Sign in or Register
 
 
Exantia
Register today to receive each issue absolutely FREE!
Exhibition News Awards




EN looks back over 150 years of Perton Signs and the company’s...

UK organisers are renowned for launching successful exhibitions and...

The Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup will be heading to Scotland’s...

Exhibition News April 2014
April 2014

Dragons Den entrepreneur backs new Best of Britannia event
posted on: 24/7/2012 10:53:15
bob best of britannia

Dragons Den panellist and business entrepreneur Deborah Meaden has thrown her support behind the new BOB: Best of Britannia exhibition later this year.
 
Meaden’s company, The Merchant Fox, will be at the event showcasing its collection of goods produced in the British Isles, and will also host a party on the opening night. Meaden has invested more than £1.6m in 26 businesses over the BBC show’s six series.
 
The Merchant Fox luxury collection will be split into home and interiors, work and travel, and accessories and style. The firm will also offer customers an appointment service to place bespoke orders.
 
The BOB: Best of Britannia exhibition looks to tell the story of British manufacturing excellence by highlighting the work of local producers and products. It will be held at the Farmiloe Building in Clerkenwell, London, from 5 to 7 October 2012.
 
“BOB: Best of Britannia comes at an ideal time for British brands producing in this country,” Meaden said. “Domestically and internationally, ‘Made in Britain’ is undergoing a resurgence. Now it’s up to all of us who manufacture in this country to continue what we’re doing to showcase what makes us, as a nation, Great Britain.”
 
Other exhibitors confirmed at BOB: Best of Britannia include BAC Mono, Pashley Cycles, Hiut Denim and Mark Powell Bespoke Tailoring. Award-winning songwriter Guy Chambers will curate the Best of British music stage, providing live entertainment every evening and presenting up-and-coming artists.
 
A pop-up cinema is also being planned to showcase short, documentary and feature-length British films.
 
“By buying legitimate British brand items, produced by expert craftsman using first-class materials, we are helping to keep these skills alive in the UK,” BOB director Antony Wallis said.
 
Got a story for Exhibition News? Email us: exhibitionnews@mashmedia.net


Print:
Email:
Share article:

COMMENTS
Would you like to Leave a Comment?

LATEST NEWS
CPhI Worldwide, part of UBM Live has appointed Rutger Oudejans to the role of brand director of the UBM Pharma Portfolio.

Prime Minister backs APPG Events inquiry
posted on: 16/4/2014 11:22:59
Prime Minister David Cameron has endorsed the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Inquiry for Events.

The organisers of the International Festival for Business (IFB) have extended their promise to showcase the strengths of the UK’s economic recovery with a series of new events.

The Vintage Sports-Car Club has chosen Peterborough Arena to stage a week of celebrations to mark its 80th milestone.

Global Experience Specialists (GES) has appointed Rob Collins to the position of director of new congress business.