The Gift of the Year 2020 competition will officially be launched at this year’s Home and Gift in Harrogate. The Giftware Association will be using the industry’s favourite show as a platform to launch the competition, now Its 42nd year.
This is the largest award in the gift and home industry, spanning 20 categories of giftware, homeware and personal fashion. Whether you attend major trade fairs or not, operate on a small or large scale, your best new products will be more than welcome.
Eligible products are those that will be available to market from February 2020 all the way to the end of the year. There is no longer any restriction on how old the product can be, but remember that if the judges have seen something before they may not vote for it a second time.
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After the political turmoil of recent months, this year’s Stationery Show, which ran in London’s Business Design Centre (30 April and 1 May) enjoyed a ‘stimulating and positive two days’ says event manager Hazel Fieldwick.
The show brings together the UK’s key stationery suppliers, brands and retailers and influencers to enjoy two stationery focused days – right in the middle of National Stationery Week (29 April – 5 May).
“I can happily say it was the buzziest show yet”, commented Barry Heath of Tallon International.
Nikki Devine of long-standing exhibitors, Studio Pens, which also won the ‘Everyday Writing Instruments’ with their new ‘Frosted’ Kaweco Sport Series pen, agreed, saying “Thanks for another great show - our best year yet I think!” Amanda Walker of the award-winning Cult Pens commented, “We identified some really interesting new opportunities. A great show and to have this topped by winning an award made the day even more superb!” The Stationery Trends Hub, newly located to the centre of the show floor this year, was a huge hit with visitors and exhibitors alike. The team of trend forecasters at Scarlet Opus research and devise the display, offer Trend Tours of the show and run trend presentations for visitors.