16-19 July 2017

The Great Northern Retail Forum

Great Northern Retail Forum

We understand that time taken away from your store is precious, so we extended the Great Northern Retail Forum to cover three days at the 2016 event and packed it full of valuable insight and inspiration. 

The 2016 show saw visitors gain expert advice from the likes of Google, John Lewis, Tom Kerridge and many more. The videos will be released soon so follow us on social media to be the first to know!  

Keynote speakers for 2016: 

  • David Green, Retail Industry Manager, Google 
  • Tom Kerridge, professional chef and TV host
  • Katherine Owen Fowler, DM Fashion & VM, John Lewis Partnership York


Watch the 2016 seminar videos here!

Our 2016 host: David Kukadia

David Kukadia 

David Kukadia, Head of Creativity and Marketing, also known as ‘Diamond Dave’, is a fully qualified GIA diamond grader, has spent many years in international destinations carrying out his passion for this trade.

Spearheading and organising UK Pavillions at the major trade exhibitions worldwide, such as NY NOW, Hong Kong Int. Jewellery show, Jewellery Arabia, HK Premium and Gift Fair, and Ambiente to name but a few.

With Davids extensive experience and knowledge within Jewellery and Giftware, he takes pride in accelerating the GA to new heights and beyond.


  • Selfridges has visited Home & Gift for over 4 years. We visit to hunt for exciting new Christmas gifts, stationery, greetings cards and wrapping, along with catching up with our current suppliers and talking through their new ranges. The new trend driven areas that showcase new brands are my favourite parts of the show.
    Eleanor Gregory
    Assistant Buyer – Home Accessories, Stationery & Christmas, Selfridges
  • 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