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Gift Focus magazine - Issue 112 - March/April 2019

Latest issue of Gift Focus magazine is available now

In this issue:

  • Industry news
  • On with the show
  • Brand spanking new
  • Company profile
  • Smelling sweetly
  • Best of British
  • Flying the flag
  • Father of the year
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The B&LLAs 2019 finalists announced

The finalists in product, property and retail categories have been confirmed for the Brand & Lifestyle Licensing...

Demelza Children's Hospice and Green Owls Toys celebrate 10th anniversaries

Demelza Children's Hospice and Green Owls Toys celebrate 10th anniversaries

Children at Demelza Hospice in Eltham were delighted to receive an 11kg,...

2019 LaunchPad winners revealed

2019 LaunchPad winners revealed

The winners of LaunchPad 2019 have been announced, with eight companies receiving a free exhibition stand at...

Stationery Show London unveils live talks and workshops

Stationery Show London unveils live talks and workshops

Visitors to this year's Stationery Show London will be able to top up trend appreciation, ...

From the editor

Georgina Pearsall, Editor

Spring forward

Following an exciting January and February of inspiring shows, I’m ready to leave the bad weather behind and dive into the next batch of events and the best of spring/summer merchandising! I hope everyone enjoyed their travels as much as I did and found some excellent offerings to refill their shelves after the rush for Christmas products. If you didn’t manage to make it out to every trade fair, don’t panic. We have show reviews and four pages of news, starting on page 10, to help you catch up on anything you missed. We also have this year’s Gift of the Year winners on page 79, and previews for April’s shows to dig in to.

With Father’s Day fast approaching, we delve into those hard-to-find gifts for men with a variety of excellent ideas for dads. We also fly the flag for the UK with our Made in Britain feature and take a look at home fragrance products to entice customers into stores.

In sadder news, this issue we say goodbye to the lovely Sharon as she takes early retirement to spend more with her time with her family. A number of you have been introduced to Gift Focus’ new account manager Catherine O’Callaghan, who took over in February and joined me at Spring Fair. I hope you’ll all make her feel welcome. With that, on to the issue!

Georgina Pearsall, Editor

PS. If you have any news you would like to submit to this site or Gift Focus magazine, please email editor@giftfocus.com

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To celebrate its continued success and market growth, Puckator is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a selection of products worth £500 RRP.

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Up and Coming

Gillian Haplin, founder of Jane Darcy, talks to Gift Focus about family life and her gorgeous home fragrance brand.... read more

 

Ian Downes from Start Licensing discusses food and drink gifting

Start Licensing's Ian Downes talks about how businesses big and small can benefit from food and drink merchandising, and how licences are best deployed in this area.... read more

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