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Birmingham exhibition for independent retailers

Autumn Fair 2019

Date: Sun 01 Sep - Tue 03 Sep

Venue(s): Birmingham NEC

New and revitalised sectors


Autumn Fair is the marketplace of the season for the UK’s home and gift industry. With a new home in the Atrium side of the NEC, you’ll find more diverse, relevant and exciting products to help you explore new possibilities for your business in sectors that provide crossover buying opportunities for you and your customers. With 11 new and revitalised sectors shown below, this year promises even more product inspiration.

New and revitalised sectors

  • Beauty and wellbeing
  • Everyday
  • Fashion
  • Gift
  • Greetings
  • Living, accents and decor
  • Play and tech
  • Sourcing
  • The summerhouse
  • Retail solutions


Also new to the show this year will be Small Business Sunday with Theo Paphitis. Theo created the Small Business Sunday (#SBS on Twitter) concept in October 2010, inviting small businesses to tweet at him with a description of their venture to secure his endorsement. Find out more here.

Bira seminar

Bira will be hosting a seminar on Sunday at the show

Human resources and employee management can be areas of stress for some business owners. From distracted employees, to sick days and hangovers, it can be tricky to know what you can do to manage your staff effectively and fairly in these situations.

So, at Autumn Fair Laura Chalkley, Head of Bira Employment Law Advisory Service at Ellis Whittam (the team behind the Bira Legal service) and Julie Holden, National Membership Manager at Bira will be sharing insights on how to avoid potentially stressful situations and how to best tackle them when or if you do.

We’ll be hosting the seminar on Sunday 1st September at 3:45pm – 4:15pm.


Sign up for your FREE 5-part Guide to Employment Law

We’re giving away a free 5-part Guide to tackling employment issues after Autumn Fair, so whether you managed to catch our seminar or not, you can receive advice on managing employees in your business. Complete the form below and we’ll send it to you after Autumn Fair.

Free 5-part Guide to Employment Law

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A new direction

Discover the new marketplace

Re-edited and refreshed, an all-new Autumn Fair is coming.

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