Wow – we have just finished an amazing three days at this year’s Grand Designs Exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham. What a show – it was our first exhibition and it went better than we could ever have hoped. The Grand Designs exhibition is an offshoot of the Channel 4 TV series written and presented by Kevin McCloud.

The JuggleFrogs team would like to say a big thank you to all the people that took the time to speak to us at the Grand Designs Exhibition and find out more about our mission; to make finding recommended tradespeople easy. We hope you enjoyed your stickers and that not too many of them came off in the washing machine!

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JuggleFrogs at Kevin McCloud’s Grand Designs Exhibition

All in all the three days were a huge success and confirmation that JuggleFrogs can really help huge numbers of people involved in home developments. We had visits from many people with varying backgrounds all intrigued by our one-stop service and the many things we could offer them.

Kevin McCloud

We even had a very special celebrity visit from Kevin McCloud! After an exciting meeting with Kevin McCloud at his book signing, he came and visited us at our stand to check out what we are all about. It was great to meet Kevin and chat to him about JuggleFrogs and the service we offer. His interest in us was the icing on the cake and topped off a truly fantastic show.

Kevin McCloud
JuggleFrogs meet Kevin McCloud at the Grand Designs Exhibition

Feedback from Grand Designs visitors

We had great feedback from both homeowners and tradespeople attending the show. So many homeowners we spoke to loved the idea – most of them had struggled in the past and were really excited at the prospect of JuggleFrogs helping them in the future. The tradespeople we spoke to were excited about the services we offer and happily gave us their details to add to the site. Now we just have the small administrative task of getting all of them loaded!

For all homeowners who registered we offered entry into a prize draw, congratulations to Catherine Warner, the winner! This prize was sponsored by AM Architectural Design who kindly offered an on-site consultancy visit to the winner.

We also offered tradespeople entry into a prize draw for our Your Space service. With this service tradespeople can have their own web space with unlimited text, images and so on as well as their own web address to give out to potential customers. Congratulations to electrician Matthew Ingram, the winner!

Thanks again to everyone who came to visit us at Grand Designs Exhibition, including Kevin McCloud! And we look forward to seeing you at the next show!