Home & Gift gives buyers an early start to the new season

July 2005 sees the return of Home & Gift to Harrogate in the north of England. As the first show for the autumn season, Home & Gift is aimed at buyers keen to source the latest products in time for Ch…

July 2005 sees the return of Home & Gift to Harrogate in the north of England. As the first show for the autumn season, Home & Gift is aimed at buyers keen to source the latest products in time for Christmas and beyond. With over 1000 exhibitors, visitors do not have to wait for the rush of the September shows to fulfil their buying needs. Seventy percent of exhibitors will be using Home & Gift as a platform to launch and exhibit new product. In 2005, Home & Gift is expanding in three significant new areas: the Interior Accessories Marquee located in the grounds of the Ladies College which will focus on interior accessories and soft furnishings, the Gift Marquee at the Cairn Hotel which will showcase general and design-led gifts, and the brand new Queens Suite at the Harrogate International Centre which will be dedicated to jewellery. This development and growth will enable Home & Gift to accommodate a greater number of exhibitors and comes as a direct response to the ever-growing demand for exhibitor space. The china & glass offering continues to grow in both the Majestic Hotel and George Hotel, giving buyers the opportunity to source beautiful designs from classic china and glass to contemporary ceramics and tableware. Major suppliers will include Denby Pottery, Royal Doulton, Lladro, Nao, Caithness Glass, Royal Crown Derby and Country Artists.