The Hearth & Home exhibition maintained its record breaking visitor levels following a successful three day show at Harrogate International Centre.
Organisers of the annual heating industry exhibition, now in its 19th year, said visitor numbers remained at an all-time high following an increase of 11 per cent last year.
Exhibition director David Spencer said: “Once again this year we found ourselves in the excellent position of being almost fully booked by Christmas, with the remaining space selling out by early April.
“Exhibitors were keen last year to reserve the same position and we have seen a similar trend this year, with many indicating that they are looking to increase their stand footprint for 2016.”
Hearth & Home is the only trade exhibition of its kind where visitors have the opportunity to see electric, gas and solid fuel appliances on live-burn all under one roof.
The exhibition showcases the latest surround designs, advances in control and component manufacturing, flueing and ventilation capabilities, alongside a diverse range of additional products such as barbecues, companion sets and sweeping tools and services such as training and insurance.
Hearth & Home is also attended by a variety of trade bodies and testing houses.
Each year Harrogate International Centre installs dozens of extra flues in its exhibition halls to draw away the heat created by hundreds of demonstration heaters.
Mr Spencer added: “We are delighted with the success of this year’s show which, is in no small part, due to the support and excellent facilities offered by Harrogate International Centre.
“We look forward to celebrating Hearth & Home’s 20th anniversary at HIC next year.”