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Best of Britannia North Overview

Best of Britannia North was a huge success. Don't worry if you didn't attend, you can read all about it this blog by Beverly Wood Design.

Following a successful event at Best of Britannia North, Beverly Wood Design has written an overview of the whole weekend:

Best of Britannia is now over and what an amazing event. The bwd team had a fantastic time.

Hosted by the Best of Britannia team, in the gorgeous old Post Office building in Preston. We met new prospective clients, some existing ones and got to meet many new businesses who we can potentially collaborate with.

Credit to Preston City Council, Creative Lancashire and Best of Britannia team for putting on this showcase and promoting creativity and the very best of British talent. Radio Lancashire were following the event and Beverly (of Beverly Wood Design) was invited to chat on air with ‘Gilly’ John Gillmore about the show.

The Exhibitors

Well where do we start? A real diverse show of creatively-led industries from leather goods to glassware, shoes to chocolates and scooters to ceramics. This event really highlighted the innovation, originality and craftsmanship we have here in the North West.

Did you know that there is a business in Rossendale who are leather experts and make bespoke handbags, clutch bags and belts? We had the pleasure of being next door to Deni Deni – we particularly loved the six foot leather UK map!

We loved Red Thumb Print’s bespoke furniture and wine holders and caught up with our good friends Alexis Valentine, and the simply fabulous Dan Marc.

UCLan Exhibitors at BoB North were exhibiting upstairs. We have always been a proud supporter of UCLan; our designer, Ria Parkinson, graduated with a masters in Interior Design. The quality and innovation from the students was really impressive. If you are a business in the North West looking for talent, you don’t need to look further than Preston.

Food at Best of Britannia North

The outdoor market offered all sorts of foodie delights. If you didn’t try the Bailey’s flapjacks from Flap O Jacks or the fruit flavoured lagers from Freddies then you missed out. Without those awesome flapjacks and the Mango lager we wouldn’t have made it through the weekend.

Blog by Beverly Wood Design, click here to see the full blog and videos from the event.

A note from Creative Lancashire:

Overall it was a smashing weekend. There was networking, sales and great people - what more could you ask for?

We hope to see most of you at the Best of Britannia London event later this month.

Creative Lancashire hub at BOB North

For BOB North, Creative Lancashire curated a space to showcase some of the best, new and emerging makers from the region, working in collaboration with partners including the Best of Britannia team and the Crafts Council.

The Creative Lancashire Hub was a huge success and all exhibitors have been asked to return to the Best of Britannia event in London which takes later this month.

For the list of exhibitors and more information on the Creative Lancashire hub, click here.

(below: Sophie Alice Hirsch Jewellery exhibiting in the Creative Lancashire Hub)