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Spring Fair set to launch DIY Sector for Spring Fair 2017


Spring Fair, has announced the addition of an all-new DIY sector for the 2017 show, taking place at NEC Birmingham from 4-9 February.

The DIY & Home Improvement sector will be strategically positioned next to Volume Gift & Home and Kitchen, Dining & Housewares. Brands confirmed to exhibit include some of the biggest suppliers in the industry – Including AkzoNobel showcasing Dulux, Cuprinol, Polycell, Hammerite and Armstead through to Amtech, A Perry & Co (Hinges), Avron Trading, Barrettine Products Ltd, Bird Brand , Cemspec, Centurion Europe, Chain Products, Charles Bentley, Dekor Tools, Fast Pak Hardware, Hamble Distribution, Home Hardware, MICA DIY,  NW Keys,  Rustins, Rothwell Industries (Stanley Adhesives), Stax Trade Centres, Ultratape and Wilsons.

The impressive line-up will give core DIY & Home Improvement retailers a new, one stop shop for their buying needs, whilst offering greater cross-sector buying opportunities from independent retailers, right through to larger multiples and garden centres.

James Nash, Channel Manager for Retail Independent, Wholesalers & Automotive at AkzoNobel said: ‘We’re incredibly excited about attending Spring Fair for the first time in 2017. Meeting new customers and sharing our plans for the retail independent market is key for our business and we’re certain that Spring Fair will deliver this.

David Hibbert, Joint MD, Stax Trade Centres added: ‘As one of the key trade shows Spring Fair attracts all the major players in the market.  Being at the NEC is easily accessible for our customers, and Stax as a leading nationwide wholesaler are delighted to be associated with the show  and particularly the new area dedicated to DIY and Hardware.’

The BHF Village will all set up home at Spring Fair 2017, comprising of the BHF stand and a collection of bira direct suppliers, including Chain Products, Nexus Industries and Grip-it Fixings.

Commenting on the news on behalf of leading industry buying group, bira direct, Managing Director Jeff Moody said: ‘bira direct are excited that the DIY industry are to have their own specific location within Spring Fair for 2017. We are pleased to see so many suppliers already confirmed to exhibit and over the coming weeks we will be looking to further that list of suppliers by working closely with Spring Fair, to make this all new DIY sector a great success for all bira members. With DIY, Home improvement, Leisure, Gift and Lifestyle suppliers present, Spring Fair 2017 will be a one stop trade event for the whole industry.

The forthcoming edition will also see the annual DIY Week Awards (run by Data Team) re-locate to The National Motorcycle Museum on 7 February 2017, to coincide with Spring Fair. Heading into its 65th year, Spring Fair is renowned for bringing together leading industry names across the whole retail sector, making it a suitably fitting platform for the DIY Awards to take place.

Jo Bamber, Publications and Events Manager at DIY Week said: ‘The partnership between Spring Fair and the DIY Week Awards is an exciting one for both brands. Not only will it enhance the new DIY & Home Improvement division in Hall 10 at Spring Fair, it will also attract new faces to this already very successful industry awards programme.’

Rounding up the latest news, Nick Davison, Portfolio Director of Spring Fair, said: ‘We are delighted to be launching the DIY sector at Spring Fair 2017 to offer DIY and home improvement suppliers access to not just their core market, but crossover selling opportunities to the thousands of retailers already attending Spring Fair; it comes as a natural and exciting fit for the current breadth of other sectors at the show. We know that we already have visitors attending who are interested in the DIY sector, so we are confident that their Spring Fair experience will be enhanced through this new hall and arrival of the DIY Awards.’

The DIY Sector at Spring Fair 2017 will be located within Volume Gift & Home, which opens to visitors 4 February 2017.

For more information, and to register for your free ticket, please visit: www.springfair.com

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