Harrogate International Nursery Fair 2018 finished on a high last month with both exhibitor and visitor feedback revealing that for the majority of those attending the show it was a great success.
The new layout – which saw the show condensed into three adjoining halls – was well-received, ensuring that visitors to the show found it easy to navigate and plan their visit, while exhibitors enjoyed a more relaxed atmosphere.
“Across both of our brands (Little Chick London and Breathablebaby) we had our best Harrogate ever in terms of opening new accounts and taking orders,” said Rachelle Harel of RHSM Group . “What more can I say?!”
“A fantastic return to Harrogate for Boori,” added Neil Millard of Boori . “We had a number of well-received new products to show our existing customers and (hopefully) impress a few new ones with. Our hall and position worked really well for us. We are very much looking forward to being back next year.”
Claire Alexander of Mummy Loves Organics presented her range of essential oil massage candles at the show for the first time. She said; “The layout has been really good for us. We saw lots of independent retailers and many major buyers – and felt that the atmosphere was very relaxed and friendly. Rather than rushing about, people had more time to stop and talk business.”
Adrian Sneyd, show organiser, said: “We are delighted with the outcome of this year’s show – comments received from both exhibitors and visitors demonstrate that people want a UK nursery trade show and have voted with their feet and order books. We welcomed many returning brands and hope that the results of the 2018 show will encourage more companies to come back and exhibit their ranges to the British nursery trade next year.”
Bookings for next year’s show – taking place from 24 to 26 March 2019 – will commence in early May. Visit www.nurseryfair.com to book your stand or find out more.