Northern print show set to stay in Harrogate

March 17, 2012 by  

A printing event that runs in the North of England has made the decision to remain based in Harrogate after speculation that it may relocate to Manchester.

NorthPrint, the exposition that is dedicated to showcasing the best of the printing industry in the North of England, runs every two years. It has historically been held in Harrogate, North Yorkshire at the Harrogate International Centre. However, organisers of the event had toyed with the idea of moving the event to Manchester, which is home to a number of printing companies.

Altrincham, Cheshire and Greater Manchester do have a long-standing printing heritage. However, the company behind PrintNorth made the decision to keep the next exhibition in Harrogate following feedback from attendees and exhibitors. When the suggestion to move West was raised, a number of people who visit and exhibit at PrintNorth said they would not attend if the show was to move, and after a 40 per cent rise in the number of people attending the last show, it is important that these figures are maintained or improved upon.

Trevor Crawford is a director who helps to make PrintNorth happen. He recently spoke about the exposition, saying:

“Last year’s show demonstrated that Northprint is a very important industry showcase for the whole of the UK print industry. The results of our survey confirm our initial belief in the wake of the successful 2011 show that Northprint is well and truly back and set for a strong future, and that at the present time Harrogate is still the best place for the show.”