Mar 12 2008
A recent property exhibition in Manchester has been deemed a “runaway success” after attracting more than 8,000 people.
Brooklands Group said the good attendance at the A Place in the Sun Live event highlighted the continued demand for property abroad.
This show for people looking for new homes, which was held in Manchester earlier this month, was the first to be held in the north-east of England.
Darren Styles, chief executive of Brooklands Group, said its success showed that industry commentators were wrong to suggest that an exhibition in the city would not work.
He added that the analysts were also wrong in saying that the foreign property market has been brought to a standstill by problems in the global economy.
Mr Styles commented: “It’s a fantastic start to the 2008 UK show calendar and augurs well for our return to London at the end of April.”
According to A Place in the Sun magazine, Spain, France and Turkey are currently the three most popular locations among overseas property buyers in the UK.