SUBCON 2021 – are you going?

SUBCON 2021 – are you going?
Dudley Industries
Post by Dudley Industries
August 11, 2021

With just over a month to go until our long awaited return to the NEC to exhibit at Subcon 2021, 14th – 15th September, we thought it was time to provide you with all the details surrounding the event.

Subcon brings together the UK’s manufacturing supply chain under one roof.  It provides the ideal environment for procurement teams to source new suppliers for their projects, benchmark existing suppliers and build new relationships. It showcases the very best in UK manufacturing and provides the opportunity to meet with global suppliers from over 20 countries.

We’ve learnt so much over the last 18 months and adapted our ways of working to work remotely but we’ve so missed the opportunity to talk face to face and meet new people.

The show hosts over 250 exhibitors and is co-located with The Engineer Expo and Manufacturing Management Show.

Here is what you need to know:

Where and When

The show is hosted at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in hall no. 12. It starts on Tuesday 14th September through to Thursday 16th September.

The show opens at 9.30am each day and closes at 16.30pm on Tuesday & Wednesday and 16:00pm on Thursday.

The event is free to attend. Entry is quicker if you pre-register which can be done here


If driving, the postcode for Sat Nav is B40 1NT, on arrival at the NEC there will be plenty of signs to help direct you to the nearest carpark, regular shuttle buses operate to take you to the hall entrance.  Parking at the NEC is £16 per day if you pay on the day.  If you wish to pre-book parking this reduces to £12 per day.  Express parking and disabled parking are also available to book.  Please note that the NEC operate an entirely cashless system for parking payments. For more information on the types of parking available and to book click here.

If you prefer to travel by train the nearest station is Birmingham International which is a five minute walk away from the halls.  For further information on travel options to the NEC click here.


There are plenty of facilities for refreshments during your visit, catering for lots of different choices.  If you wish to plan ahead and check what facilities will be open on your planned visiting day take a look here.

Planning your visit

Are you structured with your exhibition walks, do you start at one end and walk up and down the aisles or are you more fluid and wander to whatever catches your eye?  However, you choose to walk around the hall make sure you don’t miss a key supplier by looking at the exhibitor list ahead of your visit so that you can plan your day. The full list of exhibitors can be found here.

We are located at stand E69

Safety Measures

The event is being operated in line with the latest Government guidance.

From the 19th July 2021 the relaxation of measures in England permit this face to face event to take place.  It is no longer mandatory to wear a face covering in public settings.  However, the organisers are asking that you carry a mask with you at all times and be courteous to those around you and ask that you wear the mask in busy areas and where sessions are taking place in enclosed spaces. Wearing a mask in quieter areas is entirely at your own discretion.

Our team will have masks and visors for their personal use.  We will also ensure a supply of face masks is available for visitors.  As experts in hygiene we will also have hand sanitiser dispensers available for use on our stand.


If you prefer to make an appointment to avoid having to wait to speak to our team we are more than happy to book a time in, please just call Adrian on 07798 731011.

Request for Quotes

If you would like to start a conversation before the event surrounding a specific project please feel free to forward drawings and ideas to and we will ensure we have the information needed to hand.

Learn something new

As well as meeting manufacturing partners, the show offers a programme of talks from industry experts. Two conference theatres will be running across the whole event bringing you the latest insights into sustainability, skills and digitalisation.  To take advantage of these free talks during your visit take a look at the event programme to plan your visit accordingly.


Our main contact for the event is Adrian Hyland our Business Development Manager.  Adrian has a wealth of experience in this sector. It all started when he was working on the shop floor for a company in Liverpool manufacturing Mining Locomotives, from there he moved into the estimating team.  When an opportunity arose in sales due to a retirement he put himself forward and agreed a ‘trial run’ in sales, now nearly 40 years later we think he’s proved himself!

Over the years Adrian has built up considerable knowledge of metal work and fabrication across many industry sectors so whatever your engineering requirement might be Adrian will be able to help bring your projects to life at Dudley Industries.

Adrian can be contacted at 07798 731011.

Hopefully this quick guide provides all the information you need for an effective visit to SubCon 2021. If you have any further questions please get in touch via our web form here or call us on 01253 738311.

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We look forward to meeting you.

Dudley Industries
Post by Dudley Industries
August 11, 2021