Gift Focus inc Attire Accessories - January/February 2023

7 EDITOR’S LETTER On the cover Established in 1971 by Chairman and Co-Founder Ronnie Pavey, Lesser & Pavey has become a leading UK Trade Supplier of Giftware & Homewares. By priding itself on fantastic quality at great value for money, the brand The Leonardo Collection has become renowned worldwide. Future focus And so a new year begins! Welcome to the first issue of 2023 – I’m already excited about the year ahead and all the wonderful collaborations, features, industry news, new products, company insights, and business advice to come. And let’s not forget the shows. January sees the annual Spring Fair event, which is set to bigger and better than ever before – with 14 sectors within four destinations across 8 halls, they all offer thousands of much loved and established favourites alongside an array of sustainable and new brands showing for the first time. Of course the show aligns with Moda, which is also showcasing a curated offering of fashion brands. We have a comprehensive preview of both events – check it out and see what’s on offer! This issue we’re focusing on companies Earth Squared, Molly Mae and Brainstorm. Interested in how they’ve established successful businesses and remained steadfast amidst many recessions, pandemic and cost of living crises? Check out their insightful stories. And of course, that’s not all. There are retail gifting opportunities aplenty coming up, so to this end we’re focusing on Mother’s Day and Easter gifts, as well as kitchenware and anniversary gifts. Read on and indulge before getting prepared for a lucrative year ahead! Enjoy the issue! Louise Prance Editor Louise EDITOR Louise Prance +44 (0)1376 514 000 EDITORIAL MANAGER Danielle Harvey +44 (0)1376 535 611 SALES AND EVENTS DIRECTOR Sarah Ellis +44 (0)1376 535 602 ACCOUNT MANAGER Lauren Redford-Hughes +44(0)1376 535 609 PRODUCTION MANAGER Scott Brothwell SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Stephanie Hodder, Vicky O’Connor, +44 (0)1376 514 000 ARTWORK AND CONTENT COORDINATOR Lorna Butcher DIGITAL MARKETING COORDINATOR Katie Laley WEB DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Stuart Weatherley KD Media Publishing, Pantile House, Newlands Drive, Witham, Essex CM8 2AP Gift Focus and Attire Accessories are solely owned, published and designed by KD Events and Publishing Ltd. Whilst every effort was made to ensure the information in this magazine was correct at the time of going to press, the publishers cannot accept legal responsibility for any errors or omissions, nor can they accept responsibility of the standing of advertisers nor by the editorial contributions. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher. Gift Focus is published six times a year. ISSN 1758-0897 @giftfocus @giftfocusmag @gift_focus Gift Focus magazine is proud to be associated with and supporters of: