Nick Coffey, show manager of Home & Gift 2011, said the success of the show – which took place from the 17th to the 20th – underlined its significance and position within the gift market. “The 50th edition of Home & Gift was a particularly important one and I am delighted with the positive reaction we have received from the whole industry,” he commented. “Next year, we will be enhancing and expanding the event, so we’re delighted to report a record on-site re-book. This gives us a very strong platform as we look to building an even better show.”
Home & Gift marked its 50th birthday with a series of special events that included a ‘Sunday Sundowners’ celebration, held at the historic Majestic Hotel, which saw speeches from local MP Andrew Jones and Mayor of the Borough of Harrogate Les Ellington, and an official birthday party at Harrogate’s Revolution Bar. Local bakers Betty’s also baked its biggest-ever birthday cake for the occasion.