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Spring Fair set to launch DIY Sector for Spring Fair 2017

Spring Fair, organised by i2i Events Group, has announced the addition of an all-new DIY sector for the 2017 show, taking place at NEC Birmingham from 4-9 February.

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.’

An impressive line-up of brands including AkzoNobel, Avron Trading, Bonnington Plastics, Dekor Tools, Charles Bentley, Hamble Distribution, Home Hardware, MICA DIY, Rothwell Industries (Stanley Adhesives) Ultratape, Centurion Europe, Wilsons, Stax Trade Centres and Fast Pak Hardware are already confirmed to exhibit in the all-new show sector, for what promises to be an exciting and crucial destination for buyers.

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.’

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 i2i Event, 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.

Rounding up the latest news from i2i Events Group, 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, which opens to visitors 4 February 2017.

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