The home of Trophex sees the New NHS Nightingale Hospital in Birmingham Open

The NHS Nightingale Hospital Birmingham has been officially opened by His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge, providing hundreds more beds for Covid-19 patients, if local services need them.

The new facility was constructed within eight days inside the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, the home of Trophex – a trade show for the trophy, awards, engraving and personalisation industry. It will initially provide up to 500 beds for general medical COVID-19 patients from across the Midlands, allowing existing hospitals and their expert clinical teams to focus on those who need intensive care.

Appearing via video link, as well as Health Secretary Matt Hancock, West Midlands Mayor Andy Street and NHS Chief Executive Sir Simon Stevens, The Duke of Cambridge, praised all those involved in setting up the new hospital, which will be run by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. If required a second stake expansion could see the new hospital provide support for 2,000 Covid-19 patients.

The construction involved members of the armed forces, many of whom are based at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine within the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, which is also run by UHB.

The new facility is one of seven Nightingale hospitals to be set up around the country as part of a massive NHS effort to respond to the greatest global health emergency in more than a century.

Trophex is looking forward to returning to the NEC sporting a face lift for 2021

2021 is the year of opportunity for all industries. After the world being on lock down for such an extended period of time during 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the economy of every country will be working full steam ahead to get back on track. 2021 will be the year where new growth is the global target and through working together this could be achieved.

One opportunity that will be available to the trophy, awards, engraving and personalisation industry to help get back on track will be trade shows. The organisers of Trophex are very aware that the show will be a valuable asset as a platform to meet new customers and build on current business relationships. The show will create a vital link to present your business, products and services directly to your target audience. It could be one of the busiest shows to date.

Dates for Trophex in 2021 are currently being negotiated with the NEC. There are exciting plans ahead for Trophex, these will be announced later this year, but the main focus will be working together to get the trophy, awards, engraving and personalisation industry back on track.

The Trophex team would like to wish you all good health and look forward to seeing you in the near future.

Let’s work together to create a stronger industry.