Gifts Today magazine

BCTF set for 45th year

Best of British crafts to be showcased at Yorkshire Event Centre

Showcasing the best of British crafts, the BCTF is heading into its 45th year with the next outing at the Yorkshire Event Centre in April.

The British Craft Trade Fair offers a broad variety of product categories, including greetings cards, stationery, calendars, journals, art prints and fine art, gifts, jewellery, glassware, metalwork, ceramics, fashion accessories and homewares.

Running across Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, April 7-9, This is the perfect event for retailers seeking exciting British-designed and made products with sound provenance and strong heritage values.

BCTF will host hundreds of creative designer-makers at the state-of-the-art venueon the outskirts of Harrogate with trade prices for the unique handmade works on display starting from a few pounds so there is something for everyone – all exhibitors are guaranteed to be working from Great Britain and Ireland.

Show organiser Margeret Bunn said: '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.

'This research is backed up by strong anecdotal feedback we receive from retailers visiting the show and followers on our social media sites. If ever there was a time to support our heritage industries and homespun designer-makers, then this is it!'

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