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Jewson Live is back – and going on tour

Jewson Live – the annual event for the UK’s professional tradespeople – is returning to the Birmingham NEC.

The flagship show of Jewson Live, hosted by national builders’ merchant Jewson – now part of STARK UK – will take place from 8am until 2pm at the NEC on Friday, April 26, covering three distinct areas – the Trading Zone, Future Zone, and Wellbeing Zone. 

In each area, high profile speakers and trade experts will share the latest industry news and developments, detailing how they impact tradespeople on a day-to-day basis. There will be product demos and exclusive on-the-day deals available from many of the 150 Jewson suppliers and partners exhibiting, as well as a wealth of competitions and giveaways.

Darts legend Phil Taylor and darts commentator Emma Paton will host the show at the NEC, with several other celebrity guests expected to make an appearance. 

The NEC show will also be used to officially launch Jewson’s company rebrand, with representatives of parent group STARK UK taking to the main stage to explain more about the company’s vision for the future. Attendees will also get a sneak preview of Jewson’s ‘branch of the future’, which will provide insights into the transformation of the Jewson brand and how it is changing to meet the future needs of the trades.      

Live tour

In addition, the winners of Jewson’s inaugural Making Better Homes Awards – celebrating the UK’s tradespeople dedicated to building sustainable homes – will be announced.  Businesses will take home the winning prizes for each of the competition’s three categories – Best Use of Renewable Energy in a Project, Best Building Fabric in a Project, and Sustainable Project of the Year. 

Following the event at the NEC, Jewson Live will then begin a tour of the UK, heading to Kent Exhibition Centre, Maidstone, on Thursday, May 16; SEC, Glasgow, on Thursday, June 6, and Westpoint, Exeter, on Thursday, June 13. 

John Carter, CEO of STARK UK – which acquired a collective of businesses including Jewson from Saint-Gobain in March 2023 – said: “Jewson Live has long been recognised as one of the standout exhibitions in the construction calendar. With the industry facing a particularly challenging period, we believe this is the perfect time to support the UK’s tradespeople even more and host a series of live events that builders and tradespeople can look forward to and get a lot out of. 

“We’re proud to partner the trades and that’s why we’re offering not one but four regional events – starting here in the Midlands – to give our hardworking customers and industry friends a great day out. Our branches are at the heart of communities, so it makes a lot of sense to take Jewson Live on tour – bringing it closer to the people we work with every day. We’ll bring our suppliers and partners on the road with us, so existing, returning and prospective customers in the region can enjoy all the benefits of Jewson Live much closer to home.

“Starting with our flagship show at the NEC, each of the Jewson Live On Tour events promises to be informative, productive and invaluable for tradespeople who want to grow their business; and as well as that, it’ll be exciting and a lot of fun. We can’t wait to welcome the tradespeople of the Midlands to the NEC for what promises to be our best Jewson Live yet.”

Register here for Jewson Live at the NEC.  

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