Gift Focus inc Attire Accessories - March/April 2024

5 CONTENTS SHOWS 29 Artisan Made Held at the quirky and cool working cattle market, Skipton Auction Mart, ArtisanMadeuk is an art and craft trade show with a difference 33 Farm Shop & Deli What to expect at Farm Shop & Deli Show 2024 35 London Stationery Show Big moves in London Stationery Show 43 Spring Fair Trend Talk: Pitch Live Gift Focus and Attire Accessories Editor, Louise Prance, took part in the judging panel of Spring Fair’s new Pitch Live Gift session, read on to discover the winning pitch! FOCUS ON 37 Studio Pens A chance meeting inspired the launch of father and daughter business, Studio Pens. Since then the company has been on an upwards trajectory as a key distributor in the industry 40 Ampersand Fine fragrance brand Ampersand Managing Director, David Walker, discusses the genderless, environmentally-friendly scents that are making waves in the market 29 BUSINESS ADVICE 58 Better B Corp business March plays host to B Corp month, which aims to build awareness of the sustainability certification. Here, B Corp experts highlight the benefits of transforming business for better 75 ACID Marking 25 years of ACID, CEO Dids Macdonald, shares how the group has become a driving force in empowering designers against intellectual property theft 77 FSB National Chair of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), Martin McTague, looks at how the VAT system operates 17 35 40 61 40