the giftware association

Women in Gifts


Location: The GA, Federation House, 10 Vyse Street, Birmingham, 10 Vyse Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B18 6LT

Women in Gifts

Women in Gifts celebrates the achievements of women in the gift industry on 22nd November 2024 at The Giftware Association, B18 6LT. Join us for a day of inspiring talks and networking. Dive into creativity, sustainability, and success. An unmissable event to conclude the year!

As we draw closer to the end of the year, "Women in Gifts" offers an exceptional opportunity to reflect on the contributions of women who have shaped the giftware landscape. From entrepreneurs who have turned simple ideas into thriving businesses to leaders championing sustainability, this event showcases the diverse and dynamic roles women play in our industry.

Featured Speakers:

●       Alison Burton & Natalie Duvall: The creative minds behind March Muses, who have not only filled a significant market niche with their unique Christmas ornaments but also captivated audiences on BBC's Dragons’ Den and secured a partnership with Tesco. Their journey is a testament to the power of creativity, resilience, and entrepreneurial spirit.

●       Samantha Gibbs: The force behind Nest Gifts, Samantha's story is one of growth and adaptability. From starting in a small boutique to expanding into a successful online and garden centre venture, her path exemplifies the potential within the retail landscape.

●       Helena Mansell-Stopher: As the founder of Products of Change, Helena is at the forefront of integrating sustainable practices within businesses. Her work is paving the way for a more eco-conscious industry and community.

●       Sarah Ward: The CEO of The Giftware Association, Sarah brings her vast experience and insights into the pathways to success within the giftware sector, offering invaluable advice and inspiration to attendees.


Event Highlights:

●       Retail Panel Q&A: Engage directly with seasoned retailers during an interactive session designed to answer your questions and spark discussion on the future of retail.

●       Christmas Market Visit: Extend your experience with an optional visit to the local Christmas markets. This extension includes dinner and the possibility of an overnight stay, providing a perfect blend of business and pleasure to round off the event (for more details, email: simone@roserelations.co.uk).


Join Us:



The GA,
Federation House, 10 Vyse Street, Birmingham,
10 Vyse Street,
West Midlands,
B18 6LT

Phone:0121 245 1105 Email:enquiries@ga-uk.org Website:www.giftwareassociation.org