Exhibition terms & conditions

FULL terms and conditions, rules and regulations 


We advise you to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. I would also advise that you return the booking form quickly. I cannot guarantee any position in the hall as it is allocated on a first come first served basis, although I will try and accommodate any needs that you may have indicated on the booking form. We have tried to remain competitive on price by offering a choice of options. 

The exhibition will be open to the public from 11am to 4.30pm. Set up for traders will be from 8.30am. Please do not try to get into the halls before this time as we are required to keep the halls free until we have the hall completely set up. Please ensure you are wearing on show the wrist band for all traders and helpers. Stewards will not admit anyone not clearly wearing their trader wrist bands before the official opening times. Additional passes will only be available to purchase before the event (not available on the day) and each trader will be limited to a maximum of 2 additional purchased passes.

We must receive the names of those people attending on your behalf prior to the event. Failure to provide names may result in refused entrance. 

Passes are allocated as follows: 2 free for the first full table/floor space and 1 additional free pass per table/floor space thereafter up to maximum of 6. Additional passes must be paid for at the time of booking. 

Exhibitors will be allocated a dedicated car park and a full site map will be sent in due course. 


Trade in certain species is controlled by CITES. Species listed in Appendix II of CITES can legally be offered for sale but only if the trader provides valid documents to show that they were legally exported from the country of origin and then legally imported into the UK (such proof may include the export and import permits). 


Please note that under no circumstances may any vertebrates or any parts thereof, be offered for sale at the exhibition. 


Please note the regulations regarding the sale of livestock of highly venomous or other dangerous species. The following animals are currently assigned to the Dangerous Wild Animals list and their sale is strictly prohibited. Any trader found to be selling any of the following species will be asked to leave the exhibition and face a lifetime ban from any future BTS event. Family Ctenidae: 

The genus Phoneutria. 

Wandering spiders. 
Family Hexathelidae: 

The genus Atrax. 

The Sydney funnel-web spider and its close relatives. 
Family Sicariidae: 

The genus Loxosceles. 

Brown recluse spiders (otherwise known as violin spiders). 
Family Theridiidae: 

The genus Latrodectus. 

The widow spiders and close relatives. 
Family Buthidae: All species.  Buthid scorpions. 
Family Hemioscorpiidae: 

The species Hemiscorpius lepturus. 

Middle-Eastern thin-tailed scorpion.