Industry veteran Alison Graham joins Clarion Retail

Clarion Retail has announced the appointment of Alison Graham, who will spearhead the commercial team on flagship tradeshow Home & Gift.

Visitors to Home & Gift Graham joins Clarion having spent more than two decades working at Spring and Autumn Fair and more recently on logistics event, Deliver, and brings a wealth of experience and contacts to the role.

Clarion Retail Show Manager David Westbrooke said: "I'm thrilled to welcome Alison to the team – having worked with her previously, I know without doubt that she is the perfect person to help drive our portfolio forward; her impressive event experience combined with strong relationships across the retail industry reinforces our campaign to deliver the best possible customer experience."

Graham added: "It's fantastic to be joining Clarion at such an exciting time, and a pleasure to be working on an event I can truly believe in. I've lost count of the number of times that I've visited Home & Gift over the years, and I'm excited to be there this time as an organiser instead!"

Graham joins Clarion Retail a pivotal moment, with Home & Gift having seen a double-digit visitor increase in 2023, and with the 2024 edition already 75 percent sold after just three months. Following a record on-site rebooking in July, combined with a host of new and lapsed brands returning for next year - including Elizabeth Scarlett, Half Moon Bay, Jackie Brazil, Jardinopia, Price's Patent Candles, Soctopus, Sophos, The School of Life, Trixie Baby and Upper Canada UK - the stage is set for another tremendous year in Harrogate.

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