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Making Hay In Harrogate While The Sun Shone

Yesterday (July 17) brought to a close three days of the sunny Harrogate Home and Gift exhibition 2019. Here PG Buzz shares a few ‘holiday snaps’ of the show…

Above: Wrendale’s launch of its new range of County Set reusable water bottles went down incredibly well at the show – but then so did the fizz that the company shared with customers and friends to celebrate its recent Queen’s Award for International Trade on its stand on the Tuesday afternoon.
Above: Wrendale’s launch of its new range of County Set reusable water bottles went down incredibly well at the show – but then so did the fizz that the company shared with customers and friends to celebrate its recent Queen’s Award for International Trade on its stand on the Tuesday afternoon.
Above: Show organisers Clarion showed its support of the GCA’s Thinking of You Week in a big way – producing outsized signage to promote the event (as well as a display of exhibitors’ Thinking of You cards in the buyers’ Indigo Lounge). (Right-left) Tanya Haandrikman, Heather Hodgson and Sonya Haandrikman-Sibbald of Celebrations in Carlisle were willing ‘poster girls’.
Above: Show organisers Clarion showed its support of the GCA’s Thinking of You Week in a big way – producing outsized signage to promote the event (as well as a display of exhibitors’ Thinking of You cards in the buyers’ Indigo Lounge). (Right-left) Tanya Haandrikman, Heather Hodgson and Sonya Haandrikman-Sibbald of Celebrations in Carlisle were willing ‘poster girls’.
Above: No rest for the talented! Faye Miladowska of Fay’s Studios was working on two detailed pointillist designs in between customers coming on the stand.
Above: No rest for the talented! Faye Miladowska of Fay’s Studios was working on two detailed pointillist designs in between customers coming on the stand.
Above: Anna Price, head of design at Hotchpotch was delighted to show the publisher’s first use of biodegradable glitter (made from eucalyptus) on its Raspberry range.
Above: Anna Price, head of design at Hotchpotch was delighted to show the publisher’s first use of biodegradable glitter (made from eucalyptus) on its Raspberry range.
Above: GCA ceo Amanda Fergusson caught up with Lucy Ledger (founder of Lucy Ledger Designs) a few weeks before she officially joins Paper Rose as senior designer and merges in her business.
Above: GCA ceo Amanda Fergusson caught up with Lucy Ledger (founder of Lucy Ledger Designs) a few weeks before she officially joins Paper Rose as senior designer and merges in her business.
Above: Cardgains’ Penny Shaw and Chris Dyson (second left) with House of Cards’ Nigel Williamson (far right) and Miles Robinson next to the Greetings and Stationery marquee.
Above: Cardgains’ Penny Shaw and Chris Dyson (second left) with House of Cards’ Nigel Williamson (far right) and Miles Robinson next to the Greetings and Stationery marquee.
Above: David Hicks, owner of Really Good and Soul was ‘keen as mustard’ to show off Mutiny, a new brand of mustards that Hicksy developed with a Cumbrian company.
Above: David Hicks, owner of Really Good and Soul was ‘keen as mustard’ to show off Mutiny, a new brand of mustards that Hicksy developed with a Cumbrian company.
Above: Northern agent, Mike Rignall struck a cool pose on the chair which formed part of Belly Button’s Wild One ‘set’ on its stand.
Above: Northern agent, Mike Rignall struck a cool pose on the chair which formed part of Belly Button’s Wild One ‘set’ on its stand.
Above: David Thomson, founder of Two Little Monkeys had good use for its Graduation card. He missed a day of the show as he and his wife Allison were proud to attend the double graduation of the ‘two little monkeys’ after whom the company is named – their now 22 year old identical twin daughters Jennifer (second left) and Rachel who graduated with a first class honours degree apiece from Manchester University.
Above: David Thomson, founder of Two Little Monkeys had good use for its Graduation card. He missed a day of the show as he and his wife Allison were proud to attend the double graduation of the ‘two little monkeys’ after whom the company is named – their now 22 year old identical twin daughters Jennifer (second left) and Rachel who graduated with a first class honours degree apiece from Manchester University.
Above: PG columnist David Robertson, md of JP Pozzi met Josie Wood, professional life coach who made her greeting card debut with Heartfelt Cards.
Above: PG columnist David Robertson, md of JP Pozzi met Josie Wood, professional life coach who made her greeting card debut with Heartfelt Cards.
Above: A week after their Retas award win (for Best Non-Specialist Independent Retailer of Greeting Cards – South), Rachel (right) and Paul Roberts, co-owners of Mooch in Northampton, Olney and Towcester enjoyed a chat with Linda Duggan, The Art File’s first ever sales rep.
Above: A week after their Retas award win (for Best Non-Specialist Independent Retailer of Greeting Cards – South), Rachel (right) and Paul Roberts, co-owners of Mooch in Northampton, Olney and Towcester enjoyed a chat with Linda Duggan, The Art File’s first ever sales rep.
Showing his commitment to the company, agent Simon Fisher was prepared to don one of Caroline Gardner’s new hairbands in the name of PR. He didn't wear it as well as his CGP colleagues Luca Bridges (left) and Carolyn Verderame.
Above: Showing his commitment to the company, agent Simon Fisher was prepared to don one of Caroline Gardner’s new hairbands in the name of PR. He didn’t wear it as well as his CGP colleagues Luca Bridges (left) and Carolyn Verderame.

Top: The sun certainly had its hat on in Harrogate at Home and Gift and the deckchairs were put to good use!

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