Hillhead 2018

  • Quarrying
  • Construction
  • Recycling

26-28 June 2018

Hillhead Quarry Buxton UK

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Press FAQs

Where does the event take place?

At the Hillhead Quarry, Nr Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 9PR

What are the dates of the show?

The exhibition takes place from Tuesday 26th to Thursday 28th June 2018

What are the opening times?

  • Tuesday 26th June 08:30 – 18:00
  • Wednesday 27th June 08:30 – 18:00
  • Thursday 28th June 08:30 – 16:30

Who organises the event?

The show is organised by Nottingham-based The QMJ Group, specialist magazine publishers and exhibition organisers for the quarrying, natural stone and associated industries.

How often does the event take place?

The show was established in 1982 and moved to Hillhead the following year, where it takes place every other year.

How many exhibitors and visitors attend?

476 exhibitors took part in the last show in 2016, which was attended by 18,601 visitors*. Overseas visitors represented approximately 8% of the total.

* ABC audited

View the 2016 Exhibitor List

How big is the exhibition area?

The showground covers an area (gross) of approximately 140,000m². The net stand space occupied in 2012 was 55,590m² and the demonstration areas extend to around 30,000m².

What is unique about the event?

The working demonstration areas are what make Hillhead unique. There are four separate demonstration areas:

  • Quarry face for large excavators, face shovels, hydraulic breakers, wheel loaders and dumptrucks
  • Rock processing for crushers, screens, scalping grids and stockpiling conveyors
  • Recycling area for crushing, shredding, screening and washing equipment
  • Registration area for rock processing and recycling demonstrations

What industries are covered by the event?

Quarrying, mining, recycling, heavy construction, materials handling, concrete, asphalt, road surfacing, civil engineering, plant hire, demolition and landfill.

As a member of the media, how do I register for the event?

Press registration is available here

Please note that press passes are only provided for editorial/broadcast journalists. Advertising and marketing personnel can register for free by using the ‘Register now’ button on the homepage.

Who is the press contact?

The press contact is Steve Adam. If you have any questions relating to the event then please contact him on +44 (0)115 945 3893 or by email: steve.adam@qmj.co.uk


Our Sponsors

Promotional partners

  • The reaction to our new products and our showcase was outstanding. We welcomed many dealers and their customers to our stand and provided them with the opportunity to speak with our experts in engineering, applications and sales.
    Oliver Donnelly
    Global Business Line Director, Terex Washing Systems
  • The event was undoubtedly a success and we received significant interest. It may have been the first time we have exhibited at Hillhead, but it certainly won't be the last. We look forward to returning to the event!
    Ruth van Bannens
    Commercial and Marketing Directory, Comms365
  • The show was a tremendous success for many reasons - building relations, enquiries to follow-up on, orders received, brand building and new opportunities.
    Catrina Quinn
    Marketing Manager, Anaconda
  • Exhibiting at Hillhead puts your name on the map, it is good to meet others from the industry and attracts serious customers
    Ella Bunton
    R Bunton Ltd
  • The Hillhead visitors are a perfect match for us with so many people we want to meet all in the same place.
    Andy Smith
    Atlantic Pumps
  • We managed to secure and close a number of deals at Hillhead and look forward to hopefully agreeing on a few more in the weeks and months to come.
    Nigel Irvine
    Sales and Marketing Director, Terex Finlay