Top Drawer Autumn Winter 2018
I can hardly believe it’s been a month since we were at Olympia, London for our first trade show. It’s been a busy few weeks since the show, and it’s also given us time to reflect and think about our next steps.
To be honest, it all passed in a bit of a blur! There was so much planning pre-show, and then we had our set up day before we started trading. Thankfully our dear friend Becci was on hand to help, and I really don’t think I could have done it without her! Apart from her help and support, she also kept me sane, and we had so much fun….so much fun that I was really sad when it was all over, and she headed back to Bristol. We made lots of new contacts and got lots of great feedback and not least we also made some new friends!
Lovely friends and lot's of madness at TDW18
You may recognise some of these businesses. Companies that wowed us this year:
We’re now thinking carefully about our next steps and which direction we want to go….so watch this space, there are some exciting projects planned.
I’ve been working in retail for more years than I dare admit! One of my favourite parts of the job is attending trade exhibitions and over the years I’ve made new friends, been inspired, discovered lots of lovely new products and spent too much money! It can be hard work traipsing around, especially somewhere like Maison & Objet in Paris, but it’s fun too, especially when you have good company…Jane Sweet, I’m talking about you!
We decided at the beginning of the year that we would apply for Top Drawer for September 2018. So it was time to submit an application and a design of our stand. That’s where I called Ollie! You’ll have noticed that I have sung his praises on many occasions. Not being very technical myself ( who am I trying to kid??? NOT AT ALL!) I could only watch in wonder as Ollie took my thoughts and sketches and created our design on screen. We submitted our application and waited…..
And……I’m very excited to announce that our application was successful and we’ll be exhibiting September 9th to 11th at Olympia, London! The show is only open to trade visitors but if you are attending you’ll find us in the main hall, stand M32.
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