Looking For Products To Sell? UK Trade Exhibition Directory

Every year in the UK there are dozens of trade exhibitions showcasing a wealth of fantastic productsand for those just starting out in business they are a must. I have outlined some of the best in the list below and have visited a number of them myself.

If anyone has any questions about any of the shows please ask and I will do my best to help.


Harrogate Christmas & Gift

When – 10th to the 13th January 2016

Where – Harrogate, Yorkshire
About – Harrogate Christmas & Gift has gone from strength to strength in recent years and is the now considered the most important trade show for buyers from numerous sectors including garden centres, tourist attractions, heritage centres, gift shops, High Street retailers and many more.
Link – http://www.harrogatefair.com/


Harrogate Home & Gift+

When – TBC (normally in July)
Where – Harrogate, Yorkshire
About – Whether you’re looking for design-led or general gifts, Home & Gift will help you stock your store with thousands of products you won’t find anywhere else this summer. With over 400 dedicated gift exhibitors showcasing their new launches, you can buy your gift stock earlier and prepare for your most profitable season yet.
Link – http://www.homeandgift.co.uk/


nurseryfairlogo2016Harrogate Nursery Fair

When – 20th to the 22nd March 2016
Where – Harrogate, Yorkshire
About – Harrogate Nursery Fair is the UK’s premier nursery trade event attracting almost every manufacturer and supplier of baby goods in the UK and has the deserved reputation as the first port of call for retailers and buyers looking for new and innovative baby products from pregnancy, baby goods and accessories to wheeled goods, infant car seats and nursery furniture with a diverse array of products with almost everything you could possibly require for children from birth to four years, including pre-school toys and gift ranges.
Link – http://www.nurseryfair.com/


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When – 7th to the 11th February 2016
Where – NEC Birmingham
About – Spring Fair International is your key buying opportunity to source the hottest new products, discover the latest trends and meet over 3,000 suppliers at Europe’s most comprehensive gift show.
Link – http://www.springfair.com/



download (7)Autumn Fair

When – TBC (Normally September)
Where – NEC Birmngham
About – With an astounding 29,000 visitors from the UK and overseas and an incredible 1,400+ exhibitors, Autumn Fair introduces some of the world’s best brands to some of the industry’s best retailers – a high quality audience of switched on buyers from key multiples, independents, online retailers and department stores.
Link – http://www.autumnfair.com/


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When – 17th to the 19th January 2016
Where – Olympia London
About – At Top Drawer, you will find the products that will make your store stand out from the rest. Bringing together an inspirational showcase of thousands of carefully selected British and international suppliers and designer-makers, Top Drawer is London’s largest design-led gift trade event.
Link – http://www.topdrawer.co.uk/



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Leisure Industries Week

When – TBC (normally September)
Where – NEC Birmingham
About – LIW is the UK’s number one leisure industry exhibition. It represents all sectors of the leisure industry from wet leisure, fitness, nutrition, soft play, active recreation, group training and much more. LIW is a dedicated trade show, attracting a diverse cross section of leading industry figures and key decision makers. Split into distinct zones to cater for all operators, visitors can enjoy varied and engaging streams.
Link – http://www.liw.co.uk/




Glee – The Garden Retail Show

When – TBC (normally September
Where – NEC Birmingham
About – The Garden Retail Show is an exhibition dedicated to ideas, new products, seminars, opportunities and attractions for the pet and garden sectors including garden care materials and tools, garden machinery, garden plants, garden design products, pet food, pet housing and pet accessories.
Link – http://www.gleebirmingham.com/


London Toy Fair

When – 24th to the 26th January 2016
Where – Olympia, London
About – Toy Fair is the UK’s only dedicated toy, game and hobby trade show taking place annually at the end of January at Olympia Grand and West Halls, London. The toy industry’s showcase welcomes more than 240 companies exhibiting thousands of products to visitors including retailers, buyers, media and the wider industry.
Link – http://www.btha.co.uk/toy-fair/



Toymaster Show

When – 17th to the 19th May 2016
Where – Majestic Hotel, Harrogate, Yorkshire
About – A toy trade fair mainly intended for Toymaster retail shops but open to all.
Link – http://www.toymaster.co.uk/may-show-registration/




Giving & Living

When – 17th to the 20th January 2016
Where – Westpoint Exhibition Centre Exeter
About – Giving & Living is the biggest Home & Gift trade show in the South West. A vibrant trade show, with a strong focus on the tourism sector and an unrivalled selection of products for those targeting the holidaymaker market. If you’re looking to get your products to market – this is your open door to South West buyers. If you’re looking for the best products for your retail business, this is your chance to meet a great range of exhibitors at a relaxed, timely & effective show.
Link – http://www.givingliving.co.uk/


Scotland’s Trade Fair

When – 24th to the 26th January 2016
Where – SEC Glasgow
About – A date for every northern retailer’s diary is Scotland’s Trade Fair Spring which takes place in Glasgow from 24-26th January 2016. With almost 500 exhibitors from Scotland and beyond this large trade Show is the principal gift buying arena for the north of the UK. New for 2016 is The Craft Gallery where about 30 specially selected quality craft producers will exhibit in their own designated gallery organised by Craft Scotland and Springboard Events.
Link – http://www.scotlandstradefairs.co.uk/spring/



The Manchester Furniture Show

When – 17th to the 19th July 2016
Where – Manchester Central Convention Centre
About – With a proven track record over a period of more than 50 years, the Manchester Furniture Show is designed with the needs of the furniture industry at its heart. This important trade show brings key retail buyers and suppliers together, at the time and place that they want to do business for the autumn season, and in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
Link – http://www.manchesterfurnitureshow.com/



When – 21st to the 23rd February 2016
Where – NEC Birmingham
About – As the UK’s leading fashion trade event Moda is the essential destination for buyers looking to explore new brands. Moda’s B2B fashion exhibition incorporates five shows in specialist sectors including womenswear, menswear, footwear, lingerie & swimwear and accessories, meaning there’s something to suit everybody’s buying needs.
Link – http://www.moda-uk.co.uk/Content/Explore-your-industry



British Craft Trade Fair

When – 10th to the 12th April 2016
Where – Great Yorkshire showground, Harrogate
About – If you want to buy unique, handmade work from the British Isles, the British Craft Trade Fair will offer you all the choice you need. With hundreds of makers, a vast range of products, and prices starting at just a few pounds, they’re well worth a visit.
Link – http://www.bctf.co.uk/




Off Price Show London

When – TBC (normally September)
Where – Olympia, London
About – At Off-Price Show buyers can find all types of apparel, discount clothing from current and past collections: Ladieswear – Menswear – Childrenswear – Footwear – Sportswear – Accessories. At the show you can find up to 70% off wholesale prices, no orders limits minimum or maximum, immediate delivery available, plus many exclusive offers.
Link – http://www.offpriceshow.co.uk/



National Electronics Week 2015

When – 12th to the 14th April 2016
Where – NEC Birmingham
About – From 12th-14th April 2016 National Electronics Week will run in Hall 2 alongside MACH and Drives & Controls, contributing to the biggest UK visitor attendance of an electronics and manufacturing event. Over 30,000 visitors from the industry will descend upon the NEC to see the latest designs and innovations from all over the world.
Link – http://www.new-expo.co.uk/newuk/


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International Festival For Business

When – 13th June to the 1st July 2016
Where – Exhibition Centre Liverpool
About – With business owners, investors and entrepreneurs from over 90 countries, the world is coming to IFB 2016. Are you? Take your seat for a series of events, workshops and panel debates with industry leaders, disrupters and deal makers.
Link – http://www.ifb2016.com/


Written by Vicky Walmsley



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Looking For Products To Sell? UK Trade Exhibition Directory
A handy breakdown of some of the biggest and best trade exhibitions going on in the UK in 2016. Products on show include - toys, gifts, party, furniture, clothes, gardening items and lots more.

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