This year for the first time I went to the Spring Fair at the NEC. It’s an enormous event and it’s impossible to get round all of it in one day. It is a great place to look at the latest products and the trends for the year ahead. One of my focuses was on kitchenwares and tablewares.
The Spring Fair is a trade show which is for buyers to decide what they would like to stock for the coming seasons. I was there in a press capacity, but most people attending are buying for shops. You can’t just go and buy stuff off the stands to take home.
Later in the year there’s the Autumn Fair, which will have the latest things for the new season. Tickets are free to trade customers.