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Connells offers free tickets to Ideal Home Show

01 February 2010

Connells is offering complimentary tickets to this year’s Ideal Home Show for anyone registering with its branches or online in February.

Individuals who register will have the opportunity to claim one free ticket for the show which is in its 102nd year and is running from 20 March to 5 April 2010 at London’s Earls Court.

“This is a great opportunity for those looking to move to get some ideas and inspiration on creating their dream home, as well as shaping their thoughts as to the type of property they are looking for,” says Jon Norton, Regional Director for Connells. “I am delighted we have been given the opportunity to offer a complimentary ticket to individuals, and hope to see many people registering their interest with our branches to claim their free ticket.”

This year’s show includes celebrity ambassadors George Clarke (The Home Show), Gregg Wallace (BBC Food Presenter), Fiona Phillips (ex GMTV), Linda Barker (This Morning), Monty Don (Gardeners World) and Suzi Perry (The Gadget Show). The 2010 event will explore the world of home interiors and style in a new format that combines eight shows in one including Ideal Interiors, Ideal Home Improvements, Ideal Food, Ideal Gardens, Ideal Home Gadgets, Ideal Shopping, Ideal Woman Ideal Woman and Ideal Village.

This year’s celebrity ambassadors’ have advised on content and features for the show and will be making appearances throughout the 17-day event. They will be offering exclusive demonstrations and top tips for every area of the home including home improvements, interior design, home entertainment and gardening.

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Further information

For further information and photography, please contact the press office on 01525 215419 or email Julia Brook, Group PR Manager: or Christine Webb, Group PR Executive:

Notes to editors

Terms & conditions
Each person must register between 1st Feb and 28th Feb 2010 to qualify for a free ticket. All registrants will be contacted post-28th Feb with details on how to claim their free ticket. One ticket per person only, valid for admission to the Ideal Home Show 2010 on any one day between 20th March and 5th April 2010 only. Should this ticket be sold or transferred for profit or commercial gain it will become void and the holder may be refused entry or ejected from the venue. The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry. For full terms and conditions see

About the Connells Group:
Founded in 1936, the Connells Group, a subsidiary of the Skipton Building Society, comprises 470 estate agency branches and is the third largest wholly owned estate agency network in the UK. In addition to operating under the Connells brand, which comprises around 150 branches, the Group trades under other well-known local names including William H Brown, Sharman Quinney, Fox & Sons and Barnard Marcus.

As well as residential property sales the Group is involved in a comprehensive range of housing related activities including land and new homes, lettings, surveying, mortgages, conveyancing, relocations, asset management and auctions.

The Connells Group has been named Best Large Estate Agency at the Estate Agency of the Year awards for four of the past six years. For more information, please visit

About The Ideal Home Show
The Ideal Home Show, the UK’s biggest and longest running consumer event, was acquired by award-winning events and publishing company Media 10, just two months ago from DMG World Media, the first time the show has changed hands in just over 100 years.

The Ideal Home Show has established itself as part of the social calendar of events and regularly attracts over 250,000 visitors every year. Follow the Ideal Home Show on Twitter

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