WIDER Exhibitor Reviews

WIDER Exhibitor Reviews

Dear Margeret

I hope you and the team are now fully recovered from the show – I know it’s taken me a while!
I just wanted to thank you and the whole team for your efforts in putting on the event, which was a great success for me. As a direct result of BCTF I now have 12 new retailers on board and feel that the event has been a real springboard for Humblewood. I’ve had many comments about how rare it is for a newcomer to be so successful. Your use of our images, produced by Richard Jackson, certainly helped and was appreciated by both of us. It seems that BCTF has provided a great basis for Humblewood’s wholesale journey!
You may not remember, but you initially contacted me a year or so ago about attending BCTF, but I didn’t feel we were ready. I am so glad that I have now taken that step and thank you for your faith in Humblewood. I’m already planning for next year!
Very best wishes


Hi Margaret,

Really enjoyed my first time exhibiting at BCTF this year – thanks for such great organising to have it running so smoothly and for achieving such a great atmosphere.
Have booked for next year (hoping that a later Easter will result in a busier show – going by comments from fellow makers.)
I had just joined The Giftware Association before coming down to Harrogate so didn’t know my membership no. when re-booking at the show.
My membership number is 64120.
Look forward to seeing you next year.
Best wishes,

Hello again Margeret,

Firstly, thank you for such a fantastic experience at BCTF2018.

I received encouraging feedback throughout the event, not to mention the thrill and excitement of winning the ‘craft&design Highly Commended Newcomer Award’!

What’s more, we’ve also received several orders as well as invitations to forthcoming exhibitions, all of which we attribute to our attendance at BCTF2018.
Kind regards,


Hello Margeret, 

Hope you had a safe journey home and have managed to relax after busy days. 

I just thought I’d drop a line to say thank you so so much for all your support on BCTF. 

I am very glad that I have returned to the show.

I was not quite sure if I did well or not at that time I spoke to you on the last day, but I had a second thought and signed up for next year at the last minutes! 

Back home I looked at the details of my received orders, and I am happy to say that I think I did very well. 

I could not have done it without your encouragement right from the beginning. So thank you so much. 

Looking forward to seeing you next year. 

Kind regards, 


Hi Margaret,

Just wanted to thank you for all of your help prior to the fair, for using my images with some of the adverts in magazines, and for running such a great show. As it was my first ever trade fair, the BCTF has exceeded my expectations and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Do you know what happens to the footage filmed at the awards ceremony last night? And also the photographs that a photographer took of the prize winners at their stands this morning? I’d love to see the one taken of me at my stand.

Many thanks again,


Hi, Margaret,

Thanks for everything re. your organisation of BCTF, which was a very enjoyable first experience for me.
It was a great bonus for me to have been a ‘Commended’ prize winner at the awards ceremony.
Many thanks for your help with this.
Best regards,

Just to Thank-you.. Margaret…. For a wonderful experience at Bctf 18….I came not really having any expectation… I didn’t take orders at the show… But the feedback I have received is just so valuable for me to move on to the next level…

It has given me the confidence that I most certainly lacked this time last week…  I didn’t sign up for next year as I have much thinking to do but I’m sure I’ll be there……please any info send to me anytime and again Thank-you for organising such a successful show…
very kind regards….. Jenny….. K.Jenny Tyas… Stand 297

Dear Margeret,

Just wanted to say thank you for organising the event and having us at the BCTF. We had a good time, there was a nice vibe between stands and it was great to see the amazing work of all the other artists.
Kind regards

Mark Woollett

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Hi Margaret,
I just wanted to say thank you for your vote on my award, I was absolutely blown away to receive 2 awards and has definately given me the boost to keep going and giving it my all.
Had a really great show and met loads of great people there so thank you.
Kind Regards,