For the past 45 years BCTF has showcased the best of British artisan crafts, including: Ceramics, Glassware, Metalwork, Jewellery, Textiles, Fashion Accessories, Greetings Cards, Stationery, Fine Art, Sculpture, Home Accessories, Tableware and more. As the demand for quality British-made product becomes a priority for UK shoppers, we offer the ideal sourcing environment for discerning retailers.
The aim of our mentoring programme is to help ensure that you are fully prepared for your first BCTF. See how we can help you make the most of your BCTF exhibition showcase.
We believe that British craft is the best in the world and deserves to be celebrated! Therefore BCTF will open its doors to the public for the first time in its 45-year history for ONE DAY.
At BCTF each year a number of prizes are awarded to exhibitors. Each award is sponsored by an organisation that is actively involved in the UK craft and giftware industry.
BCTF is a great show for the Giftware Association to support, which is reflected in our membership base, it's the smaller, independent micro and macro businesses that need our help and it's the inclusiveness of this show that supports and builds confidence amongst these companies.
After over 20 years of attending the @bctf_harrogate to find new and exciting makers for the Platform Gallery's exhibition programme and Craft Shop it was a great honour to work in partnership with their team. The standard was really high with hundreds of makers creating stunning stands.
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.