Home Building & Renovation Show Visit

Posted By: Sharrona Bryans - Friday, 10 April 2015  |  Comments: 0

 Home Building & Renovation Show Visit


I woke up bright and early at 6am and got my best networking face on!  I grabbed myself a coffee to go and went on my way to the station to meet the lovely Jacquie for our day out at the Home Building & Renovation Show at the NEC in Birmingham.


The cold, wet weather wasn’t going to dampen my spirits as I was excited to mingle with current and potentially new customers.


I rang Jacquie to let her know I was on my way to find out I was over an hour early!  Absolutely gutted I missed an extra hour in bed I used the time to revise my plan of action for customers I was going to target throughout the day.


show4 cups of coffee and two toilet breaks later we were on our way!  I have never been the NEC before and I was completely overwhelmed by the sheer size of it and the amount of people trading.  Where would we start?!


Mingling round we had the chance to meet some really fun and interesting people.  Who knew there where so many different types of bi-folding doors, hoovers and flat pack houses!  It was a real eye opener for me to see all the new technology and renewable energies on offer and inspired me to target some industries for Sainsbury’s events that had never even crossed my mind.

The NEC was packed with promoters


Everyone we spoke to were very open to listening to what we had to offer and we came away with over 100 leads for the business....and very nearly bought a new hot tub to go with them (those boys can really sell!)


girls After a long day and a ridiculously over priced lunch we were satisfied we had spoken to practically everyone at the show and had a huge bag full of leads to keep me busy for the next few weeks!  Our feet were killing our legs were tired and we thoroughly enjoyed a well-earned cheeky glass of red on the train home and a giggle about the day.


I really enjoyed my time at the show and I am looking forward to speaking with some of the contacts again and hopefully doing business with them.  It was really nice to talk about what we can offer face to face and I learnt a lot about the industries that were there. 


I'm buzzing with Ideas of who to target next and can’t wait to get stuck in.


Sharrona & Jacquie head home!



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