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Housing exhibition returns to Middlesbrough next month

Jun 12, 2016 | Business

Teesside’s premier home event returns to the Riverside stadium next month and hopes to make dreams a reality for North East homeowners.

The North East Home Expo gives visitors the opportunity to chat informally with professionals from the build, design and interior businesses. Experts will offer impartial advice on issues that home owners have with home improvements, renovation projects, DIY mishaps, or on work they are considering in the future.

The event also allows members of the public to learn more about self-building, an option that more people are looking in to as an alternative to moving or expanding their existing home.

Jonathan Park, owner of 2020 Lifestyle, the company behind the expo concept said “For me, the idea was a totally a selfish one. Spending a lot of time working on other people’s houses I never really got the opportunity to meet other tradespeople, I wanted to devise a show where the public would get to learn more about the do’s and don’ts of home improvement, but also to actually get to know the person you are trusting to do the work on your house.

“For me as a business it’s a perfect opportunity to get to know the other exhibitors, from a wide range of design, home build & renovating companies, that I could perhaps collaborate on with future projects. We still have some spaces available for more local exhibitors to get involved, we are allowing 2 businesses from each business category which gives members of the public a choice.

“The predicted footfall is already up on last year with more visitor bookings for Friday and Saturday. Our aim is to make homeowners dream home visions a reality.”

Jonathan added that the North East Home Expo is looking to grow further over the next five years, building on its relationship with Middlesbrough Football Club and the wide range of exhibitors that are now finding the expo a great marketing opportunity, turning leads into new business opportunities.

The expo takes place on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th July with free entry to visitors on both days.