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“Word on the Street ”


Retail news, views and gossip Honour for Parlane boss


The ever popular Mike Burgess, managing director of Parlane International has been honoured by the gift business in recognition of his inspired contribution to the industry. The award came


at the annual meeting of the Giftware Association where Mike was described as one of the nicest and best people around with a wealth of experience in just about every aspect of the gift business. He was presented with the Elkan Simons Award by David Simons whose father founded The GA. Michael Papé the new GA chairman


said that for over 40 years Mike had been recognised as a leader in the industry and, along with his wife and business partner, Caroline, his development of Parlane as a


The Summerhouse at the NEC and helped enormously to make it the success it is today. Mike became chairman of the GA in 2008 – subsequently serving on the British Allied Trades Federation – and provided strong leadership to the industry during the deepest recession known to many. In tribute, Michael Papé said:


”His positive approach to the challenges that have faced us over recent years has been an inspiration. That he achieved all


‘stand-out brand for style, quality and commercial success’, was inspirational. He originally qualified as a designer and


joined the GA 45 years ago as a retail buyer. Since then he has run a market stall, been a window dresser for Lewis in Manchester, a sales rep for large and small companies and been involved in wholesaling, importing and exporting. He was one of the original supporters of


that he did as chairman of The GA while simultaneously taking private ownership of Parlane and further growing that business into a worldwide recognised brand is quite astonishing. In spite of working crazy hours and travelling the world for many months of the year, no matter where he is he is always ready to help others towards success, particularly young companies just starting up.”


Rising star Aquiesse


The rising star in the Xystos (Home & Gift, Cairn Marquee Stand 1-5) portfolio of flame and fragrance products is the Aquiesse Collection of Aesthetic Scents, which has become a well established brand in independent shops and department stores in the UK. Its subtle scents are beautifully packaged and Xystos says that “the pricepoints come as a huge shock to people when they discover that such quality can be inexpensive”. Buyers can choose from 64 products across the Black Currant, White Currant and Portfolio collections. Visit: www.xystostrade.co.uk t: 0191 499 1570


Famous collaborations New characters


Mr Jeremy Fisher and Hunca Munca and Baby are set to join Peter Rabbit, Flopsy, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, Jemima Puddle-Duck and Benjamin Bunny, in the GUND® Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit collection, launched earlier this year. Beautifully made from GUND’s® trademark tactile plush, the new soft toys recreate Beatrix Potter’s original drawings, right down to Hunca Munca’s frilly apron and Mr Jeremy Fisher’s floral waistcoat, folded cravat and dainty shoes Available in both large and medium. Brought to you by Enesco (Home & Gift Stand CM1). Visit: www.enesco.co.uk t: 01228 404022


Although only it its third year the Julie Dodsworth (Home & Gift Stand M24) brand has gone from strength to strength with the very best of British manufacturing at her side. The home and gift ranges sell in over 2000 shops including JLP, Harrods, Fenwicks, Waterstones, Boots and many more. The ranges also specialise in unique fast sellers for the independents. Eight of the famous Julie Dodsworth collaborations are showing at Harrogate including Churchill China, Julie’s extensive cook and dine collection. Her best seller - fairytale mug by Churchill - is pictured. Visit: www.dodsworths.com t: 01423 360818


Retail display


The new look SDEA Retail Display Directory – the essential buyers’ guide for creating retail interiors – is out now. Brimming with new ideas, it showcases 100 leading designers, manufacturers and suppliers of specialist retail display products and services. Literally thousands of products and services, designed specifically for retail can be sourced within this comprehensive guide.


Housewares success


London’s Exclusively Housewares show was a great success this year on June 10-11, according to organisers who are already planning next year’s event. Look forward to the launch of Exclusively Electrical for small electrical appliances, a show dedicated to small domestic appliance suppliers and their customers which will run alongside Exclusively Housewares. Show date: June 9-10 2015


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