Industry veteran Alison Graham joins Clarion Retail

Posted by Louise Prance on 21 December 2023

Clarion Retail has announced the appointment of Alison Graham, who will spearhead the commercial team on flagship tradeshow Home & Gift.

Visitors to Home & Gift Graham joins Clarion having spent more than two decades working at Spring and Autumn Fair and more recently on logistics event, Deliver, and brings a wealth of experience and contacts to the role.

Clarion Retail Show Manager David Westbrooke said: "I'm thrilled to welcome Alison to the team – having worked with her previously, I know without doubt that she is the perfect person to help drive our portfolio forward; her impressive event experience combined with strong relationships across the retail industry reinforces our campaign to deliver the best possible customer experience."

Graham added: "It's fantastic to be joining Clarion at such an exciting time, and a pleasure to be working on an event I can truly believe in. I've lost count of the number of times that I've visited Home & Gift over the years, and I'm excited to be there this time as an organiser instead!"

Graham joins Clarion Retail a pivotal moment, with Home & Gift having seen a double-digit visitor increase in 2023, and with the 2024 edition already 75 percent sold after just three months. Following a record on-site rebooking in July, combined with a host of new and lapsed brands returning for next year - including Elizabeth Scarlett, Half Moon Bay, Jackie Brazil, Jardinopia, Price's Patent Candles, Soctopus, Sophos, The School of Life, Trixie Baby and Upper Canada UK - the stage is set for another tremendous year in Harrogate.

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