York Lifestyle event to provide one-to-one expert advice for homeowners

Independent traders gather for the meeting about the York Lifestyle exhibition with, seated, Newsquest York’s multi-media consultant Jason Chinian, Steve Whitt, of the Fabric Gallery and Interiors, and Newsquest York’s digital consultant Shaun Sables

Jason Chinian talks to traders

Published in News York Press: Photograph of the Author by , Business editor

A GROUP of independent retailers are teaming up to help homeowners prepare for spring makeovers.

York Lifestyle 2013, which will be held on February 2 and 3 at Dean’s Garden Centre in Stockton Lane, brings together 14 independent businesses, including Fabric Gallery & Interiors, Herbert Todd & Son, Focus Fireplaces, Dean’s Garden Centre, Quickslide Windows Direct and Astek Landscapes.

The event, supported by The Press, will provide one-to-one expert advice for homeowners and will also see the launch of new collections, designs and products for 2013.

Steve Whitt, owner of Fabric Gallery & Interiors in Dunnington, who is part of the team planning the event, said the free exhibition would support local charities and offer big prizes, as well as providing a boost for independent retailers.

The group of businesses were brought together in a forum organised by The Press, to share experiences and best practice in marketing. The collaboration then evolved with the businesses pooling resources to put on the grand exhibition.

Mr Whitt said: “Independent retailers are able to punch above their individual weights by working together. We’re bringing a group of people together who all have different experiences and people are learning from each other. And by pooling resources, we realised we could put on quite a sizeable show together, something which normally would be considered outside our own individual budgets. It suddenly becomes hugely manageable.”

He said the collaboration was enabling them to put together impressive prizes for attendees and to market the event widely.

Register online at yorklifestyle.co.uk for updates as more exhibitors and prizes are confirmed.

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

12:50pm Mon 7 Jan 13

jasonsaxo says...

It is so encouraging to see Independent Retailers making things happen within the local business community and working closely with The Press. Long may it continue.
It is so encouraging to see Independent Retailers making things happen within the local business community and working closely with The Press. Long may it continue. jasonsaxo
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree