Harewood House just outside Leeds has chosen some of the UK’s most innovative brands for two new estate gift shops launched to coincide with a new exhibition and celebration of leading British-based craft makers. The Yorkshire country house and park has worked closely with our sourcing experts to choose some of the best emerging talent
With Mother’s Day just around the corner we have selected our top 10 gifts for this special occasion, all available in time for Mother’s Day. Stock up on a range of exciting British-made gifts to add variety to your in-store offering. Explore the full Mother’s Day curated collection 1. Peony and Oud Deluxe Candle 2.
John Lewis is the country’s favourite shop, a “Never knowingly undersold” icon of Britishness. However, until The Great British Exchange started working with them in October 2016 for the launch of their Made Locally range, they had never had a dedicated area for locally sourced British products in their stores. The GBE was asked
As a new year begins we at The Great British Exchange thought it would be the perfect time to create this handy retail calendar infographic to highlight some of the important dates manufacturers and retailers need to keep in mind when planning their marketing, manufacturing and sales strategies for the year ahead. We know how
Louise Verity started her own business in 2009 and with a rebrand, two children and a move to new premises all under her belt we thought who better to sit and chat to about running a UK producer business. Louise’s business is founded from her love for words and literary tales and this is evident when you speak
This year wellbeing, wellness and balance of body and mind is at the forefront of people’s consciousness. Sales of fitness clothing are ever on the increase with new skews being added such as ‘athleisure’ and the desire to eat and live a clean lifestyle is growing more and more popular. Isla Apothecary is an exciting,
Top Drawer Spring 2016 is one of the big events in the UK retail buying calendar. Retailers and suppliers from all over the country and overseas descend on Olympia London for three days of searching, selling and networking. Attending these shows as a visitor or exhibitor can be daunting, exciting and of course exhausting but
The Pantone Colour of the Year 2016, for the first time ever, is a blend of two colours, Rose Quartz and Serenity. Here at The Great British Exchange we have curated our collections of British made products to bring independent retailers a Showcase of products that reflect these colours and influences. The Pantone Colour of