The sun shone brightly on Harrogate

Card publishers soak up rouhe rays at Home & Gift

The gorgeous sunny weather added to the positive vibe at Harrogate Home and Gift show, which got underway on Sunday (and runs until tomorrow, Wednesday 25 July).

PG Buzz shares a few snaps from the show.

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For the second year running there is a dedicated Greetings and Stationery Gallery at the show.

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The celebrations for Really Good’s 30th anniversary and Soul’s 20th anniversary continue with retailers spending their money off vouchers at the show. (left-right) Retailer and PG columnist David Robertson (of JP Pozzi and Bijou), Scottish agent Corrine Forbes and Really Good’s founder David Hicks.

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Eye eye! Jonathan Aspinal demonstrates one of the innovative designs from his Pop Out Card Company.

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Broadcaster and journalist Janet Street-Porter gave an inspiring keynote speech about the importance of banging the drum for British made products as part of the Great Northern Retail Forum at the show.

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It was hard to miss the new Thinking of You Week livery, which was showcased close to the Greetings and Stationery Gallery.

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Greeting card camaraderie was very much in evidence at this sociable show. Catherine Kleeli (centre) catch up with Megan Clare’s Gill Purdie (left) and Megan Purdie.

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In keeping with tradition, members of The Ladder Club from many different publishers met up for a meal at the end of the first day.

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‘Angel of the North’, Fenwick’s buyer Emma Hawkins with Ilona Drew of I Drew This.

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Trouva’s commercial director Hugo Jenkins shared his crystal ball readings on the future of retailing and how independent retailers can survive and prosper in these challenging times.

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The Harrogate show would not be the same without some chilling on the grass!

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