Energy efficient blinds which will help people ready their homes for summer heatwaves and rising winter heating costs will be a key topic at a national trade show in Coventry.
The impact of effective blinds in retaining and keeping out heat has been a hot topic in recent months, as people across the UK feel the bite of economic and environmental changes.
The British Blind and Shutter Show are set to take place at Coventry Building Society Arena from Sunday, October 23 to Tuesday, October 25.
Organised by the British Blind & Shutter Association, the event is usually held every three years and has been held at the same venue since 2012 - but this is the first time in four years it will have taken place.
The event attracts more than 3,500 people that work in the blind, shutter and awning trade from across the UK, with the latest innovations and products showcased from major national and international companies.
It will see more than 60 industry-leading exhibitors in attendance. Also, there will be a well-known celebrity guest.
British architect and presenter Kevin McCloud will be attending the show. The Grand Designs star will be running a question-and-answer session with visitors to the seminar theatre and presenting awards to exhibitors.
There will be a seminar programme on all three days, with opportunities to learn more about the latest industry innovations.
Joe Chalk, Event Manager for the British Blind and Shutter Show, said: “The importance of having energy efficient blinds in our homes is becoming increasingly important. They can help keep heat out of the home and keep it in for the winter.
“We’ve experienced a significant heatwave this summer and having energy-efficient blinds has helped to keep many people’s homes cool – but this isn’t a problem that will be going away and ultimately we will be experiencing more heatwaves.
“This year’s exhibition will seek to highlight energy-efficient products to people in the trade that can help to counteract the impact of heatwaves in our homes in the UK.
“The industry has come a long way since our last show in 2018 and we’re set to see some incredibly innovative products on display – from some of the world’s biggest manufacturers.
“Since launching the show in 2012, we have continued to grow, starting with 2,000 visitors and now up to more than 3,500. The trade is clearly looking forward to getting back together and with our registrations to this point, we are already over 1,000 upon where they have been for the last exhibition.”
To find out more about the British Blind and Shutter Show visit https://www.bbsashow.co.uk/