Frank Howard hosts WHCS show.
The stadium was the venue for the show, with Frank Howard Tools and Fixings hosting the event over two days.
He said: “We stage a Tool Show at our head branch in Braintree for approximately twenty manufacturers every year but when we wanted to involve a much wider range of our suppliers, nearly double this amount to attract a much bigger customer base, an offsite location had to be found to see if it could possibly work.
“We looked a few venues but once we viewed the concourse area in the South Stand, a very quick decision was made as CUFC ticked every box.
“All the staff from Katie in sales through to Sean in operations were fantastic and very helpful during the build-up which made my job organising the set up with manufacturers much easier.
“I would once again on behalf of myself, Frank and all the staff here, not forgetting our very loyal suppliers, would like to thank Colchester United for letting us stage this event which for both parties was a new venture but a very successful one.
"It was a new venture for us and the stadium and it provided something new and different at the stadium for the community of Colchester and beyond.
She said: “It was fantastic to be able to add a Tool Show to the ever growing list of events that we have held here at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.
Katie Thurgood, Conference and sales Executive at the U’s, liaised with Simon throughout the planning and also hailed the event as a success.