National Home Improvement Show attracts exhibitors

Organisers of the 2010 National Home Improvement Show, due to be held in London in October, are looking forward to a successful event.

They have announced that this year’s show will feature 25 per cent more exhibitors than last year’s, occupy 37 per cent more floor space and is expected to attract visitors with a predicted renovation budget of more than £150,000.

The show, which in its first outing during 2009 featured 240 specialist exhibitors and more than 13,000 visitors over three days, will be held at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre from October 1-3.

Celebrity experts in attendance include Michael Holmes, Real Homes editor-in-chief, Julia Kendall of DIY SOS, and Matt James of The City Gardener – who have have returned to appear at this year’s show. Newcomers will include architectural designer Charlie Luxton from Build a New Life in the Country.

Event director Richard Milbourn said: “Launching a new show in the economic conditions we experienced in 2009 was a bold move and the high visitor numbers and the rebooking of 86 per cent of last year’s exhibitors indicated strong evidence of success.

“The combination of specialist exhibitors and the opportunity to access the best in home improvement, design and space saving advice from celebrity experts proved to be an attractive mix for visitors.”

For more information visit the show’s website here.