My drive to update and refresh our home is still going strong, and with home improvement and DIY on my mind, I wanted to give you a heads up about the brand new DIY and Home Improvement sector at this year’s Spring Fair. This leading gift and home trade show is returning to Birmingham’s NEW from February 5th – 9th, and as one of the the best places to see the latest emerging trends in home, interior and gifting, I think the DIY sector is an exciting addition. It’s even open a day early on Saturday 4th February so you can bag yourself some unbeatable deals from top exhibitors, and the DIY Week Awards will be hosted at Spring Fair on Tuesday 7th February.
With a huge host of exhibitors across 14 different sectors, if you’re a shop/gift/home business owner, this is the perfect place to learn about new products, solutions, and the latest consumer trends. What you’ll see on show is a great barometer of those all-important key trends that are set to sweep across retail for the next year. For DIY and Home Improvement, the AkzoNobel stand is a must-see (showcasing Dulux, Plasti-Kote and Cuprinol among others) for creative interpretations of up-and-coming colour and decorating trends both indoors and out. Top celebrity spot – meet the famous Dulux Dog on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday! For independent business owners after some business advice, BIRA (The British Independent Retailers Association), will be there to tell you about all the support and information their team could offer your business.
As well as a multitude of exhibitors to explore, The Spring Fair offers a host of seminars that are free to attend, plus appearances from keynote speakers including retail legend and champion of independent retailers Mary Portas, businesswoman extraordinaire Baroness Karren Brady, and Roger Saul, founder of iconic UK fashion brand, Mulberry. The Meet the Experts area covers all aspects of retail, from store design to SEO and ECommerce– book a 15 minute one-to-one appointment an expert on the topic of your choice, or book a place on one of the group workshops.
So if you’re looking for some inspiration to get you all fired up about your business in 2017, this is definitely the place to head to.
Disclosure: This post was written in collaboration with the Spring Fair