The British Craft Trade Fair (BCTF) is all set to return to its usual venue of the Yorkshire Event Centre (YEC) in beautiful Harrogate from 10-12 April.
Having run for more than 45 years, BCTF is a very special event in the trade exhibition calendar and unique in its focus on purely handmade British goods. From exquisite hand-wrought jewellery and spectacular works of fine art; to the best of British-made ceramics, woodwork, metalwork, paper products, textiles and more, BCTF is proud to fly the flag for British artisans.
With the appetite for locally made, impeccably sourced products at an all-time high among the British public and overseas consumers, the 2022 event promises to be a real treasure trove for discerning retailers who are keen to champion British handmade.
The BCTF Awards will once again take place on the Monday evening (11 April) at the YEC after the show closes, with the following categories to be recognised:
- Award for Excellence, sponsored by The Giftware Association
- Award for Excellence in Jewellery sponsored by The National Association of Jewellers
- Best Newcomer Award sponsored by Heart Gallery, Hebden Bridge
- Form & Function Award sponsored by The Platform Gallery, Ribble Valley
- BCTF Award for Excellence sponsored by The Pyramid Gallery, York
- Best Post-Newcomer Award sponsored by Home & Giftware magazine in partnership with Denre.com
Show Director, Kane Thomas, said. â€œWeâ€™re delighted to be bringing BCTF back to Harrogate this April. Our lineup of more than 250 carefully vetted exhibitors is excellent, with many well-known faces and established brands participating in the show; and this year theyâ€™ll be joined by a huge intake of talented newcomers.
â€œI warmly invite all retailers and gallery owners with an interest in British craft to come along this April in support of these fantastic makers, who are eager to showcase their inspiring new productsÂ and collections to the trade.â€
The show includes a host of greeting card publishers including: Herbert and Rose, Jen Winnett Eco Artist, Emma Nicol Illustration, Citrus Bunn, Purple Pomegranate Press, Robert James Hull, Umbellifer and lots more.
For more information about the show and to register, head to www.bctf.co.ukÂ