Meet our new Events Manager!

Meet our new Events Manager!

Zipping around the country, from Scotland to the South of England – and everywhere in between – Oliver Craven, our new Events Manger, has got a very busy year ahead of him. We’ve also got a fabulous new show stand being built at the moment in anticipation of an epic voyage around the UK, bringing […]

Burns Night, but better!

Burns Night, but better!

You’ve still got some time to find yourself the perfect all-in-one meal – a haggis! Because, of course, you haven’t forgotten that it’s Burn’s Night on the 25th January? Traditionally, you’re meant to eat haggis with neeps ‘n tatties (swedes and potatoes), and drown the whole thing in copious amounts of whisky to take the […]

An exciting year ahead

An exciting year ahead

Happy New Year!  While it’s a bit of a culture shock to be back at our desks again, there’s a slightly surreal atmosphere in the office.  This is going to be the last time, in 31 years, that we will be sitting specifically here welcoming in a new year.  It’s very exciting too because the […]

Happy Christmas everyone!

Happy Christmas everyone!

What a wonderful year it’s been – we can’t believe it’s spun round so fast.  Thank you so much to all of you for supporting us throughout 2014, and congratulations to all of our many competition winners. This coming year is going to be very exhilarating for us – we move into our new, purpose-built […]

Photography show-stopper!

Photography show-stopper!

It looked like quite punch up. A furious little owl taking on an equally determined greater spotted woodpecker in a fight over territory. With feathers spread and talons raised, it makes a show stopping picture. The moment was captured by Ian Schofield, 36, winner of our Wildlife with Wings photography competition. With nearly 2,000 entries, […]

Our first £2,000 winner with The White Company!

Our first £2,000 winner with The White Company!

Every now and again, you can’t help but think there’s a little bit of magic in the air. Just in time for Christmas, we’ve had our first big winner in our White Company competition. Luke Davies, from Cardiff, has won a £2,000 voucher to spend on any of the hundreds of gorgeous home products that […]

Whipping up a storm with Seasoned Cookery School

Whipping up a storm with Seasoned Cookery School

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to rustle up the perfect winter dinner party in the blink of an eye, or be able to make a Baked Alaska without breaking into a sweat? Even better, how about having a husband who wants to cook and won’t leave the kitchen looking like a war zone […]

BBC Good Food Shows Bonanza

BBC Good Food Shows Bonanza

You can’t have too much of a good thing, and the BBC Good Food Show is a case in point! From its origin – just an annual show in London – it’s morphed into a series of fabulous showcases around the country. There are four BBC Good Food Shows between now and Christmas and we […]

The best house present ever!

The best house present ever!

If you had £2,000 to spend entirely on beautiful things for the interior of your home, what would you choose? A gorgeous new sofa, some hand-blown glass lamps, an elegant mirror and a luscious sheepskin throw? Or perhaps you’d like a new bed and the softest, most luxurious linen that money can buy? Thanks to […]

Insider Secrets for Foodies

Insider Secrets for Foodies

The Speciality & Fine Food Fair at Olympia is the closest thing that you will find to foodie heaven on earth. The only sad thing about it is that it’s only open to members of the trade. However, don’t be dismayed – we’ve brought you our insider’s guide to all the most lovely products that […]