|★ SALON ★ SALONS ★ AMSTRAD NORTHERN SHOW SCUPPERED (1989) ★|
|Amstrad Northern - 1989||Salon Salons|
Amstrad computer users in the North of England are to lose their show - the annual Amstrad Northern Show is to be scrapped due to a lack of interest.
The decision was taken because the Manchester based show - which covers the CPC, PCW and PC ranges - has never made any money. It was originally set up over three years ago to accomodate thousands of Amstrad users based in the North of England.
However, attendances of just 10,000 have meant that organiser Database, along with Amstrad and other exhibitors, has decided to pull the plug. The more popular London show generally pulls in around 17.000 visitors and that will continue.
Database's Mike Malone told Express: "It simply didn't make any money. We consulted the exhibitors and the feedback was that it was not a success. The Northern public didn't support it as we would have hoped." He admitted that Database were having "difficulty persuading exhibitors to come in".