Clarion Events is pleased to announce that, following detailed discussions with the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Public Health Bodies and Harrogate Convention Centre, the Home and Gift Buyers’ Festival & the Manchester Furniture Show in Harrogate has been selected to be part of a limited number of pilot events in the third phase of the Government Events Research Programme
Under the ERP pilot conditions, there will be no restrictions on visitor numbers or social distancing requirements on any day of the event (18-21 July). All attendees will be required to certify either they have had two vaccinations at least two weeks prior to attending or a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test at least 48hrs before attending. The consent required from all participants to opt in to the Event Research programme and NHS Test and Trace will be sent to all registered buyers and exhibitors individually.
Paul Hooker, Commercial Director from Joe Davies commented: ‘At Joe Davies, we can’t wait to attend Harrogate Home & Gift. After such a long break from exhibitions we are all very excited to meet our customers again and launch our new range.’
Katie Broadbent, Managing Director from Lisa Angel shared this sentiment in saying: ‘The Lisa Angel Wholesale team can’t wait to see our customers, returning and new, in person again. It has been far too long! What better place to meet up, for the first time in over a year, than Harrogate Home & Gift? The show has such a stylish and relaxed atmosphere; we are so excited to be back!’
Home & Gift visitor registration is open, with key names confirming their attendance, and hotel stays as part of the VIP hosted buyer programme. Show Director, Russell Rule said: ‘With the backing of the government, public health bodies, and our key customers we can see that the appetite and enthusiasm are there for an in-person buying and selling event. There is great excitement from both exhibitors and visitors to reconnect in Harrogate to celebrate our 60th Anniversary!’
Tourism Minister Nigel Huddleston said: ‘The business and events industry is worth around £40 billion annually to the UK economy so I’m delighted we are able to include the Home and Gift Show 2021 at full capacity as part of our ground breaking Events Research Programme. This will continue to trial the use of the NHS App as a means to show you’re Covid safe.’
Visitors are invited to register to secure their free ticket to the industry’s favourite show! Register here: homeandgift.co.uk.