Louise Young, Managing Director of Autumn Fair and Spring Fair will leave her post from January 2019. After much consideration, Louise has decided that this is the optimum time to look for a new challenge, something that she has been considering for a while. Julie Driscoll will be taking over the management of Spring and Autumn Fair from Louise, when she becomes the UK Regional Director for ITE Group, next year. Julie is currently Managing Director of the Fashion Portfolio and has been working in the events industry for over ten years.
Louise commented, “I took over the reins of these shows from the prior Managing Director, Alison Jackson, who I had worked with for many years. Julie and I have also worked closely together for nine years, so I am delighted to be passing these shows into her capable hands.“
The events are now well set up with investment plans in place that Louise developed with OC&C Strategy Consultants and ITE’s Head of Strategy which will ensure these major events will now benefit from an ongoing investment programme. She has also recently successfully re-edited and repositioned Autumn Fair. Louise will stay until the New Year to help the business finalise growth plans, as well as ensuring a smooth handover.
Exhibitors and visitors at Harrogate Christmas & Gift 2019 can extend their festive celebrations with a fabulous night of entertainment courtesy of one of the UK’s favourite comedian’s Dara Ó Briain.
Taking place on the first evening of the show – Sunday 13th January 2019, at the Old Swan, Harrogate – this is a not-to-be missed event and your chance to beat the queues and see Ó Briain live. Currently on tour with his best-selling show ‘Voice of Reason’ and noted for hosting topical panels shows such as Mock the Week, The Panel and The Apprentice: You’re Fired – Dara’s witty sense of humour is guaranteed to make this year’s ‘Big Night Out’ one to remember.
Tickets for the event are just £45 + VAT per person and includes a three-course meal. The event, which promises to sell out fast, is a great opportunity for exhibitors to treat loyal customers and hard-working staff to a memorable evening and tickets can be purchased either individually or per table.
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Applications have now closed, and the prestigious panel of judges have gathered today to select the finalists of the PaperAwards SS19, sponsored by G.F Smith. Not an easy decision considering the high quality and the record number of entries.
This season the bar has also been lifted by a high calibre of judges who represent the best in retail from indies to department stores. The PaperAwards SS19 Judges include Hazel Walker, Emma Hawkins, Audrey Woollen and more.
Celebrating and recognising design, creativity and innovation within the Greetings & Stationery industry, the PaperAwards includes three categories: Exciting Use of Colour, Emotive Design and Engaging Print.
Finalists will be announced the week commencing Monday 19th November. Winners will be revealed in the new year and their new ranges can be sourced at Top Drawer this January. Held at Olympia London from 13th-15th January, Top Drawer presents an exclusive selection of over 1,500 design-led brands across 11 curated sectors.
For more information please visit topdrawer.co.uk @TopDrawerLondon #TopDrawer #SS19 #OutOfTheOrdinary