The Giftware Associationâ€™s CEO Sarah Ward took a trip to Exeter this week for Giving & Living – the largest gift and home trade show in the South West.
She said: â€œThere was such a positivity about the show and also about things moving forwards, but we are also thankful for the digital efforts that the teams and exhibitors have gone through during Covid, ensuring the importance of regional shows as a definite route to market.â€™â€™
The Giftware Association also had animportant job at the show by choosing the â€˜Best Standâ€™ and â€˜Best Newcomerâ€™, something which CEO Sarah Ward had the pleasure of judging on opening day. The new awards were given to Pineapple Island and Metal Motif respectfully.
Sarah said: â€œWe are so glad to support the show and itâ€™s great to be back in Exeter after such a long time off, and be meeting people and brands in person.â€™â€™
She added: â€œThe show awards were something we were keen to do to support the event and its exhibitors both old and new, and we were blown away with the efforts taken during the show. The winners will receive prizes from the show to exhibit next year and also a custom trophy to celebrate their win and attract buyers to their stands.â€
Also out in force were exhibitors celebrating their Gift of the Year success, with the shortlisted entries recently announced.