The Checkatrade.com Expo held at Azur at the Marina Pavilion in St. Leonards on sea provided a great opportunity for local businesses across East Sussex to connect with fellow tradespeople, consumers and Government.
A special live demonstration of Blockfit a brand new nationwide exercise regime was performed by its creator X FACTOR’s Chico Slimani famous for his one hit wonder ‘Chico Time ‘ which made number 1 in the UK pop charts.
Special guests included The Home Secretary The Rt.Hon Amber Rudd MP, The Chairman of East Sussex County Council, The Chairman and Vice Chairman of Rother District Council, The Mayor’s of Eastbourne, Battle and Hastings, the Deputy Mayor of Hastings and the official Dave Channel and UK TV GOLD channels Delboy also known as David Byrne.
An excellent presentation was given by real life entrepreneur and multi award winning CEO of Checkatrade.com and Checkaprofessional.com Kevin Byrne who set up the consumer protection company from his bedroom 19 years ago to the UK ‘s only analysis and scrutinising business in the UK aimed at protecting the general public from rogue traders and cowboy builders which is responsible for contributing an incredible £2.8 Billion pounds per annum to the UK economy and won the Queens Award for Innovation and enterprise.
The event also hosted a selection of exhibitors from corporate balloon displays, to technical app development, giant flowers and beauty products to various trades such as electricians, plumbers, furniture restoration and carpets just to name a few.
Kevin Byrne of Checkatrade.com said ” Its always a great pleasure to attend this event as it highlights the Checkatrade.com and Checkaprofessional.com branding, it emphasises our connection locally with trades, consumers and the community through Ambassadors of Checkatrade.com like that of Lord Brett McLean.’
Brett said: “It’s important to give people the opportunity to engage with the Checka group of companies and to highlight the work of Checkatrade.com throughout East Sussex, it was a great event and we were of course delighted to introduce the Home Secretary to the ethos of what Checkatrade represents to the UK.”
Take a look at some of SBT’s photos from the event…