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Monday, July 14, 2014 PICK OF THE DAY


Home & Gift is always a summer show spectacular and 2014 is no exception with plenty of fun, sun, drama and delights mixed in with some fantastic product .


Maggie Jones Collection Stand Q105


Stone Glow Candles Stand A32 I Two Skies Design Stand QS-7A


t”s a pretty powerful show at Home & Gift this year as the good vibe from Le Grand Depart of the Tour De France has rubbed off – and the nice weather helped. With the Sunday Sundowners get-together at the Majestic


in the evening and the World Cup Final showing in the HIC auditorium, exhibitors and visitors had plenty to look forward to after a great opening day at the Harrogate International Centre taking in the latest products and trends. And 10 exhibitors also had a very pleasant surprise when they


were awarded the Editor’s Picks by Gifts Today and Greetings Today from the entries submitted to organisers Clarion Events. For the fi rst time this year Penny Franks, Editor of Gifts Today


and Tracey Bearton, Editor of Greetings Today had the tough task of choosing their top 10 as part of the Editor’s Picks trail around the show. Understanding the importance of new products in setting you


apart from competitors and making a real difference to the bottom line, the Editor’s Picks highlight some of the hottest products from across the board, and are featured below. “With all the fantastic submissions, it was tricky making our


fi nal decisions. With our Editor’s Picks we aimed to represent the creativity and diversity that we see at the show every year at Home and Gift,” said Penny, “Make sure to look out for our top 10, and be sure to let us know which products have been catching your eye.”


ETL Developments Stand Q103 Blue Eyed Sun Stand H61


The show must go on Sunday’s show closed an hour early following the complete loss of power to the HIC and the Majestic Hotel after a problem with a substation affected 150 businesses and was completely outside both the venue and Clarion Events’ control. The Daily Newspaper was completed


The Art File DP1-29 Blue Poppy Art Stand A9


after Lema Publishing and the Gifts Today and Greetings Today team relocated to the St George Hotel to keep calm and carry on.


Bexy Boo Designs Stand H26A


What’s on


today:


Pub Quiz – 8pm Cairn Hotel Test your general knowledge at the Home & Gift Pub Quiz hosted by quizmaster and show director Cleere Scamell. To enter a team of up to six – and take on the Greetings Today teams – pop along to the Organisers’ Offi ce in Hall A.


Ruth Jackson Stand H57 Country House Interiors Satnd G3


Seminars Seminar Theatre between Hall C and Hall Q 11am Steps To Accelerating Small Retail Business Growth. Warren Knight, business growth partner at Advantage Business Partners 12 noon What You Need To Know About Pinterest, Twitter And Instagram. Warren Knight, business growth partner at Advantage Business Partners 1pm What Does Sustainable Product Design Mean To You And Your Customers. Oliver Heath, TV presenter and eco-champion


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