not only using our WOCO Paint Barn to protect their farm buildings, but also to update their homes.”

WOCO Barn Paint can be applied straight onto previously painted surfaces such as weathered bitumen, tar, varnish or creosote.  This product does not require a primer and is touch dry within two hours. 

Summary of WOCO Barn Paint’s key features:

  • Highly protective against damp, mould and sun damage
  • Water based – easy to apply
  • Quick drying
  • Non-toxic – more environmentally friendly
  • Can be used on a variety of surfaces, including wood, metal, concrete and plastic
  • Can be used on surfaces treated with creosote, bitumen, tar and varnish
  • Made with acrylic to flex with underlying materials and resist flaking/cracking
  • Available in six attractive, modern colours