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Sunday, July 13, 2014


On behalf of the entire Home & Gift team welcome to one of the giftware industry’s favourite buying events!


he doors are now open to Home & Gift, where you’ll discover halls full of gift ranges, greetings and

stationery, homewares, soft furnishing ideas, fashion and jewellery. As you walk the aisles, keep an eye open for the tens of thousands of new products, which are being launched exclusively at Home & Gift - all in readiness for not only your busiest time of year, Christmas, but also for the full year ahead. Look out for the NEW product cards, which depict just some of the new lines at the show. Home & Gift 2014 is well-placed to help you fi nd those extra special lines amongst the thousands of diverse brands and we are confi dent you won’t be disappointed. Don’t forget there are countless products, from established favourites to brand new product launches, waiting for you across the whole site including The Cairn Hotel, the fabulous Greetings & Stationery hall (H) and a newly expanded Hall Q. This year also sees the re-introduction of the business insight

programme to the show, which will offer you valuable advice on hot topics in retail right now. The seminar theatre is located between halls C and Q, so do drop by to hear from our industry experts, including trend insight from Global Color Research and advice about eco-friendly buying from TV presenter Oliver Heath. “This year you will notice the new look and feel for what is the

key show at the start of the second buying season and we hope you will also notice a brighter, happier feel to the event this year,” Cleere Scammell, Show Director stated. “This is simply a fi rst step in the rejuvenation of this much-loved and truly unique event and we are already planning to take the show to the next level in 2015,

so why not put the dates (19th – 22nd July) in your diary now?” “I would like to remind you that Home & Gift is so much more than a buying show. With that in mind, please do join us at one (or several) of the events in our social calendar, including our Pub Quiz!” comments Cleere. Aside from the Pub Quiz, a full programme of social events has been compiled to help you mix business with pleasure during your visit, details of which will be available here in the daily newspaper, alongside fresh content each day of the show. Remember to pick up your copy, brought to you by Gifts Today and Greetings Today, around the show site and at key hotels around Harrogate. “What’s more, we’ve added a fantastic line-up of music-themed

events around the site, to help add a spring to your step as you walk the halls, hotels and marquees. Look our for the buskers who will be featuring around the show at dedicated busking sites – from Hall Q all the way to the Cairn, or take out some time to enjoy a performance from The Chaps, our live band,” Cleere concludes. After a hard day of buying and spotting those important trends

for the upcoming months, unwind later at the famous Sunday Sundowners in the Majestic Hotel grounds from 6pm. Relax with a Pimm’s, soak up the atmosphere and chat to other retailers – a great example of how you really can mix ‘business with pleasure’! Here’s to a fantastic fi rst day for you all at Home & Gift!

What’s on


Sunday Sun-downers: From 6pm onwards meet us in the grounds of The Majestic Hotel for our infamous Sunday Sun-downers, it’s a great opportunity to share your new product fi nds with colleagues over the obligatory glass of Pimms. The World Cup Final: We are certainly on the ball this year! Join us upstairs in the HICs private auditorium for The World Cup fi nal.

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