Scotland’s Trade Fair Autumn has had another successful show with strong orders, high quality products and an innovative line-up of exhibitors.
Held at the SECC from 20th - 21st September, this show was the last chance for most retailers and buyers to make pre-Christmas orders. With a steady flow of visitors over the two days, exhibitors reported that they'd taken good orders, had some excellent leads and enjoyed meeting with their retailers and buyers, both existing and new.
With a healthy mix of established companies such as Ladycrow Silks, Tartan Twist, Apple to Pears and Highland Stoneware and new companies such RJB Stone with its large selection of commercial gifts, Earth Squared, Hallmark Cards, and Helen Russell Creations - there was gifts, jewellery, fashion accessories and toiletries to suit all retailers.
The Launch Gallery for new, young companies attracted many retailers with some very innovative exhibitors such as Claire Baird's delightful animal designed gifts, Mairead Hume Harris Tweed Golf Collection and Pop up Designs (image from Pop Up Designs shown here).
What exhibitors had to say about the show:
“We took a steady number of orders and were particularly pleased to see the loyalty and commitment that Scottish retailers and buyers have to this show. They all visit the show and are already looking forward to the Spring Show,” said Stephen Clayton from Pell Mell, leather and tweed goods.
Mark Saunders, Director of the Show said: “We've had a positive reception from buyers and exhibitors with strong orders being written and quality leads being taken. There's a quiet confidence for the Christmas sales period and visitors were pleased with what was on offer at the show.”
Catherine Geddes from RJB Stone added: “This is our first Scottish Show and we are really happy with the interest in our products and the high number of orders we have. We'll be back again.”
Lisa Fowler from Scarlet Ribbons gift shop said: “This show is a no brainer for any Scottish gift/jewellery retailer, online or with a shop. It's a friendly, easy-to-access show and we always write good orders.”
Scottish Autumn Trade Fair is organised by Springboard Events
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Posted: 7 October 2015
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