Harrogate is a central HUB for many fantastic and entertaining business events. They range from bridal shows, The Great Yorkshire Show to gift fairs and the Tipex TankEx – for logistics and building machinery and everything in between. The HIC (Harrogate International Centre) is the main location where these events take place and it is located smack bang in the heart of this majestic little northern town. If you are looking for new business opportunities, wanting to make new connections or are just looking for a new supplier for your business, then head on to one of the fantastic exhibitions and you’ll be heading in the right direction. So let’s delve into the intricacies of the business scene in Harrogate.
The Great Yorkshire Show
Firstly, we’ll take a look at the Great Yorkshire Show. Famous for the farmers in and around the UK, here you can see much livestock on parade, cows, sheep, horses bulls, goats, you name it, they are here! It’s the perfect place to take the family, relax, have a bite to eat in the vats food hall, buy gifts and take in the rural culture of Yorkshire. This show lasts for 3 days and is great if you are selling gifts, clothing, food, farming machinery or even livestock.
The show is located outside the town centre on the showground. If you are here to stay for the week then you’ll probably need to look at some Harrogate accommodation options just out of town.
There is a lot of fun to be had here so you can definitely take the time out to visit this huge and exciting event.
The Harrogate International Centre
The HIC is host to many many business events throughout the year. The sheer size of the place is truly magnificent. When you walk into the building the ceiling towers over you and as you look around you can see just how spectacular the events are. Tall stalls covered in bright lights, stylish eye-catching decor, scents, smells and of course music to add. This is really a sensory overload experience and it is fantastic.
Each trade show has a different theme and niche. The bridal show is more of a fashion parade, lots of beautiful models, elegant dresses, suits and packed full of, dress designers, sewing experts and boutique shop owners looking for the next best dress styles. It really is a buzzing place to be when you’re there.
Other Business Events
There are smaller business events that go on in Harrogate may on event bright that have networking and marketing specific themes. These are very good for people who are looking to get their businesses seen online and want to find new people to work with that can help with website marketing. They are usually hosted in a bar, or hotel and are very fun as you’ll meet plenty of new interesting people.
WHERE TO STAY
Harrogate has many many wonderful options for you to stay whilst you visit. From converted barn houses to self catering apartments. You can find many B&B’s in the town centre, or easily get a hotel in the centre.
WHERE TO EAT
If you’re looking for a wide range of cuisine then you won’t be disappointed. Harrogate has Thai, Italian, British, American, Mexican, Indian, Turkish, Greek, Bangladesh, French and German restaurants. All complimenting each other in the town centre. This place really is a fantastic place with such depth in the restaurant variety. All you have to do is walk in the town centre and you can find all these restaurants.
The best time to visit Harrogate events is definitely in the summer. The countryside nearby has open access and boasts some amazing evening walks. If you would like to visit Harrogate then book your stay at www.nighspace.co.uk for some amazing Harrogate accommodation options.
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