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Issue 108 July/August 2018

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£500 RRP worth of stock from ClimeMET


London Stationery Show Farm Shop & Deli Show

TOP MAN Men’s accessories

PLUS Halloween Home accessories Photo frames & albums

SPOTLIGHT ON... Home & Gift Buyers’ Festival

July/August 2018 Issue 108

contents focus on...

Editor Lucy Macdonald


business with heart 27 Heart of the Country marks WWI anniversary with a special partnership

industry news All the latest from the world of gifts


on with the show Trade fair dates and news


Account Manager Sharon Dengate +44 (0)1376 535 607 [email protected]

brand spanking new Latest launches and new products


Production +44 (0)1376 535 616 [email protected]

hot property 53 Catch up on what’s new in the world of licensing

Chief Sub Editor Louise Prance Marketing Manager Michael Richards Sales Manager Sarah McLean

Production Manager Scott Brothwell Senior Graphic Designers Chloe Edey, Stephanie Hodder, Vicky O’Connor, Sarah Young Web Development Manager Stuart Weatherley

retailer interview 57 Hambledon owner Victoria Suffield speaks about the independent department store’s evolution

bookshelf The latest books to hit the shelves

namaste’s showroom event 132 The company welcomes visitors to its open week



Subscriptions Beth Varney +44 (0)1376 514 000

award winners announced London Stationery Show


KD Media Publishing Ltd Pantile House, Newlands Drive Witham, Essex CM8 2AP UK

accolades announced Farm Shop Deli winners


welcome to Harrogate Home & Gift preview


inside interiors Formex preview


where style resides HOMI preview


global sourcing Kenfair preview


Gift Focus is solely owned, published and designed by KD Media Publishing Limited. 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. Subscription rates for overseas readers are £75 per annum (incl. p+p), Cheques should be made out to KD Media Publishing Limited and sent to Gift Focus, Pantile House, Newlands Drive, Witham, Essex CM8 2AP UK.

company profile 46 Managing director Julian Hunt from leading supplier Lesser & Pavey tells Gift Focus about the company’s future plans

competition 149 Win £500 RRP of stock from ClimeMET

Production Assistant Charlotte Potter

Cover image courtesy of: Xystos

company profile 29 Jude Kenney and Stacey Barthorpe from card company Molly Mae talk about their product offering

business advice 135 Really Good and Soul founder David Hicks shares his tips on cracking the U.S. the ga 139 All the latest from the Giftware Association retail technology 142 David Fairhurst looks at the importance of category names for e-commerce insurance Brokers TH March answer your insurance-related questions

anti copying in design 146 ACID CEO Dids Macdonald discusses taking action against online infringers up & coming 154 It’s been a successful start for the Curious Department co-founders Chris McShane and Ross Taylor

successful show