It was a busy week for the Giftware Association as they hosted not one but two Meet the Buyer events in their hometown of Birmingham, From luxury candles, artisan chocolate and greetings cards to beautiful jewellery and everything in between. Hot on the success of the Tillington Group of Garden centres meet up, the GA secured buyers from TK Maxx/ Homesense, John Lewis, Fenwicks, Oldrids department store and Stratford Garden Centre, who were met by some very excited suppliers. The TK Maxx buyers visited on 6th June and were looking for specifically, non-perishable food goods, and they were not disappointed with the range of chocolate, home-made oils and small batch alcohol on offer. This smaller event was very targeted and bought in some unique suppliers in the form of Champion and Reeves, The Great British Exchange, Hobson Brewery showcasing their interesting ‘applesecco’, a fruiter version of the classic prosecco, and a selection of spices presented by Shropshire Spice. The secondary, larger event, event held on the 8th June featured a first for the GA’s Meet the Buyer events, with a buyers panel. The GA asked the attending suppliers to send in their burning questions; everything that they wanted to ask a buyer, and the buying process for different stores. The panel was a huge success with the suppliers taking heed of all the knowledge imparted by the buyers.
Bailey & Brooke is rooted in authentic design, creating innovative and complete gift solutions to the highest standards, continuously exceeding customers expectations and always ahead of the industry standard. The brand`s in-house design team have created a series of contemporary and classical collections within the Giftware, Jewellery and Homeware sectors. Each exquisite pieces comes complete in premium Gift packaging - The Complete Gift. Our design philosophy across our comprehensive ranges, emphasises the creation of collections that exude a "Refined Style". This is a style that is quietly confident, easily adaptable and versatile. The simple addition of a Bailey & Brooke piece to any home, office, ensemble etc will exude the very essence of Refined Style. The Bailey and Brooke Collections which will be showcased at Harrogate Home and Gift Fair ( Stand A3) include Jewellery, Christmas and Candleware. All Trade Enquiries may be directed to For further information visit: www.baileyandbrooke.co.uk>
In lieu of exhibiting at this year’s Autumn Fair, the Personalised Memento Company have decided to break away from tradition, by inviting existing customers and potential new relationships to join them at their site in Stoke-on-Trent to browse their range, discuss accounts and to strategise for the future. Their open showroom is the perfect way to avoid the hassle of running around the NEC, trying to see everyone at the same time!
This open showroom event is a great opportunity to learn more about personalised gifts, and how PMC’s drop-shipping model can benefit you, particularly if you’re looking to launch personalised gifts in time for AW18 or SS19.
Appointments are available from 6th-9th August, with more dates available to suit demand.
Cakes and nibbles will also be available – and who can say no to cake?
To book your appointment, contact Helen Clinton by email () or by telephone on 01782 744900. Hurry, slots are filling quickly!