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Best of British crafts at BCTF

The British Craft Trade Fair, which takes place in April, is the perfect event for retailers seeking exciting British designed products with sound provenance and strong heritage values

The British Craft Trade Fair (BCTF) will showcase the very best of British crafts across a huge variety of product categories, including: Jewellery, glassware, metalwork, fine art, greetings cards, ceramics, fashion accessories and homewares.

BCTF is the perfect sourcing event for independent retailers and galleries seeking exciting British products that are guaranteed to be of sound provenance and with strong heritage values, manufactured using sustainable techniques.

Every exhibitor at the show is guaranteed to be designing and making their products in Great Britain or Ireland, creating their beautiful wares with local rather than mass markets in mind.

Now in its 45th year, BCTF will host hundreds of creative designer-makers in a fabulous state of the art venue that benefits from plenty of free on-site parking and is easily accessible by road or rail. Trade prices for the unique handmade works on display start from just a few pounds and range up into the higher end for exclusive one-off pieces, meaning there is an excellent breadth of choice and something for everyone.

Show organiser, Margeret Bunn, says: ‘Research 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 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 designer-makers, then this is it!

‘We are very excited about this year’s show and will once again hold the annual BCTF Awards on the Monday evening as well as welcoming some great speakers to our buyer and exhibitor seminars including Ian Retallick, the founder of Specialist Retailers, a training company aimed at transforming independent retailers into highly-sought after specialist retailers’.

Fact File
7-9 April 2019
Where: Yorkshire Event Centre, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

Shown: Katfish Designs, Stand N37

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