The #GR8 Demo Day will take place on Friday 11th & Saturday 12th September 2020…

… at Protrade Derby Depot on Sidney Robinson Business Park, Ascot Drive, DE24 8EH – between Dunelm Mill and Howden Joinery.

The Protrade annual Tool Show evolved into a new format last year called Super 6. This year we have added two more premium brands to the line-up… making it the Great 8. Each brand will be showcasing their range of power tool and equipment – designed for the professional and industrial trades.

The Great 8 attending the event this year are Milwaukee, Festool, Lamello, Wera, Mafell, Armorgard, Metabo and our fastest growing accessories and consumables brand, Maxitek… home of Sumogrip and MX woodscrews amongst other great products. This will be the first ever appearance from Maxitek and you’ll be able to meet #AskAlan himself and discuss any of the Great 8 brands.

WIN… do you play pool? There will be a pool competition taking place with the winner taking home a fabulous prize… more details closer to the date.


Experience live demonstrations from the knowledgeable team of experts who will be on hand with the latest tools and innovations. If there are any specific items you’d like to see in action, simply fill out the form on this page. We’ll ensure its brought along so you can learn more about the product and make an informed decision.


Throughout Friday and Saturday, the eight dedicated brands will be offering masterclasses so you can learn how to can make efficiency savings. The Great 8 have some of the most innovative tools on the market, and the experts will guide you through the various features and benefits to help you fully utilise what’s available.


If you would like to invest in brand new tools and equipment, there will be significant savings throughout the two days, across the Great 8 dedicated brands and other brands too. Lower than internet prices, plus all items will still be covered by our #BestValueNoMessin support package with longer warranties and less hassle!


Our convenient HireBuy 0% finance option is available on any order over £300+vat – subject to status. HireBuy enables you to confidently invest in new tools and equipment, taking immediate delivery, and spreading the payments for up to 12 months. At the end of the payment period… keep the tools!


Pre-register your details and we will email you complimentary food and refreshment vouchers. The refreshments will be confirmed closer to the Great 8 event.


To every customer that pre-registers their details online… we’ll email you a free welcome pack voucher. The welcome pack will consist of branded freebies and exclusive discount vouchers. Simply take your welcome pack voucher to the trade counter in Derby on either day to redeem.

Pre-register your details for #GR8 and you’ll receive…

  1. Be first to find out about #GR8 offers.
  2. Free food and refreshments voucher.
  3. Free welcome gift pack voucher.
  4. Option of free entry into the pool competition.
  5. Request specific items to be showcased a demonstration location.
  6. Get notification about new products as soon as they’re released.

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