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Here is a selection of features from Gift Focus magazine.

 

GA News: November 2016

November 2016: We bring you the very latest from The Giftware Association

 

GA News: September 2016

September 2016: We bring you the very latest from The Giftware Association

 

a tale of two halves

Mark Saunders, director of Scotland’s Trade Fairs, reveals what to expect at this year’s show and gives us the low down on recent events

 

Mirror, mirror

Jane Vanroe tells Gift Focus how she created her stunning compact mirrors and went on to launch Vanroe Compacts

 

It’s personal

Gifts with a personal touch have never been so popular, and no one knows that more than Philip Townsend, owner of All Personal Gifts

 

Shop ’til you drop

Billed as the world’s largest trade event of its kind, Sarah Reeve reports back from the 31st edition of the Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair

 

Building a business

Glaswegian Allistair Burt spent 12 years working as an architect before finally pouring his heart and soul into his fledgling business, Hole in my Pocket. He tells Gift Focus more.

 

Shining bright

James and Fiona Long have run a successful boutique candle business in a quiet corner of the Lake District for more than 20 years. James tells Gift Focus how they did it.

 

GA News: July 2016

July 2016: We bring you the very latest from The Giftware Association

 

Germany’s gem

Visit Tendence, Frankfurt’s international consumer-goods trade fair

In brief
Show Tendence
Organiser Messe Frankfurt
Where Frankfurt am Main
When 27th - 30th August
Website www.tendence.messefrankfurt.com
Open 9am – 6pm; 9am – 5pm on Tuesday
Twitter #tendence16

 

Making wishes come true

Julia Keeling runs Wishes of Cudworth, a greeting card and gift shop on the busy high street of Cudworth, in Barnsley.

 

Modern classics

GPO, operated by ProTelx, makes and designs classic, vintage and retro technology. Director Gary Basso tell us more…

 

Stationery award winners 2016

We take a look at the winners of this year’s London Stationery Show awards

 

Mum knows best

Mummy dream team Jo McAree and Glenda Tarling have teamed up to create personalised print company, Pumpkin & Posey.

 

Dids Macdonald, ACID’s CEO, looks at the biggest IP myths in the design industry

Intellectual property (IP) is quite complicated and surrounded by many myths.

 

Say it with chocolate

Morse Toad is the brain-child of Dicky Broadhurst, who was inspired by a 10,000km bike ride and a thoughtful gesture from his mum along the way.

 

Buyers need to be IP savvy

Dids Macdonald, ACID's CEO explains why IP awareness is so important for British design, and explains how gift and accessories buyers can help clamp down on imitations.

 

Scotland's Trade Fair Spring 2016 review

Mark Saunders, Director of Scotland's Trade Fairs, gives us the lowdown from the 2016 spring event

 

Link building the right way

David Fairhurst shares some expert advice on how to promote your business online using weblinks

 

Insurance solutions: March 2016

March 2016: Gift Focus readers put their insurance queries, concerns and questions to leading brokers TH March