Tilnar Art are very proud to have won their First ever award, for the ‘Best New Product’ in the Home, Gift & Clothing Category at Glee 2018 for the Meg Hawkins Recycled Aluminium Collection. Tilnar Art’s Meg Hawkins Collection beat off stiff competition from many other new Home, Gift & Clothing Products.
The judges, 10 industry experts, commented after Tom’s presentation on its fantastic eco-friendly credentials and also its beautiful packaging and British Artwork Designs from Meg Hawkins. The Managing Director of Tilnar Art, Tom Hawes, commented “We are thrilled that this handmade and recycled new range, which has had such a positive launch with retailers, was recognised by the judges. We are confident that with its quality gift boxing and stunning designs that this range will be a huge success for our retailers.”
Tilnar Art is very proud to be working with Meg Hawkins. The Meg Hawkins Collection combines Azeti's signature range of Fair Trade and recycled food safe aluminium bowls, coasters and dishes with her stunning wildlife paintings. Meg Hawkins is an award winning British watercolour artist, who works from her studio in Shropshire, from where she sells her work all over the world.
A selection of Meg’s unique watercolour wildlife collection is exclusive to Tilnar Art on recycled aluminium bowls and coasters. It is achieved by applying layers of enamel securing the picture beneath, making it food safe. Each product comes in a superb Meg Hawkins Collection box making a perfect gift.
Summer in Scotland has brought not only fine weather but record numbers of foreign tourists. The combination of these visitors and a weak pound has increased both footfall and spend in many of Scotland’s tourist destinations, attractions and their gift shops. This resulted in a very positive mood at Scotland’s Trade Fair Autumn this week as retailers looked to replenish stock and seek new lines for the busy final quarter of the year.
Despite a small drop in visitor numbers to the Show, many exhibitors wrote some decent pre-Christmas orders, took new leads, met with existing suppliers and made many new friends across the industry. The intimate, friendly nature of this Show is particularly enjoyed by the exhibitors who find it vital to showcase their IMG_8408 smallproducts for last minute Christmas season ordering.
Monique Scott, MD for Leicestershire based licensed giftware company, Groovy UK, is delighted to confirm the appointment of Tony Lewis as Sales Director. Tony joins Groovy from Character World the homeware specialists where he was also working as Sales Director. Tony brings a wealth of experience in licensed giftware and is no stranger to growth and development of both National and International accounts. Tony comes with a proven track record from both Character World and Amscan, who aquired Christys in 2010, where Tony was a Main Board Director and shareholder.
Monique says “The appointment of Tony couldn’t come at a more perfect time with peak season of Christmas fast approaching, Spring Fair planning for 2019 and the launch of six new licenses, there is no chance of relaxed introduction, its hit the ground running! a challenge that Tony grabbed with both hands and is already proving a great team edition”. Tony confirmed “I’m delighted and excited to join such a fabulous team of talented people and be part of such a vibrant and unique business”. I’m very much looking forward to working with Groovy customers and developing some strong relationships.