The Marden Fruit Show Society (MFSS) have announced the appointment of Nigel Bardsley as its new Chairman, Claire Seymour as the new Chair of the Trustees, and Eileen Haffenden in the newly created position of MFSS Manager.

MFSS are excited to announce that the Society’s flagship event, the National Fruit Show, will become a one-day show to be held on Wednesday 6 November 2024 in the Maidstone Exhibition Hall at the Kent Showground.

The new team is committed to creating a dynamic, buzzing event for exhibitors and visitors alike to meet and share the industry’s innovation and excellence. They very much appreciate all the support that has been given to the National Fruit Show in the past and are grateful for the continual commitment which will ensure it remains an event worthy of showcasing our industry.

MFSS would also like to take this opportunity to publicly thank the previous Chairs, Sarah Calcutt and Andrew Tinsley, members of staff, the Trustees and General Committee for their support, hard work and dedication. For any enquiries regarding exhibiting at the Show, and sponsorship opportunities please contact Eileen at or 07983 534442.