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British Craft Trade Fair to run from April 8– 10 at the Great Yorkshire Show Ground

As Britain looks forward to a Royal Wedding and Royal Baby whilst contemplating how to make the best go of Brexit, there has never been a more relevant time to highlight the enormous value of 100% British made products to our home and overseas economies.

For the past 43 years, the British Craft Trade Fair (BCTF) has offered a wonderful platform from which the best of British artisan producers, designers and crafts people can bring their products to retail.

The 2018 show will run from April 8-10 at The Great Yorkshire Showground, a purpose-made exhibition venue on the outskirts of Harrogate.

Highlighting the amazing diversity of British craftsmanship, product sectors represented at the show will form a comprehensive range of home and giftware across categories that include: Ceramics and tableware, fashion accessories and jewellery, greetings cards, wall art and paper products, home accessories, collectables and gifts.

The most delightful ceramic and glass sculptures will share an exhibition space with exquisite silk scarves and covetable soft furnishings, side-by-side with quirky and unique home accents, hand-poured candles and other fantastic gift ideas.

With every item on display guaranteed to have been designed and made exclusively in the UK, retailers visiting BCTF can be assured the products they choose will be of superb quality and traceable provenance, with strong sustainable credentials.

Everything presented at BCTF will have been created using non-industrial methods and specialist crafting techniques, often with a wonderful back-story and heritage. Keeping with the vital spirit of sustainability, many BCTF exhibitors offer ‘upcycled’ products made partially or exclusively from reclaimed materials.

These are unique items created with tremendous dedication but a low carbon footprint, setting an important standard for the UK gift market as consumers grow increasingly concerned about environmental issues.

BCTF is also an easy event to visit and to get around. There is plenty of free parking at The Great Yorkshire Show Ground, whilst outdoor seating allows visitors the chance for some air and time to enjoy the views of Harrogate. A shuttle car service is also available between the venue and Harrogate main line train station, plus a second service that runs between Leeds/Bradford Airport and the venue. Attendance is strictly trade only.

For more information and to register for free visit the website:



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