There should be no problem getting trade tickets. I've been going now for 11 years and wasn't working for myself then either. Go on-line and fill in the details. When asked for names of customer's you can make up one, but put mine first. Then if (very rarely) check, my company will come up as I already have a ticket. That's the only real thing the can check. The competition licence is also a bonus. I went once with no ticket, pretended that I was suppose pick one up at the door ( that wife had organised), they said they had no record, so fill in this form they said, got my ticket and in I go.
The Sat & Sun are totally packed and will drive you up the bloody wall. Also most of the major suppliers will not be there on the Sat & Sun. If you go online to get the ticket, you should have it for earley next week, or pick it up at the door.
PM me the mobile numbers if you like, for meeting and drink.