The organisers of Home & Gift in Harrogate are delighted to confirm that the 2017 event will take place from 16 ? 19 July, with a record number of new exhibitors.
A key date in the retail buying calendar, this festival gives buyers the opportunity to discover new products, meet new brands for the first time, and purchase from a range of trend-driven areas including gift, design-led gift, home & interiors, greetings & stationery and jewellery & fashion.
The event is now in its 51st?year and has built up a strong reputation amongst retailers, designers and manufacturers alike, providing a professional and friendly backdrop for sourcing products as well as networking and meeting industry leaders.
Over 1,000 brands will be exhibiting this year, with a record 25% of the stands being used by new companies, including??Pignut, Sunnylife, Ginger Ray, Alessi, Grand Illusions, Nkuku, Giftisimo, Tif Tiffy Denmark and High Tide Jewellery, to name a few.
Cleere Scamell, show director, Home & Gift, of organiser Clarion Events said: ?We are very excited to welcome so many new companies to the show this year, as they provide a fantastic complement to the returning familiar brands. We also have a packed schedule of inspirational speakers being lined up and I can?t wait to share these with you nearer the time. ?
The regular exhibitors include Wild & Wolf, NPW, Hill Interiors, Yankee Candle, Joe Davies, The Pop Out Card Company, Garden Trading, Treaty Jewellery and Zelly Manchester.
Cleere added: ?The fact that these brands return time and time again is testament to the value of the show – whether you are a large retailer or an independent trader, we offer a one-stop-shop for sourcing great products in time for Christmas and further ahead.?
The event will include the Great Northern Retail Forum, which will cover the whole three days of the show, offering leading industry speakers, panels, advice and insights. More details on these are to be announced nearer the time.
To register for free or for more information, please visit?www.homeandgift.co.uk
Just some of the comments about last year?s show:
Eleanor Gregory, assistant buyer, Home Accessories, Stationery & Christmas, Selfridges:??Selfridges has visited Home & Gift for over 4 years. We visit to hunt for exciting new Christmas Gifts, Stationery, greetings cards and wrapping, along with catching up with our current suppliers and talking through their new ranges. The new trend driven areas that showcase new brands are my favourite parts of the show.?
Jill Nicholson, chief buyer, Gordale Garden Centre:??We find Harrogate especially good, there?s a wide range of good companies ? small suppliers who offer something different. We always aim, or hope, to pick up a new line each year. We may contact the company later rather than waste time buying at the show. It?s well organised and you get fresh air. It?s also a relaxed setting.?
Alex Vere, commerical director, Little Weaver Arts:??The show?s been a huge success for us – we?ve had interest from 250 new stockists with 20 confirmed already. The stand was four-deep at some points and our unique products have been really well received!”
Marcus Price, co-director, SeaGems Cornwall: ?Home & Gift is a fixture in our calendar every year as it?s where we launch our Autumn ranges. The customers like it, order value has been good and we?ve acquired quite a few new customers from across Scotland and the North of England.?