Giving & Living is the South West’s largest gift and home trade show, and takes place from 13-16 January at Westpoint, Exeter. Giving & Living showcases an extraordinarily wide range of merchandise at very different price points. There’s a wide and varied range of general gifts and homeware for all occasions on display, offering something for everyone, and you’d have to go a long way to find a greater choice. However, it’s not just about getting the perfect products to sell; it’s much more. With card payment systems, retail services, ePos systems, and more, Giving & Living can help your business in many ways.
Making its debut at the show in January is Speakers’ Corner, sponsored by Grow Media and located in the Atrium, where you can get business advice and information from experts. It will host a range of workshops and drop-in sessions, all free of charge, and created around the theme of helping the Independent Retailer compete effectively in today’s challenging marketplace. Speakers’ Corner will introduce you to retail experts such as Sarah Ward, Chief Executive of the Giftware Association, Ian Retallick, author and speaker from Specialist Retailers, Barbara Khattri from Elements, who is expert in helping teams work effectively to make better profits for organisations, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), cybercrime specialists from Avon & Somerset Constabulary, and Andy Copp from Business Mentors SW.
There’s plenty more do at the show. Why not follow the Coastal Path to discover beautifully crafted gifts and unusual home accessories inspired by sun, sand and sea? Meet the “Newcomers” – new companies that have never exhibited at a trade show before. Visit the “Designed & made in Britain” area to source unusual products that combine high quality with a distinct local flavour and a great story, and look out for “Naturally” companies with great ethical and/or environmental credentials.
With all this to see and do, and four days to so, Giving & Living makes buying a relaxed and enjoyable experience.