14-17 July 2019
HARROGATE

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  • We invited Sharon Dale, Property and Interiors Editor for the Yorkshire Post newspaper, to take a sneek peek at the fantastic line-up of brands that will be at Harrogate from 17-20 July. Read on to find out what her top five products are...
  • In 1982 German born Gisela Graham borrowed £27 to start up a business at her kitchen table. More than thirty years later her company has grown into one of the leading giftware design labels in Europe. Having made her name crafting beautiful decorations for Christmas and Easter, she turned her creative flair to designing useful, pretty things for the home and garden. Gisela is still personally in charge of running the business and leading her in-house team of designers at the converted stable-yard that serves as her London office. We caught up with her to find out a bit more about what’s behind her brand.

  • The hidden beauty of the British countryside is the main source of inspiration of award-winning textile and surface designer. She started her business in 2009, making wallpapers, lampshades, stationery, cushions and fabrics. Her products are now sold throughout the UK and Western Europe. We spoke to the young designer and Home & Gift exhibitor to find out about her inspirations and future plans.
  • We had the pleasure of catching up with a talented designer who works from a little garden in the Scottish Borders – Hannah Longmuir.

    She creates simple and impressive illustrations of the countryside around her, using the deep connection between nature and the environment for inspiration. 

  • Rather marbellous

    06-Jun-2016
    During the run-up to this year's Home & Gift show we are publishing a series of profiles on designers based in the North of England. There is a vibrant and fast-growing design scene up North with a distinctive style and voice. Our first stop is in Newcastle where we caught up with the wonderful Susi Bellamy who is making a name with her amazingly marble-patterned cushions. 
  • One day Ailsa Proverbs decided to make her own cheese, but it wasn't quite as easy as she thought. After lots of trial and error, 100 pints of milk and countless recipe edits the Big Cheese Making Kit was born. It is now stocked by more than 400 independent retailers around the UK and Ailsa is preparing to launch her first overseas product. 

  • Catching up with Gillian Arnold, we discover how a single comment pushed her to start her brand, where she looks for inspiration and how important it is to her that she enjoys what she's doing. She translates her designs into an ever-growing range of homewares, jewellery and gifts from her factory in Bishop Auckland - the North East of England. 
  • Many retailers and designers spend a lot of time thinking about how to establish their name – and quite rightly so. Our industry is dominated by strong brands. But how do you build a brand as a small business or a start-up? We spoke to Richard Finney from Captain Fawcett. In a very short period of time he and his team have grown to become one of the leading brands in men’s grooming products. Find out how.
  • Fly me to the moon

    10-May-2016

    We caught up with South London based card publisher ArtPress to find out a bit more about who is behind the brand. Ann, Janie and Linzi founded the company seven years ago. Today ArtPress are one of the leading publishers of art notecards in the UK. But the three ladies have even bigger ambitions including a lunar expedition and world domination. And of course, they are also planning to exhibit at the Home & Gift show this year.

  • Find out Chive's story as we go Behind the Scenes with Alex Roberts, Director. 
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Testimonials
  • It’s so important for us to be showcasing great British manufacturing here at the Home & Gift show. The footfall here is massive and it’s an opportunity for people to see the products, hear the story and for us to be able to show first-hand the quality of British manufacturing we have embraced here with the homeware and cooking range.
    Tom Kerridge
    Professional Chef, The Great British Exchange
  • We love the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere at Harrogate. It’s a must for buyers and a showcase for Yorkshire hospitality. We always enjoy the whole show experience, seeing new faces and meeting with some of our regular suppliers in person.
    Chris Fox & Julia Keeling
    Wishes of Cudworth, near Barnsley