Gifts Today magazine

Wales Spring Fair 2019

Whatever your retail focus may be, this show offers an unmissable opportunity for buyers to stock up on the latest must-have items

It’s already that time of year again when Venue Cymru is busy preparing for their annual trade show, the Wales Spring Fair, offering a fabulous opportunity for exhibitors to showcase their latest best-selling products.

Now in its 40th year, the show is growing from strength to strength attracting new exhibitors as well as all the usual favourites. Situated in the heart of North Wales, Llandudno is a beautiful Victorian town that comes alive every January during Wales Spring Fair.

The show has now cemented its place as Wales’s premier home and gift show and this has been recognised by exhibitors with a steady increase in new exhibitors taking stand space every year. With these constant new additions the show ensures that there will always be something fresh and exciting for the buyers.

Wales Spring Fair is such a great opportunity for designer-makers who are interested in developing commercial trade prospects. Pretty Beautiful, who first exhibited in 2014, wanted to develop their business further by venturing into the world of trade shows and are now a firm favourite amongst buyers. Lyndsay Carter, proprietor of Pretty Beautiful, said: ‘Wales Spring Fair has opened up an entire new market for us, allowing us to take our business to the next level. Although smaller in size to other trade shows it has the huge advantages of not being so daunting to visitors, and most importantly, allowing you to really build personal and lasting relationships with your customers. Wales Spring Fair has become a large part of our business over the last few years and we certainly can’t see that changing any time soon’.

Lots of other favourite exhibitors are all set to return in 2019 including Pendragon Wales, Manav UK Ltd, TY UK Ltd, On Track Wholesale and Pageant Wood Craft. The show is also welcoming back Cadwyn, Brookwood Powys and Vanilla jewellery all who have now become loyal exhibitors to Wales Spring Fair, showcasing all of their latest product ranges.

In response to increasing demand from buyers searching for high quality products, the Wales Spring Fair team have worked tirelessly to carefully source new exhibitors. New additions to the show this year include Spice Kitchen with a range of unique spices and GlowBeanie with their exciting line of beanie hats, enhancing the already wide selection of different products available at the show.

Excellent feedback has been received from both exhibitors and buyers every year since Venue Cymru took over the running of the show in 2012, each year this is taken on board to continue making the show bigger and better.
Wales Spring Fair Event Manager Adrian La Trobe explains: ‘Last year’s buyers specified a range of product areas that they would like to see more of at the Wales Spring Fair. One of the ranges that kept being requested were hand-crafted and design-led gift and homeware so this is where we have concentrated our focus’.

Wales Spring Fair Marketing Officer, Anwen Jones said: ‘By including these unique products we hope to attract buyers from retail outlets who may not have previously recognised what the Wales Spring Fair had to offer them’.

Agencies including the Federation for Small Businesses and Grŵp Retail Skills Academy will also be exhibiting at the Wales Spring Fair 2019, offering free help and advice to retailers over the duration of the show.

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