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1-4 Sept 2019. Volume Opens 31 Aug
NEC Birmingham, B40 1NT, UK

Behind the Brand Stories




Autumn Fair is home to more than 1,300 exhibitors, but just how did they start their retail journey?

To find out, the Autumn Fair team travelled around the country to visit a number of our exhibitors at their warehouses, factories and head offices, to discover what the day-to-day of an exhibitor looks like and what makes their products unique.

A Family Business: Autumn Fair meets Chickidee

Starting as a shabby-chic trestle table, Chickidee has grown into a family-run business, selling their own designs in six UK stores. Learn how the business has developed into wholesale, making products (like Joe's favourite espresso martini candles) that appeal to retailers just as much as to their millennial customers!


The Magic of Puppetry: Autumn Fair meets The Puppet Company

Husband & wife, Peter & Sue Lockey,  began selling puppets at Glastonbury and has since co-founded The Puppet Company, becoming Europe’s largest supplier of puppets.

Learn how they find their inspiration for new product lines and how the magic of puppetry has helped their family-run business grow. Be captivated by the personalities that are as animated as the puppets they create and bring to life!


The Smell of Home: Autumn Fair meets Sandy Bay

Translating homemade candles left as calling cards into a successful UK heritage brand, Sandy Bay founder, Sandy Burns uses her experience as an interior designer and understanding the importance of scent when creating her range of products made from all natural ingredients.

Watch the video now and discover how Sandy Bay has evolved into a brand chosen as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, while still enjoying an ABBA sing-a-long.


Like what you’ve seen? Check out the exhibitors at the show



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