Taking place from 7th-9th April, this year's British Craft Trade Fair is the largest event of its kind, focusing exclusively on British-made artisan products.
Now in its 45th year, the show will host hundreds of designer-makers at the Yorkshire Event Centre. Products on display will include handmade ceramics, porcelain, fashion accessories, jewellery, hand-blown glass, metalwork, woodwork, greetings cards and fine art. Trade prices will start from a few pounds and all exhibitors are guaranteed to work within Great Britain and Ireland.
The show's organisers can also provide advice and support for fledgling designers who wish to grow their business in a sustainable way.
"Research from organisations such as Which? and Barclays has shown that the consumer appetite for authentic British products is running at an all-time high, as people look to support more local, sustainable businesses and seek beautifully designed products which they know are of sound provenance,” says show organiser Margeret Bunn. “This research is backed up by strong anecdotal feedback we are receiving from retailers visiting the show and followers on our social media sites. If ever there was a time to support our heritage industries and British designer-makers this is it.”
The annual BCTF Awards will take place on Monday 8th April. There will also be a range of guest speakers including Ian Retallick, founder of training company Specialist Retailers.
With more than 9,000 British designer-makers registered, the BCTF has been showcasing the best of British Craft and Art for the past 44 years. New additions to the 2019 Exhibitor List include Chien Couture - Hand-signed limited edition and original artwork by British artist Selina Cassidy, Cinda Clark Design - a Berkshire based design studio that creates bold, luxury scarves, homewares and gifts inspired by geometric shape, Art Deco colour and world travels and Gin Durham Ceramics.
For more information log on to: www.bctf.co.uk