Exhibitor Reviews

Exhibitor Reviews

Dear Margeret

Just a note to say thank you for a most wonderful BCTF first time experience.  I thoroughly enjoyed being part of such a outstanding event. Please convey my thanks and appreciation to your colleagues at BCTF.

BCTF is an excellent quality show with an impressive selection of UK talent, fantastic organisation and great venue.  Thank you again for helping me prepare to speak to trade buyers, interior designers and galleries.  I am glad I did not mention “sale or return” to the gallery that purchased a rug at trade price.  I never knew that was possible!  This experience has given me insight and confidence to apply what I have learned in future business planning.  I am grateful.  I have learned a lot, especially being near Snapdragon, listening to and watching the experienced professionals!

The Breakfast Club was really interesting and informative.  I am glad I could attend.  I especially enjoyed meeting the other makers and artists at BCTF.  It was also an excellent opportunity to meet galleries and other prospects face to face.  I have some following up to do now.

Thank you for everything. I hope to take part in BCTF in the future.”

Kind regards, Jacqueline

Dear Margeret,

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you did making BCTF successful.

It was a good show for me and in particular I wanted to thank you for the opportunity to show large scale work in the new building. Even though the plinths didn’t suit my work particularly well, it was fantastic to be able to show my larger work.

I’m excited to tell you that I sold my ‘Flight Over Stand Wood’ to a lovely couple who run a small gallery in Guernsey. It was a really significant sale for me and has given me confidence to make more large scale pieces.

I just thought you’d like that bit of feedback as it was a new venture and I think would be great to continue it next year.

Many thanks again for everything and looking forward to next year.

Best wishes


Hi Margaret,

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed being part of your fabulous
show. I thought the hall was huge, had lovely natural light and the
carpet was a nice light colour too. I was so impressed by the standard
of the stands, I hadn’t been to such a high end show before and I was
completely in awe of it all.

I really appreciated the help and advice available on the website for
newcomers like myself. I also liked how you always had time to answer
queries and how nothing was ever too much trouble. I can see how this
show has got such a good reputation. Thank you for refunding my stand

I was thrilled to receive the ‘Commended’ award from Greetings Today –
with the standard being so high it was very unexpected! Tracey has
asked me for a high resolution photo of myself and I was wondering if I
could have a copy of the one the professional photographer took of me
holding my award certificate in front of my stand?

I have the poster you had made of my products and it’s a lovely reminder
of a great experience at Harrogate.

Best regards


Hi Margeret,

‘’Just wanted to say thank you so much for a great event. I hope you and your team are relaxing with a well- earned drink, or several.

I’ve not decided whether to book for next year or not. If I was deciding with my heart I’d have already booked but I have to use my business head and see if the conversations, quotes and follow ups actually turn into revenue.

Thanks again, I had a really brilliant and positive time and I truly believe that it is down to you and your team’s involvement and organisation’’.

Best regards



Dear Margeret and team

‘’I didn’t get a chance to speak to you yesterday as we were all busy. I just wanted to feedback to you what a brilliant BCTF I had this year. I’ve done the show for 3 years now and it was pretty consistent for the first 2. This year I saw an in increase in my orders by over 400% and still have some very positive leads to follow up in the next week. I do 4 other trade show apart from BCTF and not only was this my best BCTF it was my best trade show to date.

I know we’re very quick to tell you when things are wrong, but I think it’s equally important to feedback when things have gone exceedingly well.

I have a gallery too, so I was also able to pick up some very beautiful new work for the gallery

A very productive and positive few days’’.

Thank you very much

Kind regards

Clare Hawley

Hi Margeret and the team,

I just wanted to say a big thank you. I had an amazing time at the show, I couldn’t believe how popular my new artworks seemed to be and I don’t think I would have had the confidence to talk about them and promote my work if it hadn’t been for all your help and advice. I had no idea how to sell to trade before I came to visit the show in 2015, and talking to everyone there and seeing the quality of work on display made me jump and the chance to be part of it in 2016. It totally exceeded my expectations and has really increased my confidence in my product.

Thank you so much.
Warm regards,


Just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your help in creating a wonderful show this year. I hope you have had a chance to recover and rest your feet.

Warmest wishes,


Hi Margeret,

I hope you are well.

‘’I just wanted to say a big thank you for everything you did at BCTF and hopefully I’ll see you next year’’.

Best wishes



Hi Margeret and team,

‘’Thanks so much for the extra space and for putting my image in GiftFocus, I think both helped me to have a good show again. I’ll look forward to seeing you next year’’

Best wishes


Helen Russell Creations

Dear BCTF team,

‘’I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you all for all the information, advice and support you provide in the run up to the event, it is very much appreciated.  I was delighted that you used my bowtie and lampshade photos on the flyers and invites and featured me in the Heritage Gift brochure.  I wanted to send this email just in case I don’t get to say thank you in person during the event!’’

Thanks again and best wishes

Sara Jane

‘’I realise you’ll be super busy, but just a quick note to say thank you so much for including me as part of your editorial for ‘Progressive Gifts & Home’. It’s wonderful and I’ve already had an enquiry!’’.

Thank you and best wishes


Nosey Parker Designs

Dear Margeret

‘’Thank you for such a very well organised event in Harrogate.  Your website is full of all the necessary information and it was great that you were so approachable and able to answer questions in the build up to it.  I would certainly recommend the event to fellow artist.’’


Best wishes


Dear Margeret,

‘’I just wanted to drop you a quick email to tell you how much I enjoyed the BCTF. As you know it was my first time, but I was made to feel so welcome and was really impressed with all the extras, the professionalism and the warmth of the show.

 I am very pleased with the response to my work and got lots of trade orders and some fab galleries wanting my work SOR so I couldn’t have asked for more. Thank you so much for your support and allowing me to exhibit’’.

Hope to see you again soon,

Kindest regards,

Verity Pulford

Dear Margaret and Phil,

Thank you so much for the opportunity to exhibit in your newcomers section in Brick Lane on Eid al-adha, with my image of Akram Khan over the front entrance.  Through you I feel that I have made a contribution (no matter how small ) to multi-cultural Britain.

Although I have no orders as yet, I am hopeful that some of the contacts that I made will come to something.  It was certainly an opportunity and a learning curve.  I really appreciate your tolerance of my nervousness.

It was a pleasure to spend three days in the company of such delightful people and an opportunity to understand the business better.

Yours sincerely

Caroline Rutter