On Friday 27th March 2020, The NHS chief executive, Sir Simon Stevens announced the commissioning of Manchester Central Convention Complex (MCC) as a ‘Nightingale’ hospital to support the NHS in its efforts to manage the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Organisers of Manchester Furniture Show, set to take place at the venue between 19th and 21st July, have commented on this significant move.
Event Director Cleere Scamell said “Late on Friday we received notification that Manchester Central Complex is to be commissioned as a temporary field hospital to support the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite coronavirus and the emergency situation world-wide, by now more than 670 exhibitors have decided to attend Christmasworld in Frankfurt am Main from 29 January to 2 February 2021. This means that 90 percent of the exhibition space is already filled.
This underlines the fact that the consumer-goods sector is looking optimistically towards the time following the corona crisis. In this mood the encounter format of a trade fair is playing a decisive role in re-launching from a position of strength into the new season of 2021. "Our exhibitors and visitors can benefit from personal interchange at Christmasworld 2020, until our lives have reached normality again. Until then it is a matter of survival for our high-street retailers that they should serve their customers online as well", says Eva Olbrich, Christmasworld Director at Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH.
Forget the chocolate this Easter and go for a sweet gift that little ones will adore. This super soft and fluffy hooded towel is sure to be a firm favourite with little Easter bunnies.
Children will find the floppy bunny ears irresistible and will love snuggling in the warm, soft fabric before hopping into bed. Not only is it perfect for enticing children out of the bath they will love taking it to the pool or the beach on their Easter holidays.
These snuggly towels are made with Cuddledry's signature blend of incredibly soft bamboo and cotton towelling and are soft as a feather and so absorbent they dry children in a matter of moments, leaving them ready for lots of snuggling and cuddling.
The only problem will be catching your little rabbit to take it off and get them dressed, as they hop away happy, cosy and warm.
Iconic British ceramics brand Emma Bridgewater has secured an £8m investment from BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing businesses, to support further UK growth and international expansion.
Founded in 1984, Emma Bridgewater designs and manufactures hand-decorated pottery and a wide selection of home products. It was established by Emma after she was unable to find the right gift for her mother’s birthday and to this day the pottery products are handmade in a renovated 19th Century factory in Stoke-on-Trent. Its products are are sold through its website, own stores, as well as wholesale customers such as John Lewis and Next. More recently, the Emma Bridgewater brand has diversified into glassware, stationery, picnic-ware, wallpaper and fabrics. Revenues have grown to over £20m in 2019, with EBITDA of over £2m.
Due to the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and current government advice, Ocean Media Group has confirmed its decision to postpone London Stationery Show which was due to take place in April.
The new date is 11 September 2020 and the show will still take place at its usual venue, the Business Design Centre in Islington, London. All existing registrations will remain in place for the rescheduled date and pre-registration will stay open to enable visitors to register for fast-track entry on arrival at the event.
Event Director, Alex Butler commented “Whilst we would have loved for the show to take place next month, at this present time our number one priority is the health and well-being of our visitors, exhibitors, staff and their families. We are very sad to have to postpone but in light of the current pandemic and clear government guidelines re-scheduling is the best course of action.”