HARROGATE HOME & GIFT BUYERS FESTIVAL
The Harrogate Home and Gift Buyers Festival is an annual show in the heart of Yorkshire at Harrogate Convention Centre. The show is an amazing place to grab all your inspiration for the upcoming seasons and to network, buy or exhibit. In summer 2019, I had the pleasure of attending the Home and Gift show as a speaker on the well known ‘Shop Talk’ panel. Shop Talk is a section within the show where industry professionals can network with other likeminded people and talk about their experiences to an audience. I was invited to talk alongside bloggers ‘Elisha Blogs’ and ‘Harrogate Girl’ to discuss all things social media and how to master your social media tool kit!
“When you’re wearing all the hats in your business, marketing can easily become an afterthought – our panel aims to simplify your relationship to marketing your business and master your social media with inspiring content and communication in the real world.”
With working in social media and marketing and being new to the blogging world, it was really amazing to be able to share my knowledge and experience with others. Giving ‘tips and tricks’ to small business owners who may be juggling all the roles in the businesses world.
The show has 100’s of exhibitors each year from retail, hospitality and more. Even though the festival takes place in July, it is focused on Autumn/Winter 19 collections so trend forecasting is in full swing and collecting colour pallets for the upcoming season. It is really great to see the love and passion behind each unique brand with a lot of the exhibitors being small businesses. There is something for everybody and a great starting point for somebody wanting to start their own businesses but not sure where to start.
I am super excited for 2020’s Home and Gift Show and to see what is to come, if you are interested in the event whether it is to exhibit or visit you can stay up to date with all the latest news here.