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04 Aldridge Windows/Plumbing, Bathroom and Shower Services/JPCleaning
05 Beautilicious Tanning &Beauty
06 Blakes Conservatories/Steves Plastering
07 J & B Carpets/Barmoor Blinds
08 Halpin Plumbing/Premier Garage Doors/The Loft Company/REBPlumbing
09 Browns Home Designs
10/11 Grand Designs Update
12/13 Norton Bathrooms/Perfect Kitchen Designs/James Windows
14 Roskell Davies/The Small Room UK
15 Oscott Carpets/Pampered Pooch/ Sutton Road Tyres
16 Business Event Page
17 AP Designs
18 Business Page
19 Business Page Mobile Marketing Your Business
20 Pay Day Loans Page
21 Inside & Out Property Maintenance/Codeword
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General Work: Painting & Decorating, Shelves,
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Normal Price Special PriceCarpets 12ft x 15ft 30.00 15.00Halls, Stairs and Landing 34.00 17.00Curtains Full Length 35.00 19.003 Piece Suite (upholstery)2 seater and 2 chairs 52.00 26.003 Piece suite (Leather)2 seater Sofa and 2 Chair 70.00 35.00
Caring for your carpets and soft furnishings,please call John your local carper cleaner.
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As Grand Designs Live Birmingham, sponsored by npower
juice closed its doors on the 10th October, organisers of the
show, Media 10, hailed it a fantastic success with 47,283 (pre
ABC-audited figure) attending the event, increasing by 11%
from last years ABC audited figure of 42,578.
Based on the hugely popular TV show hosted by Kevin
McCloud, the fifth annual Grand Designs Live Birmingham
ran from the 8th - 10th October at the NEC, and was opened
by Kevin in front of thousands of visitors eagerly waiting to
explore new innovations and the latest developments in
With the latest news stating the biggest monthly fall in house
prices since records began, and fewer people buying houses,
consumers attending Grand Designs Live were confident
about their homes. Visitors were seeking for solutions to add space and value to
their homes as well as refurbishment solutions and cost-effective energy efficient
products to save money in the long term.
The exhibition showcased over 500 companies, including heavyweight brands such
as npower juice, Miele, Porcelanosa VELUX, IKEA Kitchens (with this being their very
first Grand Designs Live event), Dulux,
LG, Microsoft, Dyson, as well as
independent designers, local business-
es, small manufacturers and new
products launches. In addition to this,
Automotive Sponsor BMW had a
great response to their new BMW
X3, which was previewed at the
show and will be launched in the
UK in November this year.
RECORD NUMBER OF VISITORSATTEND GRAND DESIGNSLIVE BIRMINGHAM 2010
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Consumers were keen to find out about innovative
products, receive free expert advice, find out about
developments in the sustainable home movement and listen
to seminars hosted by celebrities including Kevin McCloud,
George Clarke, Oliver Heath and Naomi Cleaver.
Exhibitors and show sponsors were very impressed with the
visitor attendance, the quality of the event and their sales.
Lee Newton, Managing Director, Media 10 commented: As
our second Grand Designs Live event of the year
Birmingham always attracts a high number of visitors, but
we could not have anticipated just how popular this year
would be. It is incredible to see so many consumers
returning and were proud that the show is continuing to
attract a loyal following from the Midlands and surrounding
areas. We have received positive feedback from both visitors
and exhibitors alike, and given the economic climate, its
clear to see that consumers are investing more in their
homes for the future.
The seventh Grand Designs Live London 2011
will take place at ExCeL in the Docklands,
and will run from Friday 30th April until
Sunday 8th May. For further information,
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For every 1 spent online to import goods, 2.80 is exported helping to make Britain the world's
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The internet is pervasive in the UK economy today, more so than in most advanced countries
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The report says that 250,000 people are employed by e-commerce companies in the UK, and Britain
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73% of UK households have an internet connection and 62% of all adults - 31 million - bought goods
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