About BCTF

About BCTF

The British Craft Trade Fair (BCTF) is a three-day event taking place at the Great Yorkshire Showground in beautiful Harrogate. The next Harrogate fair will take place on 7th-9th April 2019.

The fair is strictly trade-only and showcases work from exclusively British and Irish makers. BCTF differs from other trade fairs in that no mass-manufactured products or products made overseas are allowed. Visitors can be confident, therefore, that they will be presented with a selection of the best hand-made British giftware available in the UK.

BCTF Harrogate has been running for more than 44 years. For the past 26 years it has been in the ownership of PSM Ltd, under the personal supervision of Margeret Bunn who is responsible for maintaining the fair’s high standards and selecting the makers that attend. Margeret’s passion for craft and art has seen her work with British designer-makers for over 35 years, she has helped many hundreds of young makers take their first steps in dealing with retail buyers. The fair includes a dedicated Newcomers Gallery where emerging makers are supported with BCTF’s extensive business mentoring program, ensuring that they are all ready and confident to write trade orders.

BCTF Online Catalogue

BCTF has been promoting British hand-made giftware for 44 years, longer than any other trade fair in the UK. Our online trade catalogue BCTF online, brings these products to you throughout the year.

If you want to buy unique, handmade work from the British Isles, the British Craft Trade Fair and BCTF Online will offer you all the choice you need. With hundreds of makers, a vast range of products, and prices starting at just a few pounds, they’re well worth a visit.

What Our Exhibitors Say

Dear Margeret,
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.

Very best wishes