Cornwall Home Show 2013, Biggest and Best Yet!

Posted by admin on September 5, 2013

The Cornwall Home Show, which took place on 27 and 28 April, was the biggest yet with 43 home, garden and sustainable living businesses exhibiting and more than 1400 people attending during the two days.

The event, which offers inspiration to anyone looking to buy, sell, renovate, decorate or even build a new home, has firmly established itself as a key event in the annual event calendar.  New for this year was a seminar with architect and past contestant of BBC 1’s The Apprentice, Gabrielle Omar. Following her seminar Gabrielle hosted Cornwall’s first Tea With An Architect event.

Commenting on the event, Gabrielle said, "The Cornwall Home Show is a fantastic event. I attend a lot of events like this and it is fair to say that this one is head and shoulders above many.  Not only was the exhibition hall full of interesting stands, everyone was extremely positive, helpful and full of useful advice and hints and tips. I am sure that anyone attending will have enjoyed themselves and left with lots of ideas and local contacts for projects.

 

"It was great to be able to run Cornwall's first Tea With An Architect at the Cornwall Home Show too. We had lots of people making the most of the free consultations and I am sure that the architects who took part will secure some new business from it."

In partnership with the events media partner, Cornwall Today, the Cornwall Home Show exhibitors were able to enter a new award, the Cornish Design Distinctiveness Award. Five exhibitors were shortlisted for this award and were featured in the magazine. During April, Cornwall Today readers voted for their favourite and Cornwall Today’s editor, Kirstie Newton announced the winner at the exhibitor evening networking event on Saturday 27 April.

Daniel McLaughlin, owner of McLaughlin Furniture and Joinery won the award for his medieval garden reconstruction at Pengersick Castle, Praa Sands. Dan was presented with an engraved glass award and will be featured in a future edition of Cornwall Today.

This year’s event was also the first time that event organisers offered visitors pre-bookable appointments with exhibitors.  This meant that people who had a specific project or idea to discuss could meet with an exhibitor for a free consultation.

Event organiser, Andrew Weaver said, “The Cornwall Home Show 2013 was certainly the biggest and best yet. We had a fantastic spread of businesses exhibiting and we had more visitors attend than in previous years. It was great to bring some new ideas to fruition for this year. Feedback from exhibitors and visitors has been great and I’m already starting to work on plans for the next event.”

As an added extra this year people could pre register to attend for free and entre a draw to win a one night stay at the Wellington Hotel in Boscastle. The winner of this is Mr & Mrs Mitchell from Truro.

Details of the next Cornwall Home Show will be released soon. Keep an eye on www.cornwallhomeshow.co.uk for latest information.