The Yorkshire Event Centre (YEC) has 6,270m² of prime indoor event space, offering the perfect environment for BCTF exhibitors and visitors, from the stylish foyer with its friendly and professional welcome desk to the excellent on-site catering facilities. The light and airy exhibition space is comfortable and easy to navigate, with room for up to 500 stands. To the back of the Halls are 250 acres of beautiful outdoor space to help inspire your visit.
YEC is 15 minutes from the A1 motorway with plenty of free parking right outside the venue. Use the postcode HG2 8QZ for route planners and SatNav. Harrogate is midway between Leeds and York, with regular commuter train services. YEC is about two miles from Harrogate train station, where taxis and buses are available (bus numbers 7 and X70). From York the Transdev 22 Explorer - drops off at Woodlands Corner on Saturdays.
Our venue has installed solar panels to cover 50% of the roof of Hall 1 and the sophisticated heating system means we can efficiently tailor heating needs to specific areas. The whole building is fully insulated. The site and post event waste is managed on a zero % landfill program and all water used at the YEC is sourced from an onsite spring and pump house. Toilet doors and vanity units are made from recycled plastic bottles.
BCTF has an enviable location at the centre of the UK, with fantastic access and beautiful surroundings in the iconic spa town of Harrogate. Many BCTF visitors choose to combine their trip to the show with a mini-break in this beautiful town, which is teeming with wonderful shops, cafes, restaurants and areas of historical interest. Harrogate’s Valley Gardens contains a greater number of mineral springs than any other known place.
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