Yorkshire Coast Expo coming to Bridlington

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Bridlington SPA and South Beach'NBFP PA1507-3c'SPA

An exciting opportunity to increase your profile in the tourism sector at the Yorkshire Coast Expo will be available in Bridlington next month.

The event takes place at Bridlington Spa on 26 March showing people in business what is available to accommodation and tourism service providers.

Bridlington Tourism Association, with the support of sponsors Lloyd Dowson, has joined forces with Scarborough Hospitality Association to host the busy event.

Committee member of the Bridlington Tourism Association, Andrew Warner, said: “The event is to anyone in the tourism sector as a provider of service to the sector or an accommodation provider to see what is on offer and what they can offer.

“The event will look to promote the Yorkshire coast region as a tourist destination.”

The event is to be opened at 11am by Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, the leader of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council and proceedings will continue until 5pm.

The event is not just about trade stands as it will also feature a number of attractions throughout the day alongside the traditional trade fair format.

At lunch time there will be a cookery demonstration by James Mackenzie from The Pipe and Glass Inn at South Dalton, the East Riding’s only Michelin starred eating place.

He will also speak about his career and about his support for the Bridlington Food Festival, which is to take place later this year.

James MacKenzie said: “I am pleased to support and be part of the Yorkshire Coast Expo 2015 and to be able to cook and show off some of the wonderful regional produce I use on my menu at The Pipe and Glass Inn including fish and shellfish from the Holderness and Yorkshire coast.

“This event gives our regional tourism businesses a chance to see what producers and suppliers are available to them on their doorstep”.

Activities will be presented by industry professionals and will be of value to anyone wishing to move their business forward.

There will be two Speed Networking events, hosted by Hull and Humber Chamber, as well as two presentations on getting the best from social media by an I.T professional from the Bridlington Spa.

In addition there will be workshops on how to improve your business in a simple and effective way by the Federation of Small Businesses.

Mr Warner added: “Businesses are free to come along from anywhere really, we have had enquiries from businesses as far as Lincolnshire.

“We are hoping for a substantial amount of people though only time will tell.

“A lot of effort has gone into the organising of the event and we believe it will be worth it in the end.” The Trade Fair comes at a convenient time with the Tour de Yorkshire starting in Bridlington in May and organisers believe this will give the event an extra edge.

Mr Warner added: “We have been planning since August so the date of the event was set before the Tour de Yorkshire announcement. Obviously it is great news for the town and this event will fit in nicely as Bridlington will be getting more focus ahead of the race start.”

If you wish to show what you have to offer or take a look at products and services to improve your business then come to the Spa – admission is free but will be by arrangement only.

More information is online at www.bridholidays.com/expo/.