BUY-FROM BRITAIN: INTERNATIONAL SPRING FAIR
 
 
 
 

In 2018 we took 12 Shropshire businesses new to trade shows to the International Spring Fair, the UK’s largest home and gift trade show. This opportunity was as a direct result of our partnership with the Giftware Association. This collaboration meant that we were able to offer these independent businesses pre-built exhibition space as part of our 130 square foot stand in Hall 5 at a vastly discounted rate. We also gave them trade show, retail, pricing and marketing training support before, during and after the show so that they were able to maximise their experience. 

In 2019, Buy-From Britain returned to the Spring Fair with the Giftware Association. The collaboration between The Giftware Association and Buy-From Britain celebrates producers, designers and creators who are showcasing their unique and innovative products. Both organisations share the same passion for discovering new talent, nurturing it and helping these businesses thrive.


 
What an incredible opportunity! We grabbed it with both hands and were delighted with the 5 days at the Spring Fair. It is an excellent way to attend for the first time something of this scale. With Buy-From’s support, guidance and assistance we had a wonderful time. Everyone including the Giftware Association bent over backwards to make us welcome and introduce as many of their contacts as possible. To arrive on Saturday to set up and find out that all I needed to do was to arrange my products on my specially built pod was a complete dream. I learnt so much and to be able to keep my stand at the end was the icing on the cake. I am now following up and making the most of all the contacts that I collected to ensure that not one stone is left unturned!
— Camillia Lywood, What a Pickle! at Spring Fair 2019
“The Buy-From and Giftware Association collaboration meant that I was able to exhibit at the Spring Fair for the first time, an opportunity that would have been financially prohibitive without their support. The experience was incredible - I secured two international distributors, three licensing contracts and a string of new retail outlets, including the National Trust and Edinburgh Zoo. The team were incredibly supportive throughout and enabled me to understand how to make the best of the show and how to best communicate with and follow up the leads I obtained during the week.”
— Meg Hawkins, Meg Hawkins Artist at Spring Fair 2018