Do you want to get your products on to more shop floors? We’ve joined forces with Design Network North to organise a Meet the Buyer event where designers and makers can get their products in front of Home and Giftware buyers (with a particular focus on retailers in the north of England). So if you’re set up to sell wholesale to shops and just need to get your work in front of buyers, or if you’re an established supplier and want to expand your list of stockists, this is a great opportunity to explore new retail possibilities.
So far the list of buyers attending includes:
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA)
Made North Gallery
The Biscuit Factory
The Gift Gallery York
Let it Reign
Live, Love & Create
Northumberland Tourist Information Centres
Yorkshire Museums Trust
Plus a few more who are hoping to come:
Some other shops that can’t make it on the day but have asked for the details of makers attending the event include:
The Meet the Buyer event will take place on Monday 20 October at the Priory Street Centre in York. A table at the event costs £45, and for that you’ll get a 6 foot x 2 foot table you can decorate with your wares so they grab the buyers’ attention.
For more details, or to come along as a buyer, please contact email@example.com
Meet the Buyer event with Design Network North
Monday 20 October 9am – 5pm
Priory Street Centre
15 Priory Street
York YO1 6ET
Design Network North are also offering a one-to-one consultancy session before and after the event (to qualify you must be based in the North East). This can be used to discuss issues such as the essential information you need for meetings with buyers, pricing, how to follow-up orders or any other questions. To take up this offer email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a meeting once you have registered for the event.