Create and Craft TV will be attending and sponsoring the Association for Creative Industries UK’s biggest event of the year; One Big Show which takes place Sunday 24th– Monday 25th June 2018 at Mercure, Daventry, Court Hotel & Spa.
The One Big Show is back again this summer for a third year running, and will include a whole host of opportunities for existing or prospective creative companies to help the growth of their business. Features will include Creative Dragons; get advice, feedback, valuable help and insight from a panel of industry leading experts, Business mentoring, and special features lead by the Create and Craft team including Meet the Buyers and Crafting Stars.
Steve Hubbard, Head of Buying for Create and Craft, commenting on the Meet the Buyers feature said: ““At Create & Craft we are constantly looking for innovative, first to market product as we continue to drive the craft markets and so with the chance of working with the One Big Show to meet with potential new partnerships we felt this was a fantastic opportunity for all parties and very exciting for our Create and Craft customers. On Monday the 25th we will be hosting our Meet the Buyer feature which allows anyone with an innovative product or brand to present their fantastic ideas to our buying team…We are looking forward to meet and develop new key partnerships as we continue to offer our customers innovative market leading products at fantastic value.”
Rebecca Edwards, TV Operations Manager for Create and Craft, said of the Crafting Stars feature; “We are always on the lookout for people who are talented crafters and have the ability to not only bring a product to life, but to share their skills and talent. We know that there is a wealth of talent out there, so for anyone who has an interest in craft and thinks that they would be able to demonstrate their skill on air we urge you to come and have a go.”
For more details on applying to be involved in any of the above features, or to find out more about One Big Show 2018 head to: http://onebigshow.co.uk/
Notes to Editors:
Create and Craft, part of the Ideal Shopping Direct Group, is an award winning multi – channel craft retailer. Create and Craft broadcasts live on TV and online in the UK and US to over 70 million homes. It offers paper craft, jewellery, sewing, cake decorating and knitting products. Create and Craft is part of Ideal Shopping Direct Limited, one of the UK’s leading multi-channel home shopping retailers with a growing team of 700 based in Peterborough, UK. Ideal Shopping Direct is the most prolific broadcaster of live television in the UK and the No1 direct retailer in craft in the UK. Create and Craft and its associated brands won in nine categories at the 2017 International Craft Awards including; Best TV Shopping Channel For Crafts, Best Craft Website, Best Craft Blog, Best for Quality and Best for Customer Service.
US customers access Create and Craft via its dedicated channel on Dish TV channel 221, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android or Apple apps via www.createandcraft.com 24hrs a day.
UK customers access Create and Craft via Freeview channel 23, Sky channel 683, Freesat 813, Virgin 748, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android or Apple apps and via www.createandcraft.com
AFCI.UK – Association for Creative Industries UK (Formerly CHA-UK Craft & Hobby Association- UK) formed in May 2012, registered as a not-for-profit trade association (No. 07914498) designed to Unify, Develop and Inspire the UK Creative Craft and Hobby Industry.
Based in the UK specifically catering to the needs of creative, craft and hobby professionals from designers, educationalists, start-up, independent retailers, chain and online stores, buyers, suppliers, TV Channels, manufacturers, wholesalers, publishers and everyone in between. Governed by a volunteer group called Board Members who represent a broad cross-section of the UK creative craft and hobby industry, collectively they work for the success of the association and ultimately, the members.
If you wishes to know more about AFCI.UK , how to join or require any further information contact Craig De Souza – Executive Director – on +44(0) 1206 364977 or [email protected]