Sponsors and Partners

Spring Fair

Spring Fair is the UK’s No.1 trade show for gift and home, welcoming more than 60,000 visitors through the doors of Birmingham NEC, over the course of 5 days. Connecting people and products for 40 years, Spring Fair attracts a purchase power of £2.4 billion, making it a must-do for over 2,500 exhibitors with must-have items and a must-see for buyers across independents, multiples, e-Commerce and more.
Officially opened by the Queen at the NEC in 1976, Spring Fair has a history of high standards.
W - http://www.springfair.com/
T - +44 (0)203 033 2151
E – Spring.FairSales@ascential.com

Autumn Fair

Launched in September 1990, Autumn Fair is now celebrated as the season’s number one wholesale gift and home trade show and is a must-attend event for UK and international buyers. Independents, multiples and online retailers visit Autumn Fair to look for the most brilliant new products and innovations ahead of Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day and Spring.
W http://www.autumnfair.com/
T - +44 (0)203 033 2403
E – help@ascentialassist.com

Paul Felton

Paul Felton is our Graphic designer who redesigned our new brand, giving us the identity as it is today. He has also designed aspects of our website and brightened up our literature. As well as being an accompanied designer he also produces his own work and is a massive fan of typography in design.
W - http://paulfelton.co.uk/
T - +44(0)7891 222 318
E – paulfeltondesign@gmail.com

ITD Global

ITD Global is an established international freight logistics and express courier specialist with offices spread in strategic areas all over the world. You can have the peace of mind of knowing that we have offices globally to assist you. We will ensure you get a great service from us, wherever you may be and whatever you wish to transport.
W - http://www.itdglobal.com/
T - +44 (0)333 320 9993
E – cc@itdglobal.com

Merchant Money

Looking for some flexible business finance? We're the specialist provider of business loans and merchant cash advances to SME’s across the UK. With over 4 years of experience our dedicated lending experts offer a premium service for a competitive price, often lending to those businesses that banks simply will not support. We offer unsecured and secured business loans and we have recently launched a flexible alternative for businesses that accept card payments: Merchant Cash Advances, starting at £5,000. The beauty of this product is that repay at your own pace. Instead of a fixed monthly repayment, you repay via a small percentage of future card transactions. When business is slow, you pay less. For more information and applications, leave some details on our website and we will call you within the hour to discuss your needs.
W - https://www.merchantmoney.co.uk/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=giftwareassociation
T – 0800 848 8480
E – contact@merchantmoney.co.uk

TH March

Best known as the foremost brokers for the jewellery trade, offering a wide range of products. Experienced in meeting the insurance needs of retailers, designers, manufacturers, makers, collectors, repairers and wearers, who are all part of the UK's diverse and vibrant jewellery scene. T H March also offers a wide range of commercial and personal insurance products to suit the needs and requirements of all kinds of people and organisations. Insurance cover for your business, home, your life, health or any other precious possession, please talk to us first here at T H March.
W - http://www.thmarch.co.uk/
T – – 01722 855 555
E – insurance@thmarch.co.uk

Farm Shop & Deli Show

Farm Shop & Deli Show is a market leading event where over 450 leading suppliers and over 3,500 switch-on visitors from the speciality retail industry come together every year to find a fresh point of difference. It’s the renowned go-to event for key buyers from businesses such as farm shops, delicatessens, speciality food halls, garden centres and local shops. So, if you’re looking to supply gift products to speciality retailers in this sector, this is a great place to do business. Taking place 8 - 10 April 2019, Farm Shop & Deli Show will run alongside National Convenience Show, The Forecourt Show and The Ingredients Show at NEC Birmingham. With access to all four leading trade events visitors can uncover exciting product launches, the hottest trends and top talent, as well as source new opportunities and inspiration to maximise their offering. Find out how you can be part of it in 2019.
W - http://www.farmshopanddelishow.co.uk/
T – 01293 610228
E – mat.rose@wrbm.com

Farm Shop & Deli Awards

Free to enter, the Farm Shop & Deli Awards, in partnership with The Grocer, are highly respected in the industry for playing an important role in supporting, and celebrating, the UK’s independent, specialist retail market. The Farm Shop & Deli Awards are a fantastic way for specialist retailers in the food and drink sector to showcase all the great work you and your team are doing nationally and with your local customers. Visit the Awards website to find out more and enter.
W - https://www.farmshopanddelishow.co.uk/awards
T – 01293 610235
E – Antonia.green@wrbm.com

The Stationery Show

The London Stationery Show offers buyers the biggest selection of writing and paper products from around the world all in one place, with everything from the everyday to high end. It’s easy to see what’s new and who’s new, and make the best possible use of your time. There are a lot of exhibitors and brands at the Stationery Show that you won’t see at other UK events – over two thirds are exclusive to the London Stationery Show. - See more at: http://www.stationeryshow.co.uk/#sthash.muZFAOUJ.dpuf
W - www.stationeryshow.co.uk/"
T – +44(0)20 7772 8461
E – vanessafortnam@thepressofficeltd.com

Chip and Pin Solutions

As the UK’s Number 1 Card Payment Provider, Chip & PIN Solutions provide a unique one-stop-shop for anyone wishing to accept card payments. We offer the latest and most secure card machines in addition to an industry leading, full in-house support service. Unlike other card payment providers, our card machines are rigorously tested and are accredited by all major UK banks. They can accept all major credit and debit cards, have contactless functionality and accept Apple Pay and Android Pay. We also supply e-commerce products that allow our customers to take their businesses online.
W - https://www.valitor.com/
T – +44(0)20 7772 8461
E – info@chipandpinsolutions.co.uk

Going Global Live

Going Global is Europe's leading show for businesses that are looking to expand internationally, export products or set up overseas operations.
W - http://www.goinggloballive.co.uk/>
T – 0117 929 6088
E – simon.chicken@prysmgroup.co.uk


Pulse is a beautiful curated, boutique trade event for inspiring new gifts, modern living and fashion accessories taking place 14-16 May at Olympia London. It is designed for busy buyers who are searching for the next must-have product or the freshest design talent. Held at a less hectic time of the year Pulse has a strong emphasis on emerging designer-makers, unseen international brands and new launches across all product sectors, allowing you to source extraordinary products in one easy, buying location. 2017 will see the launch of Makers, the first trade event dedicated to emerging creative talent and Brands, a must-attend edit of exciting new launches from 30 of the industry’s leading brands. Pulse is all about making an impact so there’s no doubt you will find great products that will do really well in your stores.
W - www.pulse-london.com
T – 0207 384 8166
E – florence.decarteret@wrbm.com

3D Wines

3D Wines introduced the concept of renting a row of vines 25 years ago. Since that time, they have become a well-known unique gift business and wine specialists with a knack for seeking out great vineyards and wines crafted with real passion and flair. Share in the fun of ‘owning’ a vineyard but without the hard work. Renting a row of vines gives you the year-round enjoyment of drinking the fruits of your vineyard at members’ prices. Choose vines in prestigious and world famous wine regions such as St-Émilion, Champagne, Sancerre, Gevrey-Chambertin, Fleurie, Sancerre or Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Best of all, take a trip and visit your winemaker. As a ‘Vineyard Partner’ you will receive an especially warm welcome, and during your tour and tasting, your winemaker will reveal to you the mysteries of how and why these classic crus taste so delicious. You can also attend one of 3D’s many exclusively organised, fun, wine-related events in France – such as truffle hunting, champagne blending or picnics in the vines.
W - www.my3dvines.com
T – 01205 820745
E – info@3dwines.com


Expert, International and even more in touch with the latest trends: Tendence is the international platform for retailers and buyers for large-scale consumer goods outlets. Whether its outdoor living, the customer journey or the future of bricks and mortar retail – We give ample space to the topics that interest you. With new concepts, exhibitions and this magazine. For your success I both the analogue and the digital worlds.
W – http://tendence.messefrankfurt.com/frankfurt/en/besucher/willkommen.html
T – +49 69 75 75-0
E - katie.gray@uk.messefrankfurt.com

Finance My Business

Access to Finance is important for any Small Business owner and there is now a record number of Lenders to Business across the U.K. Over the last six years the supply of funds for SME’s has grown phenomenally. The ability to borrow for any business is not an issue, it is the awareness and access that is the most difficult issue we need to overcome. Finance My Business Online can help you as small business owners to find these sources of finance for your business. FinancemyBusinessonline in partnership with the GA gives access to over 100 Lenders to the UK business community including the High Street banks, new challenger banks, all the specialist Lenders, through to some real specialist niche lenders to SME’s, as well as to the Crowd Funding and Peer to Peer market.
W – https://financemybusinessonline.co.uk/ga-uk
T – 020 3096 2639
E - fr@finpoint.co.uk

Top Drawer Autumn

Top UK and International design-led brands present a host of exclusive new launches at Top Drawer Autumn/Winter 17 (A/W17) A new adventure in design begins with an unrivalled world class edit of the very best design-led products across the unique worlds of Home, Gift, Fashion and Craft. An expertly curated pick of over 1,500 exceptional top brands and new talents, makes Top Drawer the destination of choice for discerning buyers this September. More new brands, more new products, more new talent…
W – http://www.topdrawer.co.uk/
T – +44 (0)20 7384 7798
E - angelina.s@clarionevents.com

Choice Marketing

Choice Marketing is a leading Buying & Marketing Group of 39 likeminded, committed member garden centres, who work together for the common cause – to retain a serious presence within the independent sector of the garden centre industry. The membership spans the whole of the UK and has a combined turnover of more than £100m. Choice has always been best known within the Sundries and Growing Media sectors. However, Choice is now actively looking to increase its supplier base and terms offering within the broader Giftware sector, as its members further diversify their product ranges and allocate more space to giftware and associated product categories. Choice Marketing is non-profit making, totally owned by its members, with all monies that comes in by way of supplier/advertising/marketing contributions, or rebates, being entirely distributed back to the members.
W – http://choice-marketing.co.uk/
E - info@choice-marketing.co.uk

Giftware Gazette

Bringing innovation and the latest offerings straight to your door each month, Giftware Gazette reaches out to the independent industry. Giftware Gazette keeps retailers and industry members up-to-date with the latest news and trends. The monthly title provides the perfect opportunity for manufactures to grow their brand awareness within the sector and promote new innovations. Giftware Gazette can provide a platform to expose creative new products to an ever growing market. Featuring business news, industry profiles, must-stock items, as well as expert opinions, Giftware Gazette provides readers with a selection of content to enhance their business.
W – http://www.giftwaregazette.com/
E - domonique@giftwaregazette.com
T – 020 3515 0208

Giving and Living

Giving & Living is the largest Gift and Home trade show in the South West and covers more Coast than anyone else. The 2018 show, which takes place at the Westpoint Exhibition Centre, Exeter, runs from Sunday 14th January to Wednesday 17th January. This is a vibrant trade show, with a strong focus on the coastal tourism sector. Giving & Living presents an unrivalled selection of products for retail buyers, from bags to books, cards to clothing, maps to mugs, and soaps to sculpture, at a wide range of price points. Meet existing suppliers, discover new ones, place orders for the coming year, and build partnerships for the future. From gifts that can be personalised for your venue, to those that reflect the UK’s unique heritage, Giving & Living has it all.
W – https://givingliving.co.uk/

Exhibitors Only

Exhibitors Only is an inbox magazine and website that promotes best trade show marketing: www.exhibitorsonly.biz All content is written specifically for people who look after trade show participation for their companies. And as most readers are not full-time events managers, we provide actionable information in an easy to assimilate format. Subscription is FREE. As a subscriber you will receive new ideas, proven tactics and actionable strategies from leading exhibitors and trade show experts. Plus you will also be invited to networking and training events where you can meet with fellow event marketeers. For a copy of our FREE white paper "15 Steps To Effective Trade Show Participation" use this link - http://www.exhibitorsonly.biz/trade-show-advice/.
W – http://www.exhibitorsonly.biz/
E - david@exhibitorsonly.biz
T – 020 3633 4665

Insights X

Insights-X in Nuremberg (Germany) is an up-and-coming trade show for stationery & gift articles, office supplies and paper- developed for and with the industry. Since its launch in 2015, Insights-X has recorded rapid growth and the show has gained further prominent national and international industry names as exhibitors for its third edition in 2017. The trade fair takes place in October, the perfect time for industry-professionals and decision makers to place orders for the coming business year (Back to school, Christmas and the new year). Insights-X has thus become an important meeting point for the whole industry in autumn. Become part of the success and join us in Nuremberg from the 5th – 8th of October 2017.
W - https://www.insights-x.com/en/
T - +44 (0)203 375 8230
E - spielwarenmesse@pattern.co.uk

Food and Gift Show

Taking place in June at Cranmore Park Exhibition Centre is the new Food and Gift Show, hosted by leading buying group Associated Independent Stores (AIS). Designed specifically for independent retailers the show will offer everything buyers need to complete their Autumn, Winter and festive food and gift buying, with exhibitors featuring ranges across categories such as Gift Food, Home Fragrance, Cards and Wrap, Confectionary and Speciality Spirits. AIS Members’ only show admittance is on 5th June. The show will then be open to ALL trade on 6th June. Admission, parking, lunch and refreshments are complimentary to all independent buyers.
W - http://www.foodandgiftshow.co.uk/
T - 0121 683 1478
E - show@foodandgiftshow.co.uk

Cielo Blu Events

Based in the United Kingdom, we're proud to represent our partners; Two very distinctive and accomplished international exhibition organizers, Fiera Milano, IFP Group. Our constant analysis of international markets and buying trends, coupled with listening to our customers, we assist UK businesses navigate to the most suitable, and profitable international exhibitions organized by our partners. Our partners deliver leading, trade-only exhibitions in the following countries; Italy, Lebanon, Qatar and Oman, creating a pathway for UK exhibitors to access to these markets.
W - http://www.cieloblu-events.com
T - 0333 00 672 59
T - 07944 18 7762
E - benjamin@cieloblu-events.com


Our aim is to make the web and computers as easy as possible to use for our clients. We've been successful in doing this since 2004 and are proud to be in our second decade. We are based in Derby, but serve clients all over the UK and all over the world. ph9 was originally started by Rob Watson in 2004, offering websites for a very wide range of clients. As we now have such a wide variety of clients, we have created sub-brands uporium, Antiques Web Design and Auctioneer Web Design so we can best serve their specific needs in addition to ph9.
W - https://www.ph9.com/
T – 01332 898 429


TrendSet is the International Trade Fair for Interiors, Inspiration and Lifestyle in Munich. As the largest trade fair of its kind in the southern German-speaking region, TrendSet attracts around 35,000 trade visitors per year in January and July from buyers and top decision-makers in all forms of retailing. Here, big and small businesses, industry leaders, niche suppliers and newcomers show the whole variety of trend products from the Interiors and Lifestyle world
W - https://trendset.de/en/
T – +49 (0)89 462 2465
E - info@trendset.de