Preparations are well underway at a Harrogate hotel to help host one of the town’s major annual trade shows.
Marquees are being erected in the grounds of The Doubletree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa, which will host scores of trade stands belonging to companies from across the UK exhibiting at this year’s Home & Gift Fair.
Cancelled in 2020 due to Covid, it was very much touch and go if the event would even go ahead this year.
Doubletree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa manager Andy Barnsdale said: “We are looking forward to playing our part in the staging of this annual trade fair, which is synonymous with Harrogate.
“I see the staging of Home & Gift 2021 as an important stage in the recovery of Harrogate’s hospitality and events sector, which has been seriously dented by Covid.
“Hopefully, being able to host this trade show will give other conference and events organisers the confidence to come back to Harrogate, and also encourage new business into the town.”
Andy added: “Even though work erecting the marquees has started a little later than usual, everything will be ready in time for the show’s opening day on Sunday, July 18.”